4th Sankalp Africa Summit to host 1000 global delegates in Nairobi

4th Sankalp Africa Summit  to host 1000 global delegates in Nairobi

The 4th edition of Sankalp Africa Summit (SAS’17)  hosted by Intellecap and our partners for 2017 is themed: Spurring the Entrepreneurship Economy will happen on on the 23rd and 24th of February 2017! at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) Nairobi, Kenya. The interactive and engaging high-level discourse is aimed at spurring Africa’s entrepreneurship economy. Premised on the insight that sustainable entrepreneurship can catalyze inclusive development, Sankalp Forum will bring together over 1000 global delegates…

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Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, 97 Tech firms file Amicus Brief To Block Trump’s Travel Ban

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft,  97 Tech firms file Amicus Brief To Block Trump’s Travel Ban

Nearly 100 Tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Github, Uber, and Lyft have asked  the Federal Court to Block Trump’s travel ban. President Trump’s ban on immigration targeted seven majority-Muslim nations namely Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.  The companies have termed the executive order unlawful, discriminatory and arbitrary and saying that it would hurt their businesses. Extra Read: Apple vs FBI: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Tech Giants Join In To Fight…

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Uber App Downloads Take Huge Hit after #DeleteUber Campaign, Lyft Benefits

Uber App Downloads Take Huge Hit after #DeleteUber Campaign, Lyft Benefits

The ride-sharing app Lyft which is so far the strongest competitor of Uber has benefited with more downloads from a huge hit that Uber  has taken following the viral #DeleteUber campaign. Lyft has now for the first time in the U.S. on Sunday recorded more downloads than Uber on iOS App Store. Quick Read: Uber Cab Disruption, How Local Taxi Industry Can Fight Relegation The apparent unrest toward Uber flared after the taxi hailing app…

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Ringier Africa’s Cheki Kenya launches WhatsApp chat for real-time support

Ringier Africa’s Cheki Kenya launches WhatsApp chat for real-time support

Number one car selling website Cheki.co.ke has unveiled a WhatsApp broadcast in a move to cater for customer needs in real time and boosting customer satisfaction Extra Read: Uber Cab Disruption, How Local Taxi Industry Can Fight Relegation The website that belong to Ringier One Africa Media’s car Club will allow consumers to interact and interact on everything cars including, new car purchases, ownership, and maintenance. The WhatsApp chat line will broadcast alerts on new…

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Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and with it one of the top bloggers, Linda Ikeji who remains of the continents known famous news and gossip tabloid writers. Extra Read: Young African Student declines work at Microsoft and Google to build BAE dating app for black singles Ikeji’s popular Nigerian blog which boasts of approximately 7 million page hits daily is now 10 years old, when she was modeling, and came across a blog post…

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Like Vodacom, MTN Terminates Mobile Money Service in South Africa

Like Vodacom, MTN Terminates Mobile Money Service in South Africa

South African telco operator MTN Group has decommissioned its mobile money services, the company says it was not a viable business in a population where approximately three quarters of the citizens already has a bank account. MTN Groups action to pull the plug on mobile money comes only four months after its South African competitor Vodacom SA pulled killed of its mobile payments platform M-Pesa citing the same reasons of lack of market. MTN SA…

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Visa and Banks Launch mVisa Interoperable Mobile Payments Service to rival M-pesa

Visa and Banks Launch mVisa Interoperable Mobile Payments Service to rival M-pesa

Four Kenyan banks have teamed up with Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network to launch mVisa  a mobile-phone application to enable cashless transactions in Kenya. The strategic move into the mobile money space will bring competition to M-Pesa offered by safaricom, Kenya’s largest telco. Banks that have adopted the service in its inaugural offering in Kenya include KCB Group, Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd, Family Bank, KCB and NIC Bank. According to Visa’s Emerging…

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You can now fly an Uber Chopper in Kenya

You can now fly an Uber Chopper in Kenya

Uber has upped its game literally, the online Cab hailing firm is introducing a new package in to its Uber app. Now you can fly an Uber chopper to your destination. In a statement released on their website today, Uber have partnered with Corporate Helicopters to make Uber Chopper happen. And it will launch on Sunday, September 4. Quick Read: Uber attracts Nairobi with a 35% Cab Fare Slash to beat competition Uber says “We’re…

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12 Billion Business: Kenya hosts the first ever and Sixth TICAD Summit on African Continent

12 Billion Business: Kenya hosts the first ever and Sixth TICAD Summit on African Continent

The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit will be held at Kenyatta International Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya on 27th -28th August 2016. This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993. TICAD VI Summit becomes the first ever TICAD Summit in the continent and therefore a great honour and privilege for Kenya and Africa in general. Kenya expects over Sh12 billion injected…

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SportPesa signs a 3 year Sponsorship deal with UK’s Hull City

SportPesa signs a 3 year Sponsorship deal with UK’s Hull City

In a new historic deal that will see an African company sponsor a European Sports team Hull City Tigers in London. The  three-year deal will see by Sportpesa a Kenyan online gambling company have their name and company logo emblazoned on Hull City’s home, away and third shirts for the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. Hull City have called the new sponsorship deal the most lucrative in the Club’s proud 112-year history. As part of…

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