SONY Not a well-known brand in Kenya rules the Court, KIPI will not register its trademark locally

SONY Not a well-known brand in Kenya rules the Court, KIPI will not register its trademark locally

A Kenyan court has ruled that the Japanese electronics giant SONY’s is not a well-known brand here, the judge thus reinforced and upheld the Registrar of Trademarks 2015 ruling that Sony Corporation had not provided sufficient proof that Sony is a well-known brand in Kenya. Justice Francis Tuiyot made the findings in a suit Sony Corporation had filed against owners of Westgate Mall seeking to retain exclusive rights over the “Sony” tag. “The conclusion by…

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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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10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

10 Top Tweets from the Edelman, Gina Din, 2018 Trust Barometer Study

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that trust in the U.S. has suffered the largest-ever-recorded drop in the survey’s history among the general population. Trust among the general population fell nine points to 43, placing it in the lower quarter of the 28-country Trust Index. Trust among the informed public in the U.S. imploded, plunging 23 points to 45, making it now the lowest of the 28 countries surveyed, below Russia and South Africa. The…

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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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Jumia flops into Ksh14 billion loss

Jumia flops into Ksh14 billion loss

E-commerce platform Jumia Group has sunk deeper in the red, posting a Sh14.9 billion loss before tax and other costs in the year ended December compared to Sh11.3 billion a year earlier. The company blamed the loss on increased investment in the business. In 2017, Jumia also reported a net loss of Sh12.4 billion for the year to December even as the business, which has operations in Kenya, recorded a drop in revenues and customer…

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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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Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

Data analytics firm, AggregateIQ suspended from Facebook after Cambridge Analytica expose

The Canadian analytics firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Vote Leave campaign in the Brexit vote, has been yanked from Facebook, the company said Friday. AggregateIQ has been linked to the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data firm that has been accused of improperly accessing data from 87 million Facebook users.  Facebook said in a statement to CBS News that in light of reports that AggregateIQ may have received improperly received data, the firm has…

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Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda

Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda. Rugwizangoga, a Chemical Engineer by profession comes to Volkswagen with a wealth of strategic planning, project management and product development experience. As a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and an active member of the Kigali Hub, Rugwizangoga will be able to use her international experience and Rwandan heart to lead Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda to become an…

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