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Digital Lender Branch Raises Ksh500M for Expansion in Kenya

Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200...

MEST Africa Challenge offering up to $50k for startups based in Africa

MEST Africa has announced the launch of applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa...

Alibaba Conducts Workshop for Rwandan Govt on a Digital Economy

Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop. Held at Alibaba Group’s...

Technologies that give online lenders a competitive edge over banks

For many years, banks used to be the go-to solution for money lending, but their notoriously strict acceptance criteria and bad customer service pushed individuals and businesses alike in...

How AI is monitoring quality control

Whether you name it Industry 4.0, Fourth Industrial Revolution or Smart Industry, the change occurring recently in the manufacturing business takes a similar frame: expanded systems...

Branch Issues 10 Millionth Loan in Kenya as it Raises KES 500 Million for Expansion

  Popular digital lender Branch has announced its third and largest commercial paper issuance worth KES 500 million. The financial services firm’s latest commercial paper is preceded by a KES...

Telkom-Airtel Kenya Merger Rumoured to Take Shape Amid Talks with Top Executives

It appears that Kenya’s second and third largest telecom operators Airtel and Telkom are back to pursuing a merger that was hinted sometime in April 2018. This latest development, which is said...

A Quick Guide to Getting the Most Out of Manufacturer Coupons

If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to save, then you should try couponing. Coupons are generally incredible when it comes to scoring huge discounts on grocery supplies,...

Lendable closes financing to expand access to credit across Africa

Lendable, Inc., a New York and Nairobi based technology-enabled funding provider to frontier market alternative lenders, or non-bank lenders in Mid December secured dual tranche 36 month...

Uber launches UberASSIST to help elderly and disabled riders in Nairobi

Uber in Kenya has announced the launch of a new product; UberASSIST an option that caters for senior riders and riders with access needs in the wake of World Disability Day last week....

SolarNow raises $9m from SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility

Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow has closed $9m in debt financing from SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility. The $9m facility is SolarNow’s third structured asset...

17 Great Shows to Watch on Showmax this Januworry.

2019 is finally here and as we know, Januworry is a busy month for everyone. But it shouldn’t get you down at all because Showmax Kenya has got you covered. Instead of going out and...

Most Successful Business Ideas List In 2019

Whenever we think about starting up a business there are several options that hit our mind. The fact that matters is choosing an option that leads to success in a much better way.  If you...

4 Reasons Kenyan Women Are Afraid Of Using Taxify

The taxi-hailing app has faced a lot of backlash over the last couple of months. Kenyan women and in Africa have been complaining about Taxify and with very good reasons. There have been...

VLC Crossed 3 Billion Downloads. Here’s What’s Next for Them

VLC, the open source media player passed 3 billion downloads last night at CES 2019 where they celebrated this occasion with a live download counter. Here’s what they are planning for the next...

Facebook is Rating and Punishing Advertisers Based on Customer Feedback

Facebook’s business plan is simple. Have a free platform where people sign up and in return, they harvest your data that is used as metadata for their advertisers dashboard for the latter to serve...

An Overview of Fintech in 2018

Fintech has grown in recent years and has now evolved into something of a household name and service. It answered the call to simplify financial issues and conundrums, and provided an...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is Official with a Huge 48 MP Camera Sensor at A Budget Price

 Xiaomi has finally unveiled its first phone under the new budget sub-brand, Redmi – the Redmi Note 7. The device’s headline-making feature is a 48 MP camera sensor, which the Chinese...

Instagram to Let Users Share Posts to Multiple Accounts, Adds Google Photos Shortcut

Instagram iOS app now lets you share posts to multiple accounts in one sitting or at least for some users just like how the Twitter app does if you manage multiple accounts. The Facebook-owned...

Charles Mwangi Leaves Tesla For a Secretive Startup

Charles Mwangi, Tesla’s former Senior Director of Engineering announced recently on LinkedIn that he has decided to leave the company after 6 years. “After slightly over 6 years, I have decided to...

People Are Pissed They Can’t Delete Facebook From their Samsung Phones

Facebook is a company that enjoys a relatively huge install base and you’d be hard pressed to find someone in this modern era who doesn’t have a Facebook account. People either install the app...

How to Reduce the Amount of Data Facebook Collects on You

Facebook privacy scandals that rocked 2018 revealed a lot of the data they have on us. This led to some of its users to start the #DeleteFacebook movement and erase their accounts from the giant...

WhatsApp May Bring Biometric Authentication In The Future

WhatsApp is a really popular instant messaging app around the world and its simplicity could be the reason that it is loved by the billions out there. WhatsApp adds incremental updates over time...

Twitter Will Test ‘Status Indicators’ and More To Spur Conversations

Twitter is one of those social networks that have stuck to their true nature where the core experience has not changed in a while. When you login, you can see other people’s tweets on the timeline...

Millions Downloaded Adware on Google Play That Masqueraded As ‘Apps’

App Stores nowadays boast millions of apps and although we have amazing paid and free apps on them, there are some apps that are not what they seem to be. This is a problem that has been plaguing...

Xiaomi Releases Cheaper and Better AirPods Competitor, Among Other Xiaomi-Related Stories

Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi has been doing well in the last couple of months. The OEM, which spun popular third part ROM for Android devices MIUI into a business that churns of smart...

The Superstitious Network Is Dedicated to Sharing Your Irrational Beliefs

The Superstitious Network is a recently launched social media platform that allows users from all over the world to post their most irrational beliefs. It is hard to try to understand the...

Kenya Interior Ministry Launches System for Police, Advises Officers to Take ICT Classes

The Kenya Police has been implementing some changes in its law enforcement processes. It started with the plan to switch their attire from the sky-blue tops to blue uniforms, to the launch of...

Fuliza, Safaricom’s M-Pesa Loan Facility Goes Live After CBK Approval

At the beginning of the month, Safaricom announced Fuliza, an overdraft facility on M-Pesa that would give M-Pesa customers access to an overdraw on their account which would allow them to...

Apple CES Ad Trolled Tech Companies on Privacy. They’re No Angels Either

Apple had a tough week and this past weekend took a brilliant aim on rival tech companies with its ad touting its privacy prowess. “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone” The tech...
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