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Interview: DukaTech Takes on eCommerce With Tech Supplies Shop

Asked what differentiates them from other online tech stores, DukaTech defined their unique selling point as their quality products, unrivalled customer experience, a desire to continually improve and their business model. Starting small, the store has been on the up and currently employs 10 staff members.

Safaricom Launches App to Help Students Spend HELB Loans Responsibly

The service will be accessible via USSD or a mobile app, and is expected to serve a wide range of purposes. Notably, the solution is designed to promote responsible spending of student loans by locking in funds for specific allocations, such as tuition or library fees.

Samsung Named No.1 Global TV Manufacturer for 15 Consecutive Years

Locally the electronics manufacturer also noted an increase in the purchase of TVs especially at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 with more Kenyans choosing to upgrade their TV sets from normal digital TV’s to smart TV’s, to bigger TVs and many other options that are available in the market.

Mobile Loans: New Bill Changes Lenders’ Playbook

The ease of sending and receiving funds via mobile money in Kenya, as well as the country's relatively high internet penetration rate have contributed to their rise. These factors, combined with Kenya's youth unemployment rate (39% according to 2019 Census data) has created a monster that has left financial services regulators scratching their heads.

PayPal Nightmare Experiences Leave Kenyan Writers, Online Freelancers Broke & Distressed

Numerous Kenyan freelancers have been left frustrated and distressed thanks to their experiences with the service. With payments withheld and some losing their accounts in questionable circumstances, more of them are searching for alternatives.

Kikao64: Eldoret’s New Co-Working Space Excites Entrepreneurs [PHOTOS]

Kikao64's mission is to cultivate opportunities each new day for its community of individuals, businesses, startups and nonprofits to work, connect and thrive.

Sensory Surveillance & Smart Devices: Why We Should Care About the...

Most of us buy smart devices for the innovation and convenience they promise without giving much thought to how these gadgets handle data security and privacy. The camera in our smart doorbell or lock can, for instance, provide data about when we are home, when our mail is delivered, and even whether we have a dog.

Opera Pilots Built-in Chat Service ‘Hype’ in Kenya

Opera's aggressive push to bridge the digital divide in Africa has seen it grow its user base in Africa by 40 per cent since 2018. As of 2019, over 120 million people on the continent used Opera's browsers and mobile applications. Opera noted that it developed the chat service as it reimagined the future of browsers and what they have to offer - in a bid to enable seamless surfing, sharing and communication without compromising speed or driving increased data consumption.

Nokia 1.4 Set to Hit the Kenyan Market

The battery life is a non-issue for its users as the device is structured to entertain and connect at the same time for hours on end thanks to the improved two-day capacity of the phone’s impressive powerpack.

Spotify is Finally Coming to Kenya, Here’s What You Can Expect

Many Kenyans already use Spotify, but are forced to sneakily do so using VPNs as the service is not available in the region. The firm has in recent years faced harsh criticism from African artists, fans and lobby groups for distributing African music while the service remains inaccessible on the continent, and news of the expansion will no doubt be music to their ears.