Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

Uber’s President Jeff Jones Resigns

In an escalating series of happenings that are set to dent the struggling Uber reputation further, the  Uber’s President Jeff Jones has stepped down adding to a growing list of key executives the ride-hailing company has lost in recent weeks. Quick Read: Lyft expands to 54 more US cities as Uber dents reputation Jeff was hired as president just six months ago and the chain of executive departures doesn’t help the organization as the ride-hailing…

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CNN Features Kenyan Eco-preneur Recycling Waste Plastic to Fencing Posts

CNN Features Kenyan Eco-preneur Recycling Waste Plastic to Fencing Posts

Who needs to cut trees for posts anymore when we have long lasting fencing material from recycled plastic from more than 2,000 metric tons of waste a day in Kenya? Quick Read: Here is how to name your business, 4 Tips from Richard Branson The CNN has covered the talented eco-preneur  Lorna Rutto and inspirtional founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created in response to the need to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya’s huge plastic…

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Major Tech Reshuffle at Telcom Kenya, Aldo Mareuse takes over as CEO from Vincent Lobry

Major Tech Reshuffle at Telcom Kenya, Aldo Mareuse takes over as CEO from Vincent Lobry

There is a major leadership shakeup and corporate realignment at the 3rd largest Kenyan telcom company Telcom, this is after Aldo Mareuse formally takes the reigns as CEO of Telkom Kenya, replacing Vincent Lobry who was appointed in late 2014. The changes come weeks into a UK-based private equity firm Helios Investment Partners Ltd took over Kenya’s sole fixed line operator Telkom Kenya Ltd. The reports by EastAfrican established that Helios acquired a 60 per…

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Mallence Bart-Williams Stinging TEDx Berlin Talk on Africa’s Systematic Exploitation, Inverted Currency Rates and Aid

Mallence Bart-Williams Stinging TEDx Berlin Talk on Africa’s Systematic Exploitation, Inverted Currency Rates and Aid

TED a nonprofit founded in 1984 is a talk show devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. One of its other categories independently organized TEDx events hosted one of the most powerful and stinging talks by Mallence Bart-Williams a Sierra Leonean writer and filmmaker and a German fashion designer born in Cologne, Germany. Mallence Bart-Williams eloquently listed some pertinent historical questions that have never been answered. The gaping imbalance existing,…

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Philip Åkesson Joins Travelstart Nigeria As Country Manager

Philip Åkesson Joins Travelstart Nigeria As Country Manager

Travelstart one of Africa’s biggest online travel booking portals for hospitality industry services such as flights, hotel bookings, car rentals, vacation packages has appointed Philip Åkesson Country Manager for Nigeria, effective 1 June 2016. Philip who will be based at Travelstart Nigeria’s office in Ikeja, Lagos will be responsible for overseeing commercial and operational strategies and relationships for Travelstart Nigeria and spearheading initiatives to grow the brand across the region. He takes over the reins…

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Kenya’s Seven Seas Technologies unveils Startup Innovation Labs, Calls for Applications

Kenya’s Seven Seas Technologies unveils Startup Innovation Labs, Calls for Applications

Nairobi’s Seven Seas Technologies (SST) founded by Michael Macharia has built new Innovation Labs that will be officially unveiled starting July.  The SST Lab will support talented local startups and entrepreneurs. The call for applications to attend the Labs from  both budding and existing health technology innovators is now open and closes 16th June this year. The SSTs comprise of SST Kabla will cater for budding startup founders while SSTTakeoff, will focus on existing health technology startups…

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Young Founder Jordan Kunzika declines Microsoft and Google to build BAE dating app for black singles

Young Founder Jordan Kunzika declines Microsoft and Google to build BAE dating app for black singles

A new online dating app is here, therefore famous apps like Tinder, Match andOkCupid are in for a run of their money.  It is Bae an idea from  young student founders Jordan Kunzika, Brian Gerrard and Justin Gerrard. According to Pew Research Center over 30 million Americans have used either an online dating portal. However there is  smll setback for online users of black origin who want to take advantage of the vitual dating services….

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Facebook and Twitter Turned Him Down. Now WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Worth $4 Billion

Facebook and Twitter Turned Him Down. Now WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Worth $4 Billion

This is the successful unbelievable story of WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton who is now  worth $4 Billion US dollars. The INC has gone back in time to 2009. Brian Acton was an accomplished programmer who’d checked the box with stints at both Apple and Yahoo. Brian was looking for work–and he was coming up short. His Twitter feed tells the tale. Got denied by Twitter HQ. That’s ok. Would have been a long commute. — Brian Acton…

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Betty Mwangi Safaricom’s M-Pesa Director Exits End of March

Betty Mwangi Safaricom’s M-Pesa Director Exits End of March

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has announced in an internal staff memo that the director of financial services  at the telco Betty Mwangi Thuo will be leaving after a decade long career this is according to an online daily Business Daily of Nation Media. Ms Betty Mwangi who holds a degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Victoria University of Manchester and an MBA from the University of Leicester, successfully oversaw the growth of Safaricom’s…

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Linkedin CEO, Jeff Weiner Pep Talk Fires Up Employees After Poor Wall Street Report

Linkedin CEO, Jeff Weiner Pep Talk Fires Up Employees After Poor Wall Street Report

Last week, Wall Street report showed a huge nose dive in LinkedIn’s stocks after earnings. The company that provides a professional social network saw a 44% crumble in the quarterly financial results, even worse is that the stock declined an additional 9% on that same Tuesday. This fall surprised even LinkedIn’s CFO Steve Sordello. Who remarked “We really haven’t seen anything fundamentally change in the business,” Sordello said. Quick Read: How famous is your Brand…

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