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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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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Safaricom new deal that enables PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa will eat into Equity banks profits

Safaricom new deal that enables PayPal withdrawals via M-Pesa will eat into Equity banks profits

A new deal that will allow M-Pesa users to receive money from any PayPal account across the world directly into their M-PESA accounts in real time has been inked by Safaricom and the international remittance firm Paypal. This comes a few hours before mobile money interoperability goes live in Kenya. The new deal will also make it be possible for PayPal users in Kenya to load their PayPal wallets via M-Pesa PayBill number 800088. Through…

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