Kenyan Taxi cab hailing service, Little is set to unveil a mobile phone based Savings and Credit Cooperative society (Little SACCO) for its over 4000 drivers. Little, a Safaricom backed app was created in partnership with Kenyan Fintech Company, Craft Silicon. It was launched in July 2016 to rival Uber...
Jeremy Hodara, Cofounder of Africa Internet Group, participated Tuesday, July 21st at the 2015 Forbes Africa Economic Forum. The Co-CEO of the Internet industry leader in Africa responsible among others for JUMIA, was one of the panel speakers on the topic of E-commerce in Africa: How to overcome the...
When it comes to technology, Japan is out there in a league of its own. Although the US and other countries have become tech hubs in recent years, Japan has always been the one pushing the boundaries in terms of creativity and innovation. If you scroll through a list...
On 21 April Google launched a new mobile-friendly algorithm that rewards websites that are fully optimized for mobile with higher rankings in search results. This update aims to make Google even more useful to people by training its bots to search more like humans. Outlawing text that's too small to...
Fone Taxi has launched in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya to give every great driver on the road a platform to make money and create jobs for others. Much like Uber, the service wants to connects passengers wishing to travel from one point to another within a particular city. Users download the app...
First they merged all AIG subsidiaries into one big Jumia brand, and now, it seems like the next step in strengthening their market position is an in-house payments solution. Jumia announced yesterday the launch of Jumia Pay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster and...
Kipochi Ltd has launched a groundbreaking solution that allows people to send/receive BitCoin and convert it to and from an M-Pesa balance. This enables Kenyans to receive money transfers from the diaspora in an easier, faster and cheaper way, compared to using banks and money transferring services such as Western...
Nakumatt Holdings, in collaboration with ISON BPO, will soon roll-out a 24 hour contact center facility for enhancement of the firm’s customer care service. The local business process outsourcing (BPO) agency will partner with the company to provide a one-stop customer relationship management platform, adopt modern customer relationship management solutions...
Amazon, the eCommerce and cloud computing company has launched a standalone, ad-free, on-demand streaming music service to compete with Spotfiy and Apple Music. They have launched with a large catalog and a range of plans at different price points. With Amazon Music Unlimited, the standard individual plan costs $9.99 a month; it’s discounted to...
EzeeMoney, a subsidiary of Mobile Money International, a platform to provide mobile money services in Uganda is accusing MTN Uganda of frustrating competition. EzeeMoney through AF Mpanga advocates, alleges that it had obtained a contract from MTN for the provision of digital transmission and 30 fixed telephone lines to carry...