GSMA says shared infrastructure inhibits effective competition

GSMA says shared infrastructure inhibits effective competition

The GSMA has released the findings of a new report, “Wholesale Open Access Networks”, which examines the performance of the wholesale open access network (WOAN) model (also known as single wholesale network or SWN) in five markets around the world: Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda and South Africa. The report follows up on a 2014 study that assessed the potential economic case for implementing the wholesale network model, found that, in the countries examined, there was…

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DSTV Criticized for x-rated content on Cartoon Network

DSTV Criticized for x-rated content on Cartoon Network

DSTV is in the center of criticism after a photo depicting an adult scene was shared on social media. The company DStv Kenya, through their official Twitter handle, said it is aware of the picture which purportedly shows inappropriate content on Cartoon Network. The company said in a statement “We can confirm without hesitation that these images are not authentic and have never been broadcasted or shared on any official Cartoon Network platforms in Africa…

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Facebook Kills AI Robot because it ‘invented its own language’

Facebook Kills AI Robot because it ‘invented its own language’

Facebook has reportedly killed an AI they invented after it taught itself a new language. The artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook created its own language an dwould probably have been unpredictable. It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. Researchers shut the system down when they realized the AI was no longer using English.  According to Metro UK, the researchers noticed that Artificial Intelligence they had created has started…

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates as world’s richest person briefly after shares surge

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates as world’s richest person briefly after shares surge

The founder Amazon, Jeff Bezos momentarily beat Microsoft Founder Thursday morning as the world’s richest person. The result was due to a spike in the Amazon.com Inc. shares. This advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled to make him top richest person. Shares of the online retailer fell 0.7 percent to $1,046 at 4 p.m. in New York, after surging as high as $1,083.31 four hours earlier, the climb gave Bezos a net…

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Bunifu CTO wins Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award

Bunifu CTO wins Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award

The CTO of Kenya’s tech start-up Bunifu Technologies Kimutai Kipng’etich, has won Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for the Visual Studio and Development Technologies award category The company has designed first Kenyan Antivirus and possibly the first in Africa. Bunifu Antivirus has won two major national accolades since it was officially launched. In 2015, it was awarded the best Innovative product at the National Science Week exhibition championed by National Commission for Science Technology and…

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90% of Kenyans have consumed fake news about 2017 general election

90% of Kenyans have consumed fake news about 2017 general election

Fake news gained viral prominence during the recent US presidential campaign. For the first time, deliberately false news stories, or fake news, appeared to influence the outcome of an election. Research showed that fake news stories were more widely shared on Facebook than mainstream news items. A research and strategic communications consultancy Portland in collaboration with, a mobile surveying platform GeoPoll has released findings on Fake news in Kenya. According to the research that 90percent…

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Sunrise Period for the .Ke Second Level Domain set for July 23 by KeNIC

Sunrise Period for the .Ke Second Level Domain set for July 23 by KeNIC

The Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) the entity charged that manages and the administrators of the .Ke Country Code Top-Level Domain (.ke ccTLD) name is announcing the launch of .Ke Second Level Domains. The second-level domain (SLD) is the portion of the domain name that is located immediately to the left of the dot and domain name extension. In the case of .Ke domain which is a  country code second-level domain (ccSLD) for Kenya, the…

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Kenya to start using digital driving licenses, NTSA

Kenya to start using digital driving licenses, NTSA

Early this year, the National Transport and Safety Authority of Kenya announced a proposal to launch a smart driving licenses. The move was made primarily to improve motorist safety on the roads. NTSA in March signed a Sh2.1 billion contract with the National Bank of Kenya for the manufacture and formulation of the smart licenses aimed at revolutionizing enforcement of traffic laws. According to Dr Wangila National Bank is working with Vienna-based digital payment solutions…

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Safaricom Pilots Photo IDs to Stop M-Pesa fraud

Safaricom Pilots Photo IDs to Stop M-Pesa fraud

Mobile money is one great solutions that has put Kenya on the global map. Started by Safaricom several years ago, M-Pesa transacts billions each month.The company has 28.1 million registered customers and 19 million active M-Pesa users. However as cases of identity theft and cyber crime increases, the company is constantly finding new ways to curb M-Pesa Fraud. Safaricom has announced that is has distributed over 25,000 pre-programmed smartphones to its M-Pesa agents to be…

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Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

Is PublicLikes growing into a scam? All accounts expire every 2 Months

PublicLikes has just gained a notorious publicity in Kenya in the last 3 months, Alexa the web ranking site puts it at global rank of 24,363 and 15 in Kenya. According to the website, PublicLikes.com is an innovative social media marketing tool available in a multi-language environment. The service works in PTC format, i.e. Paid to Click websites where you Earn some money whenever you watch ads do some task in the web browser. PTC…

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