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LG Electronics confirms it's discontinuing its smartphone business

LG Electronics confirms it’s discontinuing its smartphone business

LG Electronics has confirmed that it is shutting down its smartphone business to focus on the firm’s growth areas. The South Korean technology group says the move will enable it to focus resources on electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions. The firm was once considered a pioneer of […]
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Huawei gifts buyers 50% off on Huawei products

Huawei gifts buyers 50% off on Huawei products

Huawei Mobile Kenya will run a 5-day campaign aimed at giving discounts on various products and services in their Huawei Experience Stores in Nairobi. The Huawei Experience Stores include Sarit Center, Yaya Center, Village Market and Thika Road Mall (TRM) respectively. Consumers will benefit from 10% discount on all accessories that include Smartwatches, FreeBuds, Band […]
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Zoom now lets developers integrate its platform with a new SDK release

Zoom now lets developers integrate its platform with a new SDK release

Teleconferencing service provider, Zoom has released a new SDK (software development kit) to help developers build Zoom into their software. According to the company, you can now build your own “video-based applications and websites” on top of Zoom’s platform and can more easily incorporate Zoom’s video and audio features directly into your apps. The company […]
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Facebook intoduces VAT Tax On Kenyan Users

Facebook intoduces VAT Tax On Kenyan Users

Facebook has introduced taxes in Kenya effective April 1, 2021 applicable to advertisers following the new digital service tax introduced by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). According to Facebook, the VAT will apply to individuals who use the platform as a means to market and sell their products. “This applies to advertisers whose ‘Sold To’ […]
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Safaricom Pilots 5G connectivity across Kenya

Safaricom Pilots 5G connectivity across Kenya

Safaricom on Friday announced the launch of trials for the trail-blazing 5G technology in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega. The trial, which will begin with both individual and enterprise customers plans to expand the number of such 5G sites to more than 150 across nine towns over the next 12 months. The primary objective during […]
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