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How do wireless technologies affect the Internet of Things?

Internet of Things commonly referred to as IoT was first coined by a British entrepreneur known as Kevin Ashton who believed that the Internet covers everything and is deemed technologically smart. He sees and believes that every physical thing has an IP address that is used in communication with other physical materials. The incorporation believes that all physical things had to have IP addresses for […]

What is the ‘Consumer Internet of Things’?

Consumer Internet of things also widely known and abbreviated as CIoT has been seen to change the lives of people since it covers everything that is technologically smart and able to communicate with other devices and networks as well. The Internet of things IoT is known to using many applications and technologies which often makes people do not realize its purpose to them. There exists […]

Kenya Wins Bid to Host Data Conference The IODC 2018 will be held in Nairobi

East Africa’s technology hub, Kenya has won the bid to host the sixth international open data conference (IODC) in2020. The event which was finalized this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina made the reveal at the close of the ceremony. Kenya will be the first country to host the event in Africa. Also see: Cheap Nairobi Web Host This year’s theme was “The Future is Open”, […]

Twiga Foods, Mobile Food Platform Makes Another Milestone Home grown tech start up making food safer for Kenyans

Twiga foods, Kenya’s first agricultural supply platform is set to start testing agricultural produce for any agrochemical residues, including pesticides. This will ensure the safety of Kenyans who grow and sell their food for local supply and export, to ensure their safety through food testing. Twiga foods will be the first domestic company to facilitate the fruit and vegetable testing, to test the maximum residue […]

Tanzania will tax Airbnb Hosts To balance the tourism sector in the country

  In the latest news, the government of Tanzania has decided to levy Airbnb hosts as the country continues to make millions of dollars from tourism. The move comes after it was revealed the country earned a whopping $2 billion from tourism alone after the country welcomed 1.3 million tourists who visited the country as of last year. Also, see: Buy Hosting in Kenya The […]

Jumia could be the first African unicorn set for an IPO Rumored listing set for the first quarter of 2019

If Jumia went public, this listing would value Jumia at a whopping $1 billion. A first for Africa. The company is reportedly set for the first quarter of 2019, while it had previously been rumored to be pursuing an initial price offering for late 2018, either in Frankfurt or London. The German-based parent company rocket, which is known for replicating American business models, and fashioning […]

How is the Internet of Things (IoT) useful for common people? More than just a wealthy man's space

The internet has been around for more than two decades, yet there are some of us who still struggle with a simple WhatsApp message. The purpose of a phone is to call and receive calls. To communicate, in short. For the newer smartphones that are released by tech giants every twelve months, they might as well collect dust on the shelves for some people. Why […]

Telkom to sponsor 2018 Connected Kenya Awards

The government-owned telecom provider Telkom, has been named as the title sponsor for the 10th Connected Kenya wards to be held later next month. During an unveiling ceremony, the cabinet secretary for information technology Mr. Joe Mucheru officially launched the Connected Kenya summit where Telkom was named the title sponsor at a glitzy event held at the Intercontinental hotel. The event also marked the announcement […]

Uber launches new service with tuk-tuks in Mombasa

After launching two years ago in Mombasa, uber has now sweetened the deal for Mombasa residents by offering up the new UberPOA service. An uber tailored service specifically for the coastal town. The UberPOA service will use tuk-tuk transport to ferry residents, tourists and locals around the go-to holiday spot for locals. The services are very fare and mirror Nairobi’s uber cheap. The cheapest rated […]

What the Revised Kenyan Financial Bill Proposes for Digital Services

After the surprise move by the president to cut the tax on petroleum from 16pc to 8pc, the bill was revised to reflect additional ‘soft’ taxes on other areas which were not put front and center for Kenyans to scrutinize. Although the president allowed somewhat some breathing room for the already financially wounded Kenyan, more is yet to come. Many people including government supporters were […]

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