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So. Safaricom just SPAMMED me via SMS to tell me that they have available at their Safaricom Shops limited quantities of the Huawei Ascend Y550 Android smartphone. What made this SPAM extra interesting is that the Huawei Ascend Y550 is an entry-level 4G smartphone being sold for only Kes. 13,999.00.

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Earlier today, Safaricom launched their much anticipated hybrid Internet and Digital TV Set-Top Box (STB) which has been named rather imaginatively as ‘theBigBox’. I had the opportunity to attend the launch this afternoon at the Sarit Centre in Westlands for a few minutes before heading off to other more pressing engagements.

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Uber. Global. On-Demand. Controversial. Feared. Celebrated. Excellent. Disruptive. US$ 42+ Billion Valuation. These are the things that come to mind when I think about Uber, that wunderkind of the nascent and fast growing global on-demand economy enabled by mobile apps and the Internet. Uber was late coming to Kenya having

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Its just under a week since Safaricom successfully executed their monumental M-Pesa G-2 upgrade which involved ‘bringing M-Pesa home’ after the G-1 platform was hosted by Vodafone for close to 8 years in Germany – since M-Pesa’s commenced operations in Kenya. Everything seemed to have gone according to plan after

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Jumia.co.ke, arguably Kenya’s leading contender for the ‘Amazon.com of Kenya’ moniker today shared a report whereby they indicated their mobile traffic had reached 37% of all online traffic. I found this number surprisingly low given that in my experience, mobile traffic in Kenya is almost always on par if not

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APA Insurance today launched Mwezi kwa Mwezi, an online premium financing platform that enables motor vehicle insurance policy holders to pay for their annual premiums in up to six monthly payments. Aptly named, Mwezi kwa Mwezi means ‘month to month’ in kiswahili. Mwezi kwa Mwezi was developed in conjunction with Swahiba

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The latest numbers from the Communications Authority indicate that mobile penetration hit 82.6% in Kenya which translates into 33.6 million mobile subscribers – thats a lot! However, the majority of mobile subsribers in Kenya tend to use inexpensive feature phones that sell for less than Kes. 2,000.00 and typically have

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If all goes according to plan, Safaricom’s much anticipated M-Pesa upgrade this weekend will open a new chapter of mobile money innovation where Kenya continues to lead the world since 2007. There is no doubt that M-Pesa has become a behemoth with close to 20 million users, 81,000 Agents and

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SYSPRO was founded in 1978 in South Africa and today is a leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for manufacturers and distributors in Africa and beyond. Kenya being one of their growth markets, SYSPRO held a customer day in Nairobi last week to showcase the latest developments in SYSPRO

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  Wiko who launched in Kenya last year with an impressive range of reasonably priced mobile devices have announced steep price reductions for some of their entry-level and mid-range Android smartphones. More specifically, Wiko have dropped prices for their Goa, Sunset and Lenny Android smartphones significantly – which were already quite inexpensive.

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