Uber Nairobi wants your older car

Uber Nairobi wants your older car

Uber Nairobi is launching a new low cost package, seemingly to beat the rising competition. Taxify, the latest entrant in the ride-hailing apps industry in the Kenyan market reduced its prices by 15% early January 2017.The move aimed at  slashing the market share of other taxi services namely, Mondo, Uber and Little in Nairobi. Extra Read: Uber sued by former Lyft driver for $5M over ‘Hell’ tracking program The latest move by Uber will allow cars…

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Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program Gets African Partnership

Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program Gets African Partnership

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The program helps MSPs address the growing demand for IT security services and enables them to attract new customers in the SMB markets, while satisfying existing customers looking to outsource all IT functions, including security, to a trusted third-party. The specialized program is designed for MSP…

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M-Pesa transactions will be free tomorrow

M-Pesa transactions will be free tomorrow

Safaricom Kenya largest Mobile service provider experienced a networking failure that completely cut off its services countrywide. The company has confirmed through test messages to its subscribers that M-Pesa transactions will be free, see below M-Pesa transaction free tomorrow Dear Customer, thank you for choosing Safaricom, in appreciation, sending money with M-PESA will be free tomorrow 26-04-2017 starting 12:00am to 11:59pm Customers were not able to send or receive calls or text messages for the…

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Instagram hit by a one-hour outage

Instagram hit by a one-hour outage

Instagram went down for many users around the globe on both the web and mobile app. This resulted to a server error page when logging into Instagram.com on other occasions it took a while to load. Extra Read: Welcome ‘Status’, WhatsApp’s clone of Snapchat Stories Instagram confirmed the outage but bid not clarify the cause of the down time. The outage appears to have started around 1:30PM ET. Instagram app has over 600 million users,…

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Study blames the touchscreen for less sleep in babies

Study blames the touchscreen for less sleep in babies

Wondering why your toddler sleeps less?, you probably think it is sophisticated and tech-savvy that your young one can perfectly play a game on your tablet or smartphone. But this is harmful when done right before the baby goes to bed. Despite the fact that toddlers playing with touchscreens develop their fine motor skills more quickly, a study by Birkbeck, University of London has revealed that each hour spent using a touchscreen daily resulted in…

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Why you won’t make money on YouTube until channel hits 10,000 views

Why you won’t make money on YouTube until channel hits 10,000 views

When YouTube opened their partner program to everyone five years ago it was a really big deal. Everyone with content could actually sign up to a channel, start uploading videos, and immediately begin monetizing. This model helped YouTube grow into the largest video platform in the internet, this however brought bad actors where channel creators also uploaded content owned by other creators causing ownership conflicts, sometimes from big record labels or movie studios, at other…

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Radio Africa Group in fight over Kilimani Mums Trademark

Radio Africa Group in fight over Kilimani Mums Trademark

A social media outfit called Kilimani Mums Uncensored is embroiled in a fight for the wonership of the name ‘Kilimani Mums’ after Radio Africa Group claimed ownership of the famous Kilimani mums Nairobi and Kilimani Mums Marketplace Facebook pages. RAG also claim  to have trademarked the two names in 2015. Don’t miss: Intellectual Property: How to register a trademark in Kenya The Admin of the Faceook Group in contention Kilimani Mums Uncensored which has over…

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Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

Uber Increases Minimum Fares to 300Ksh after Driver Uproar in Kenya

The taxi hailing service Uber has increased its minimum fares to 300 Ksh. (3USD) from 200 Ksh after a recent strike by its drivers citing low income. According to a statement sent to us by Uber communications in Kenya, Uber is raising prices in Kenya because they believe driver-partners will earn more as a result of these changes and that riders will continue to enjoy access to a safe, affordable and reliable service. Quick Read:…

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Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

Nokia 3310 Comeback, Will 90’s Nostalgia Boost Phone Sales

You guessed it right, the famous 1990’s Nokia 3310 otherwise known as the stupid phone is getting a re-launch. The phone that will be 17 years old in 2017 will be unveiled later today by HMD Global (the Finish company that owns the Nokia brand) at the Mobile World Congress conference before the end of the month. Quick Read: Nokia is back, Stronger and Better, Smartphones, Tablets to run on Android The phone measured 113…

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Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation

Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation

Lyft, Ubers fiercest  ride-hailing competitor seems to be relishing its rising moment as Uber graples with several organizational problems that have dented its image in the last few days. The upward trajectory for Lyft seems unstoppable after it announced Thursday its roll out to over 50 additional US cities in what translates to Lyft’s largest expansion yet. This brings the total number of cities covered by Uber to nearly 300. Quick Read: Uber App Downloads…

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