Business

10 Great women entrepreneurs running successful businesses in Kenya

10 Great women entrepreneurs running successful businesses in Kenya

For the last decade, Kenya has become a centre for innovation. Thanks to innovations like M-PESA, Ushahidi and other highly creative brand builders producing world-class solutions, designs and products that have place our nation on the global map. Away from innovation, the country also has a strong entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted, and it is women entrepreneurs […]
Read more
Tecno overthrows Samsung in handset sales across Africa in 2020

Tecno overthrows Samsung in handset sales across Africa in 2020

Chinese smartphone brand TECNO Mobile bested Korean giant Samsung for handset sales in Africa in 2020, confirming its status as the Number 1 smartphone brand on the continent. Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service announced this week that the TRANSSION Holdings-owned brand’s successful launch of handset models in the affordable segment and continued market spending has […]
Read more
Showmax slashes mobile subscription to Kes. 300 a month

Showmax slashes mobile subscription to Ksh 300 a month

Showmax mobile subscribers in Kenya will pay Ksh 300 a month for access to the full Showmax catalogue on a single mobile device. The new price cut starting 19 April will be a 20% reduction on the previous price point of Ksh 380. Speaking about the price change, Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for Connected Video, said that they know that consumers are […]
Read more
Microsoft moves to healthcare with $19.7 B acquisition of Nuance

Microsoft moves to healthcare with $19.7 B acquisition of Nuance

Microsoft and Nuance announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Nuance in a transaction valued at $19.7 billion. Nuance is a cloud and AI software leader representing decades of accumulated healthcare and enterprise AI experience. Mark Benjamin will remain CEO of Nuance, reporting to Scott Guthrie, executive vice president […]
Read more
Top 10 Innovative Cities in Africa

Top 10 Innovative Cities in Africa

Nairobi is the top city in Africa for innovation and ranks among the top 100 globally according to Knight Frank’s Africa Horizons Report 2021/22. Nairobi ranked ahead of Cape Town which was second, Kampala third with Cairo and Johannesburg at fourth and fifth place respectively. The report notes that the ability of African cities to […]
Read more
Safaricom picks Ericsson for E-band microwave solution

Safaricom picks Ericsson for E-band microwave solution

Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya. The solution – MINI-LINK 6352 – offers key advantages such as high capacity, efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance. With technological advances in microwave […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more