Samsung opens largest retail store in Africa

Samsung Electronics East Africa has opened the largest consumer electronics and mobile products store in Africa. At 700 square feet, this is the largest Samsung store In Africa and the second store at the Two Rivers Mall.  According to Sung Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Africa, the opening of the new store will enhance the retail experience of customers “We remain committed to delivering quality products and technological solutions to our consumers in an accessible manner. Customers have expectations and demands from our brand, and the opening of…

Huawei launches latest device into the Kenyan market

Huawei East and Central Africa Head of Mobile, Steve Li (C), Huawei Marketing and Communication Manager, Nakhulo Khaimia (R) and Huawei Training Manager, Derrick Alenga display the new Huawei Y9 during its launch in Nairobi.   Huawei is looking to grow footprint into Kenyas’ growing mid-range smartphone market with the launch of Huawei Y9 2019. Through the firm’s local mobile division, Huawei has unveiled the phone that comes with a new notched 6.5inch full view display According to Huawei the new device features an upgraded Central Processing Unit (CPU), front…

Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

OPPO launches revolutionary F9 with VOCC Flash charge technology

The leading global Smartphone brand OPPO has launched the OPPO F9 Smartphone into the Kenyan market which comes with the latest super-fast charging technology, VOOC Flash Charge, with a 5-minute charging time for a 2-hour talk time. It also brings gradient colors as well as a unique Waterdrop Screen design that offers elegance, operability and new vision. Today’s customer is in constant move. We have therefore developed OPPO F9 to fit in with this nature and lifestyle, and to create a new trend in the industry. The device brings to…

UNAIDS and Startimes launch APP for HIV/AIDs prevention among youths

UNAIDS and StarTimes have partnered to create HIV/AIDs awareness among youths in Africa through application of online Mobile videos. The campaign dubbed “Value of new media in Africa, HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign” the two organizations have agreed to explore technology to spread HIV/AIDS related content. The establishment of partnership UNAIDS and StarTimes is aimed to boost their cooperation in different African countries, aiming to mobilizing all available resources to enhance the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the continent. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé said that HIV/AIDS prevention information and knowledge is yet…

Finserve releases mKey keyboard app to enrich lifestyle

The audacious app, mKey, is a case study of adapting technology to customer lifestyle needs. It has redefined how we communicate and transact by fusing social conversations with the best in financial services into a lifestyle defined by ultimate user experience.  Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app to converge social, and financial services into an integrated lifestyle while rewarding users as they transact. mKey brings a differentiated user experience to the market by blending the best of social conversations with the full breadth of financial services as it…

Sony scoops up 17 honours at Red Dot Award

  Sony continues to push the boundaries of digital innovation, and has picked up 17 accolades at this year’s edition of the Red Dot Award: Product Design for its superb product design across various product categories, including wireless earphones, in-ear headphones and digital cameras, among others. The Red Dot Award is a leading international design competition for product design, communication design and design concepts. The BRAVIA® AF8 Series was among several other products that earned the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award. The awards jury highlighted…

OKash introduces facial security protection system to edge out Scammers

By Barbra Onkoba OKash, the microlending app developed by Opay has introduced a facial recognition security system to protect the identity of any OKash borrower from potential third-party fraud. Kenyan mobile financial technology providers face multiple challenges by scammers who use personal information such as a phone or ID number to get a loan using someone else identity. On 16 May 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018. The Act contains some new provisions relating to the blockchain, mobile money, and offenses related to…