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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Uber upgrades App with upfront fares tool

Uber upgrades App with upfront fares tool

The biggest Taxi hailing app company Uber, is always improving its app to give users the most seamless experience possible, from ride request  to dropped-off at your destination. Extra Read: Uber App Downloads Take Huge Hit after #DeleteUber Campaign, Lyft Benefits The company launched in Kenya and this week its rolling out upfront fares in Kenya! Uber writes on its blog that “With upfront fares, all you have to do is enter your pickup and drop-off…

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Uber Debuts Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco

Uber Debuts Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc. is joining Google and Tesla in launching autonomous or self driving cars. On Wednesday, Uber will allow its customers in San Francisco use a self-driving car, if they’re lucky enough to hail one. Extra Read: Uber Cab Disruption, How Local Taxi Industry Can Fight Relegation In February 2015, Uber officially announced collaboration with Carnegie Mellon to establish the Uber Advanced Technologies Center, a new facility in Pittsburgh meant to support research in…

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Kodak revives iconic Ektra camera in a smartphone

Kodak revives iconic Ektra camera in a smartphone

The millennials may not understand the nostalgia behind Kodak, if you are keen to explore your od family photo album, especially the nice black and white pictures, you may want to turn over the white back, it probably has Kodak imprinted meaning the photo is a film processed. Well if you are too young to understand, Kodak is back to the future with a smartphone. This is a very rategic move by the company. While…

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MultiChoice Cuts DSTV bouquet prices further as competition bites

MultiChoice Cuts DSTV bouquet prices further as competition bites

The South Africa Median company MultiChoice, has announced a bouquet prices slash by between five and 15 per cent in what is a response to customer needs and the current market environment. The price cuts will benefit the customers. Subscribers of the DStv service will now watch their favourite shows for a lower price. DStv announces price cut and content drop on its packages! https://t.co/7R81v6XdYv #DStvValue #BusinessUnusual pic.twitter.com/rWVJMFjQDF — DStv Kenya (@DStv_Kenya) October 18, 2016…

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Google Unveils Pixel, Its First Autogenous Smart Phone

Google Unveils Pixel, Its First Autogenous Smart Phone

Google joins the long list of phone companies in having its own in-house manufactured consumer hardware . The search engine giant announced today for the first time a family of products, hardware and software made by Google featuring Pixel, its first ever smartphone. Related: Google whose CEO is Sundar Pichai, is now a subsidiary under Alphabet a new holding company headed by Larry Page As opposed to its first 2010 Android powered smartphone Nexus where…

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Blackberry Exits Iconic Smartphone Manufacturing Business

Blackberry Exits Iconic Smartphone Manufacturing Business

After several years of struggling to regain its leading ways and market share, BlackBerry is admitting defeat and is planning to exit its Smartphone Manufacturing Business. The company’s chief executive, John Chen, said  in May this year that he would know by September whether the hardware business was likely to become profitable. Yesterday, Chen announced Blackberry’s new strategy as part of its Fiscal Q2 2017 report. This means that while the phone company focused more software…

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‘Explore Your World’ FERO Mobile Brand Enters Kenyan Market

‘Explore Your World’ FERO Mobile Brand Enters Kenyan Market

The Kenyan mobile phone market range seems to be acquiring sleeker tastes as the year flies to an end. 2016 has proven to be a handset launch year for the smart phones. The latest entrant to the Kenyan tech market is FERO mobile which has unveiled the latest a range of new smartphone handset that comprise XI, YI, and JI dubbed the ‘Royale series’. They boast of a classy design and come in rich colors…

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