Mobile Lender Branch Announces 100,000 Customer Milestone; Launches New Android App as it Expands to Tanzania

Branch, a finance technology company that is offering personal loans via an Android application, announced today that it has provided credit to more than 100,000 Kenyans. The mobile lender has reached this milestone in just over a year of operations, proving itself to be the fastest-growing company in its segment. The San Francisco and Nairobi-based organisation is now setting its sights on regional expansi ...

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Application (In)Security : 3rd AfricaHackOn Conference

The IT ecosystem has been very vibrant in the last 5 years. We have seen the proliferation of technology as well as it's adoption by individuals as well as corporates. Indeed, Kenya positions itself as a leader in technology in the region lending credence to the aptly dubbed “Silicon Savannah” title.   We have witnessed a rise in locally developed applications which wasn't the case a few years ago when ...

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JUMIA LAUNCHES 2ND WHITE PAPER ON MOBILE TRENDS & ANNOUNCES START OF MOBILE WEEK

Kenya’s leading online retailer, Jumia has launched its second white paper on mobile trends in Kenya at a press conference held at the Laico Regency in Nairobi. The launch coincides with a week-long sale with huge discounts on mobile phones, in partnership with manufacturers; Infinix, Tecno, Wiko, X-Tigi and Innjoo. It takes place between May 30th and June 3rd.   The paper, takes a look at mobile trend ...

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Equity Bank named the most innovative Bank in East Africa 2016

Equity Bank, Kenya’s largest in terms of customers’ base, has been recognized as the 2016 most innovative Bank as Equitel scooped the best mobile banking service at this year's Banker Africa, East Africa Awards.   Equity received the two awards at the first live presentation of The Banker Africa, East Africa Awards 2016 held in Nairobi.   Presenting the awards CEO CPI Financial, Robin AmlĂ´t, appla ...

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#DANDTKenya headline panelists – Larry Madowo & Mark Nendo

With Digital being called the “4th Industrial Revolution” it has been placed at the fore front of the Marketing agenda. It’s on every blog, website, podcast, radio station and magazine. If you are not aware of us being hit by the Digital Disruption, #DANDTKenya have an extensive knowledge of what this means for marketers and the media industry in Kenya.   #DANDTKenya have called in the experts across E ...

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WhatsApp expands to the desktop PC

WhatsApp has announced the launch of a native desktop app that’s available on both Windows and Mac devices.The Desktop apps supports desktop notifications, better keyboard shortcuts, and more, with all messages being synced with WhatsApp’s mobile devices as well.   In order to use the WhatsApp application on a Mac or Windows OS computers, WhatsApp must be installed and activated on a mobile phone. The ...

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Winning in the Digital Economy : Get in on the action @ #DANDTKenya

Each day technology becomes less visible in our psyches and more like electricity; we depend on and benefit from gadgets, devices, and sensors but forget that they are there. Tech advances have penetrated nearly every part of life and certainly every industry. Technology will become only more intertwined with data collection, customer communication, campaigns' creation, execution and management. Marketing i ...

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Throwback: Mobile Phones

The first truly mobile phone was first available for commercial use in 80's. Years later and a lot has changed about the handy device.Be thankful yours fits in your pocket. Maybe one day it will even be able to bend like a piece of thin plastic.   So I decided to highlight the major moments that define the mobile phone industry.I picked a few of the more popular and unusual ones to take you through the ...

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A look at Office 365 and how it Can benefit your Business

Those everyday commonplace emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports are the heart of any enterprise, and the tools required to produce them must be honed and ready.A survey by BetterCloud found that two of the major players in productivity software, Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, continue to grow in popularity and continue to dominate the overall market.Business Insider says that a ...

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Microsoft early this week showcased its latest Microsoft Lumia phones which are part of the company’s new era of Windows 10 Devices . The three new phones include;     Microsoft Lumia 950; Combining familiar and consistent Windows experience with powerful hardware Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were the first Windows 10 Microsoft Lumia phones to be launched and they are the newest ...

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