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Safaricom bets on new apps to diversify revenue streams

Safaricom plans to enter into partnership with software companies as it seeks to design more in-house mobile phone applications. The leading mobile operator says they


Navigating Kenya’s news consumption paywall, lessons from NYT

Seven years ago, the NYT was in deep shit. Revenue was declining at “free fall”, print copies were becoming expensive, web and social media traffic

Technology Women in Tech

Facebook launches inspirational book on African women

As part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’, a collection inspirational


5G: Global adoption rate, speed and patent race

While mobile internet connections on 4G networks are quick enough for most average users, enabling them to stream HD video or download music, apps and


Mastercard’s 5th Nairobi Burger Week Edition enters sixth day

The famed Nairobi Burger Week by EatOut, which began on 26th Feb has entered its sixth day on Wednesday with diners across the city enjoying

Blockchain Technology

Mercuryo offers Africa crypto purchases via Apple Pay and Google Pay

Africans can now convert their fiat currency to cryptocurrencies via Apple Pay and Google Pay, thanks to British fintech company Mercuryo. Anyone with a smartphone


How technology has revolutionized Mozambique’s gas industry

The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multifold: increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all tend to follow investments


Internet penetration rate in Nigeria rises to 50%

About 50% of Nigeria’s population is using the Internet and around 90% of the total population have mobile phones. This according to the Digital 2021: Nigeria


How low smartphone penetration is hurting Zimbabwe’s tech adoption

Econet Wireless says that smartphone penetration in Zimbabwe is still at a low 52%, compared to about 90% for South Africa and 80% for Kenya,