Category: Tech Debates

Five Kenyan Women Tech Startups awarded Ksh 1Mn to fund their business

Five Kenyan Women Tech Startups awarded Ksh 1Mn to fund their business

@iBizAfrica a Business incubator and Standard Chartered Bank, today announced they have awarded five local Women led tech businesses with Ksh 1Million each to help fund their business. Speaking during the award ceremony Standard Chartered Bank CEO Kariuki Ngari said that the event taking place virtually is a great milestone to show the importance of […]
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TikTok commits USD $10 Mn across Africa in response to Covid-19

TikTok commits USD $10 Mn across Africa in response to Covid-19

Leading short-form video platform, TikTok, announced today that it will be donating US$10 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which will go towards supporting efforts for both routine vaccinations against existing infectious diseases in Africa, as well as future deployment of  COVID-19 vaccines. The contribution will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through its […]
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video conferencing - zoom in kenya

What is Zoom? Video conferencing platform you can use in Kenya

With the global Coronavirus pandemic, more people are working from home at the moment, following the governments advisory. This calls for a system that will allow people to work remotely in a bid to connect with colleagues, zoom comes into place; a video conference and meeting platform. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with […]
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Kenya joins the world in celebrating international open data day 2020

Kenya joins the world in celebrating international open data day 2020

Government and other stakeholders in the ICT the sector today converged at Strathmore University to join the world in celebrating the International Open Data Day. The event running under the theme; ‘Towards sustainable open data access in Kenya’ seeks to address some of the challenges facing Kenya in terms of access to credible and reliable data for […]
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Andela, Australian Government hosts Women in Tech Event

Andela, the technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers recently hosted a Women in Tech event in Nairobi. The event was hosted in partnership with the Australian Government. The event was graced by Her Excellency Alison Chartres – the Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda; Ambassador to Burundi; designate to Somalia, as well […]
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Worldwide spending on augmented and virtual reality to reach $18.8 billion in 2020, IDC

IDC predicts Worldwide spending on AR & VR to reach $18.8 billion in 2020

Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to be $18.8 billion in 2020, an increase of 78.5% over the $10.5 billion International Data Corporation (IDC) expects will be spent in 2019. The latest update to IDC’s Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide also shows that worldwide spending on AR/VR products […]
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Facebook hosts Facebook iD8 in Nairobi to celebrate tech ecosystem

Facebook hosts Facebook iD8 in Nairobi to celebrate tech ecosystem

Facebook (www.facebook.com) on Friday brought together over 400 developers, startups and businesses from across Sub-Saharan Africa in a first of its kind conference dubbed “Facebook iD8 Nairobi”. The event is part of Facebook’s effort to create opportunities for innovation, community building and education throughout the continent. “Facebook iD8 Nairobi” created a space for developers and […]
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