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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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Five tech startup ideas that Kenya can export

Having pioneered mobile money solutions like MPesa and crowd-sourcing platform Ushahidi, Kenya's innovative, resilient and global-looking tech community is working on the next big thing...

By Ken Macharia 25 Aug 2015 08:41

Facebook seeks ties with telcos in Kenya

Facebook's plan to bring Internet access to the remote parts of the world is taking shape. This follows the completion of Aquila, a drone that beams Internet from the sky to remote communities...

By Lilian Ochieng 25 Aug 2015 08:36



Your customer is not a dummy

A few months ago, I came across one of the best documentaries I have ever watched: The greatest movie ever sold. If you haven't seen it, look for it. Morgan Spurlock made a movie fully financed by product placement...

By Esther Karuku 17 Aug 2015 08:19

The Kenyan government's very own advertising agency

Mid-last year, the media fraternity in Kenya was stunned by the edict issued by the Cabinet Secretary in charge of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology...

By Vox Africa Team 17 Aug 2015 06:08

CA clears new digital broadcast players

The Communication Authority of Kenya has started licensing of commercial Free-to Air Television services in the country, after digital migration which saw the switch off of analogue signals in February.

By Martin Mwita 14 Aug 2015 08:38

The 'constantly updating' aspect of running a digital business

Danny Aaron is Director of 3-Way Marketing, which in turn is part of the Benater Productions Group. He tells us all about the digital businesses under their scope, African expansion and their broad advertising mix, including airtime vouchers...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Aug 2015 14:00

Obama offers over Ksh100bn to SMEs at GES 2015

Small and medium enterprises are set to benefit from more than US$1bn (Ksh100.72bn) that has been committed by investors to spur investments around the globe...

By Richard Mungai 7 Aug 2015 09:12

70 percent of Kenyans now have access to the internet

The number of internet users in the country jumped by 11.4 percentage points to hit 29.15 million, thanks largely to a steady growth of mobile data subscriptions.

By Ken Macharia 4 Aug 2015 14:17

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them

American news broadcaster, CNN, is getting some heat from the Kenyan Twitter community. This is ahead of Barack Obama's visit to the country, which CNN reported as a "terror hotbed".

23 Jul 2015 14:38

New app will allow SMEs to buy government bonds

Small and medium enterprises in Kenya will be able to save and invest in government bonds with just Ksh3,000 via a mobile phone platform...

20 Jul 2015 09:18

Kenya hostile to journalists - CPJ

Kenya is continuously becoming hostile for journalists, Committee to Protect Journalist has said. In a report released in Nairobi, CPJ said journalists face both legal and physical harassment...

16 Jul 2015 15:51

Squad Digital wins global award for local design talent

Squad Digital, sub-Sahara Africa's leading digital advertising firm, has been recognised by Global Website Awards, Awwwards, for 'great talent and creativity'of their website

19 Aug 2015 09:05

Standard Group's Roselyn Obala elected Journalist Association's chairperson

Standard Group's Roselyn Obala defeated the Star's Gideon Keter in an election on Friday, becoming the new chairperson of a journalists' association.

17 Aug 2015 08:59

Safaricom Foundation launches a start-up fund

Safaricom Foundation has launched a start-up fund to raise seed capital for young entrepreneurs, the chairman Joseph Ogutu said yesterday.

By Richard Mungai 14 Aug 2015 08:48

NGO launches app to encourage youth participation in devolved administration

Youth in Nairobi will be able to interact with their MCAs using mobile phone after an NGO launched a platform to facilitate participation.

By Parris Mabel Akinyi 14 Aug 2015 08:33

Barack Obama's visit to Kenya tops July Google search

US President Barack Obama visit to Kenya topped Google search in July. The top searched term was 'Obama in Kenya' as the country hosted President Obama in his maiden visit as the first US head of state to set foot on Kenyan soil...

By Ngare Kariuki 12 Aug 2015 09:23

New Kenyan social media network targets fans of Luo Culture

A new Kenyan social media network has been launched with the target audience being Luos or fans of the Luo culture...

By Baraka Jefwa 5 Aug 2015 08:35

South African roadshow on digital transformation in the app economy goes to Kenya

CA Southern Africa will take its roadshow on the imperatives surrounding digital transformation in the application economy where IT capabilities are identified as the competitive differentiator to Kenya on 13 August 2015...

22 Jul 2015 09:37

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