Uber introduces Phone Number Anonymisation in Kenya to increase privacy

Uber introduces Phone Number Anonymisation in Kenya to increase privacy

Uber has today announced the introduction of Phone Anonymisation in Kenya – a new feature designed to improve the way riders and drivers communicate. What does this mean? Now, when a rider and driver contact each other regarding a trip, both phone numbers will be anonymised – meaning that you will no longer see each other’s personal contact details. It is not known if this will reduce stalking issues Once a trip is completed, you’re…

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Equitel partners with Alipay & WeChat to offer Kenyans new online payment services

Equitel partners with Alipay & WeChat to offer Kenyans new online payment services

Kenyan’s doing commercial services will soon be able to accept Alipay and WeChat payments thanks to a partnership between Equitel (Finserve Limited) and Red Dot Payment Limited, this is not surprising given the recent visit by Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, Chinese eCommerce giant who hinted of this move. According to Finserve’s Managing Director, Jack Ngare, the partnership will see Kenyan businesses benefit from having one more option of accepting payment, which is meant…

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Microsoft acquires top software development platform GitHub

Microsoft acquires top software development platform GitHub

After many speculations, Microsoft has confirmed yesterday in its blog to have made steps to acquire the world’s leading software development platform GitHub. Microsoft states that developers will be at the center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges. However, the real power comes when every developer can create together, collaborate, share code and build on each other’s work. In all walks of life, we see the power of communities, and this is true for…

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Billionaire of Bitcoin Wallet Xapo wants to Invest in Kenyan Tech Company

Billionaire of Bitcoin Wallet Xapo wants to Invest in Kenyan Tech Company

44-year old Argentian born tech-preneur, Mr Wences Casares is in Nairobi to celebrate the Sh4.8 billion joint investment in Kenyan-owned digital payments firm Cellulant earlier this month by US firms Endeavor Catalyst and Rise Fundhas. The founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based Xapo, a four-year old firm that also enables investors to spend their digital cash (bitcoins) via a debit card. “My biggest regret is that I have sold startups for billions of dollars. Yes,…

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Microsoft, SEACOM launch Azure ExpressRoute Cloud Service for customers

Microsoft, SEACOM launch Azure ExpressRoute Cloud Service for customers

Microsoft, in partnership with SEACOM, has launched a cloud service that will allow customers to extend their on-premises networks into the cloud without going over the public internet. The service, dubbed Azure ExpressRoute, enables customers to create private connections between datacenters and infrastructure on their premises or in a cloud environment. “We are excited about the added value that this will bring to our customers – particularly over a secured and reliable connection provided through…

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Breaking: Facebook Bans 200 apps that might have misused data like Cambridge Analytica.

Breaking: Facebook Bans 200 apps that might have misused data like Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook through its VP of Product Partnerships By Ime Archibong, have announced the suspension of around 200 apps pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data. The company is in the middle of a data breach storm caused by the news that it allowed irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Over 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by…

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Google to launch self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Google to launch self-destructing emails in new Gmail

Gmail.com is doing a major first redesign in seven years, the new look will introduce a raft of features.  With the new side panels for Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Tasks, inplace, the latest new feature is the long over due self-destructing emails. “We’re working on some major updates to Gmail (they’re still in draft phase),” a Google representative said in an email. “We need a bit more time to compose ourselves, so can’t…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is Coming Back to Africa

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is Coming Back to Africa

TechCrunch is headed back to Africa to find the next wave of early stage startups tackling big ideas! Last October, TechCrunch held Startup Battlefield in Nairobi, Kenya and featured 15 early stage startups from across the continent. We’re impressed by the Sub-Saharan Africa startup scene and can’t wait to meet the next crop of innovators in the coming weeks. You can meet Startup Battlefield Director, Samantha Stein, and learn more about TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield program…

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Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is about to warn you if personal data got to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has been embroiled in a bug scandal with irresponsible data  sharing with Cambridge Analytica. This has resulted is suspensions of companies such as  AggregateIQ and Cubeyou. Facebook began on Monday alerting the 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. The company will to post a link at the top of users’ news feeds that will let them to see which apps are connected to their Facebook accounts and what…

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Airtel and Telkom Kenya Merger could form the second largest Telco after Safaricom

Airtel and Telkom Kenya Merger could form the second largest Telco after Safaricom

Telkom Kenya and Airtel are reported to have began started talks that could result into a major merger or a business  joint venture in Kenya in a bid to form a telco giant to bite into the market share of leading Safaricom. First reported by Sunday Standard the two companies could want to combine their operations and function as one entity instead of waiting to be wiped out by the mountains of losses they have…

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