PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

5 Days to Sanlam Financial Journalism Awards entries closer 

The Awards, running for the 45th consecutive year, recognize the best financial reporting by reporters based in Africa With 5 days before entries close for the 2019 Sanlam (https://www.Sanlam.com/) Financial Journalist of the Year Awards at midnight on 28 February, reporters practising financial journalism in Africa are encouraged to submit their best work for the competition. The Awards, running for the 45th consecutive year, recognise the best financial reporting by reporters based in Africa, publishing or broadcasting commendable journalism about the continent. Representing the longest running awards dedicated to financial journalism in…

Irene Koki Mutungi: The First female African Dreamliner captain in the world

Captain Koki’s pioneering journey to the top of aviation began at a young age. Her father was a pilot and Mutungi dreamed of following in his footsteps, “I was flying with my dad probably from about two-years-old and by the time I was five or six I would talk about ‘I want to be a pilot’, but nobody took me seriously.” This passion stayed with her throughout her childhood and when it came to choosing a career, Mutungi still wanted to fly. However, her dad was not always convinced it…

A faster, simpler way to buy airtime and pay electricity bills

Purchasing airtime across networks, paying postpaid bills to Kenya Power and buying electricity token has been made easier, only a text message away. This follows a revolutionary invention by Financial Technology Services solution provider Tsenda. You can now be able to buy airtime and Electricity tokens by just sending a message to a toll-free shortcode 40512. Despite Tsenda being a Safaricom Paybill-backed system, it is also usable with all the other telcos networks and is supported by Kibo Capital’s PaymentGate LLP e-Receipting system. READ ALSO: Aspira ink deal with Xiaomi Mi…

VIVO launches first dual pop up Camera phone in Kenya

Vivo Kenya Managment posing for a picture during the Launch of the Vivo Brand Global technology company vivo, has stamped its mark in the Kenyan market by launching its regional offices in the Kenyan capital and also unveiled the new V17 Pro smartphone in the Kenyan Market. Vivo is committed to the Kenyan market and looks forward to making the most of its innovation and ingenuity to deliver user experiences that Kenyan consumers love. The company is actively investing in offline retail stores as a touch-point in Kenya to enable…

Sony introduces the new EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker with powerful sound

Enhance every beat and boost your party with EXTRA BASS™ Keep the celebration going in any location thanks to the easy to carry design and improved durability[i] Create the perfect party atmosphere with the new lighting design[ii] and colours Sony refreshes its EXTRA BASS™ wireless speaker line up in Kenya with the addition of SRS-XB32 portable speakers. Sound that packs a punch Offering deep and punchy bass sound, the XB32 from the popular EXTRA BASS™ series of speakers from Sony, has dual passive radiators which work together with stereo full…

Ericsson looking to the future and the implementation of 5G networks

Ericsson has a long history in Africa, particularly in Kenya. Nicolas Blixell Head of the Global Customer Unit MTN for Ericsson Middle East and Africa,     talks about the company’s history on the continent,  “The first deal we have made in Africa came in 1896, 120 years ago, when we installed the fixed exchange in Kenya. We started the first rollout of 2G in South Africa in 1994, we had built 2G, 3G, 4G, we are across the whole continent.” Africa is a key market for Ericsson and Blixell explains why,…

Ghetto Classics changing lives through Music

Ghetto Classics began in Korogocho, one of the largest and most dangerous slums in Nairobi, before expanding across Kenya In Kenya, Elizabeth Njoroge is using her background in classical music to give classical orchestra training to children in impoverished areas. Her initiative Ghetto Classics was founded 10 years ago on the belief that sheet music will help provide a blueprint for a better life. She talks about her project’s goals, “I teach music to young people, especially those from underprivileged areas, with the belief that music changes their lives and…

SMEs Urged to take advantage of smartphones to expand their customer base

Models, Erick Musyoki and Vanessa Lumbasio go through the features of Taffuta mobile App which enables customers to directly interact with entrepreneurs when transacting business. The upsurge in use of Smartphones in the country which now stands at over 60 percent has created a huge market opportunity for mobile App developers. According to Harsh Savalkar, Taffuta mobile App developer based in Kisumu County, the increase use of Smartphones particularly among the youth offers SMEs and individual businesses an excellent platform to market their products and services through strategic Apps that…