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Its been approximately two months or so(?) since Safaricom launched their MySafaricom mobile app, first on Android and more recently on iOS. I installed the MySafaricom mobile app on my iPhone to take it for a spin since this is the first mobile app that Safaricom has launched that offers

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  I did a blog post a couple of weeks ago when I attended Solar Africa in Nairobi to see the team from Cello Electronics’ who had just launched their Solar TV. Well, the story gets better. I’ve had a Cello Electronics’ Solar TV at home for 2 weeks and

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Earlier today I attended the Solar Africa exhibition at the Carnivore grounds in Nairobi, Kenya, which ran from the 10th to the 12th June 2016. The main reason I was there was to visit the team from Cello Electronics who had a stand where they were showcasing a range of

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It was inevitable that the on-demand US$ 65B juggernaut that is Uber would finally find its way to the pearl of Africa, also known as Uganda. I received a press release a short while ago on this development. Uber launched this morning in Kampala, Uganda’s largest city and also its

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Last week I shared a list of the 14 most popular local websites in Kenya in April 2016 according to the SimilarWeb rankings as provided within their free top 50 listing. My blog post reached the folks over at SimilarWeb who were kind enough to share with me the latest

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I am really really excited about this blog post! Basically, using Facebook’s Advertising Campaign Dashboard I was able to ‘harvest’ data on their users in Kenya during the month of May 2016 across a broad range of metrics. I have been able to use various data sets to create an

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Its been a good number of years since I did a list ranking popular websites in Kenya here on my blog. As it turns out, even today, these are (still!) some of my most popular blog posts with views in the tens of thousands to-date. Therefore, given that the complexion

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Something pretty special happened at Microsoft when Satya Nadella took over the helm as their CEO. All of a sudden, Microsoft started doing things that were unthinkable a few years earlier. They partnered with competitors like Google and Apple to deploy their offerings across mobile and desktop operating systems, as

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I just received a press release that Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have come together to create ROAM, a joint venture business that will consolidate their respective online classifieds ventures in Africa. This sort of consolidation seemed inevitable to me given that this is a space that was highly

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This blog post is really overdue and I am sure my friends over at Tecno Kenya are not amused! Truth be said, April 2016 was incredibly busy so I just did not get time to do this sooner. Anyway, I finally got round to doing the unboxing of Tecno’s latest

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