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Multichoice slashes decoder price by 60 pc

  MultiChoice Kenya has announced a 60 per cent price drop on its leading high definition PVR decoder – the DStv Explora a head of the Olympics game. Kenyans will now enjoy these services for only Sh12, 500 down from Sh30, 650 also the new price is inclusive of the decoder, cabling and installation costs Stephen Isaboke, […]
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Yellow pages Kenya unveils a travel website

@Yatich_ Business listings company, Yellow Pages Kenya has on Friday launched a travel website aimed at improving the tourism experience in Kenya. The website;  www.traveldiscoverkenya.com is set to encourage users to find relevant information to their travel in Kenya. Speaking during the launch, Yellow Pages Kenya Managing Director Pedro Gomes said the website will provide […]
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Safaricom takes on Uber with Little Cab launch

Kenya’s telecoms company Safaricom is joining up with a local software firm to launch a ride-hailing company to take on Uber as it seeks new sources of revenue, its CEO said. Safaricom, which is 40 per cent owned by Britain’s Vodafone, and Nairobi-based software developer Craft Silicon will launch the app called Littlecabs in the […]
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Equitel targets EAC bloc

Regional financial services provider Equity Group is set to introduce its mobile platform Equitel to all markets where the group operates. Speaking to Paris-based special report publisher Marcopolis, the groups Chief Executive, James Mwangi said that the Bank, through Finserve Africa; their mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is partnering with telecoms in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, […]
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Telkom to exit Kenya after stake sale

French Telkom firm, Orange has issued a statement in Nairobi announcing the completion of the sale of its 70 per cent stake, which it said was subjected to approval from relevant authorities including the Kenyan government. The private equity firm is selling the stake to Helios Investment Partners. “The Africa and Middle-East region remains a […]
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Growing spectre of cyber crime in Africa

Check Point, a global network cyber security vendor has revealed the deep disparities in the threat environments in Africa, and the potential for increased attacks as cyber-criminals target mobile devices. At the end of the first quarter of 2016 (January – March 2016), Nigeria ranks as the 16th highest ranked country, moving up two places […]
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Finlux Tv makes an entry in Kenya

Turkey’s TV manufacturer and the largest in Europe in terms of market share, Vestel’s Finlux TV brand has entered the Kenyan market through online retail platform Jumia. Finlux is renowned for its cutting edge and innovative technology, one of the first electronic brands to be sold predominantly online and on its own dedicated e-commerce site. […]
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ShowMax expands footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa

  By Brian Yatich ShowMax a video on demand provider which was initially launched in South Africa in August 2015 is expanding to 36 additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Naspers-owned internet television provider service costs US$ 7.99 (about Kshs 800) per month for unlimited viewing. The service includes a Kiswahili language section and a […]
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