Airtel Kenya ventures into the TV streams market

Airtel Kenya has launched a TV app service to tap into streaming services market

Airtel Kenya ventures into the TV streams market Airtel Kenya a Telecom firm has launched a TV app service in the market as it moves to tap the growing demand for movie streaming services and rev up data consumption on its network. The free service dubbed Airtel TV will allow users to watch movies, documentaries, music, and cartoons, seeking a piece in a market dominated by giants Netflix, Amazon, and Showmax– which provide videos on demand. The service will be free for now, a pointer that seeks to earn money…

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Telkom Kenya cancels merge with Bharti Airtel

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Telkom Kenya cancels merge with Bharti Airtel Telkom Kenya said on Wednesday it was no longer looking to merge its business with the Kenyan unit of India’s Bharti Airtel, citing challenges in securing the required regulatory approvals for the deal reports Reuters. Bharti Airtel had said in February 2019 that its Airtel Networks Kenya unit had agreed to buy Telkom Kenya, the East African nation’s smallest operator in which the state still has a 40% shareholding after a majority stake was sold in 2007. The deal, whose terms have never…

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Microsoft to continue exploring potential Tiktok deal

Microsoft to continue exploring potential Tiktok deal Last Friday, reports emerged that Microsoft was in talks to purchase TikTok from the Beijing-based company ByteDance. The same day, Trump mentioned plans to ban the social media platform from operating in the U.S. This Sunday, Microsoft said in a statement that it is moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after speaking with President Trump, who has threatened to ban the popular video app in the U.S. “Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring…

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‘Buy on Google’ is now running commission-free

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‘Buy on Google’ is now running commission-free Google is making it free for retailers to sell products in search results by waiving Commission fees for sales made via the ‘Buy on Google’ option. ‘Buy on Google’ is a payment option that lets customers buy products without leaving Google search results. The option to buy products directly on Google is made available to customers when they click on shopping listings in search results. Like other online payment providers, Google has always charged a commission fee for sales made through its platform.…

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Office 365 is now Microsoft 365

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Office 365 is now Microsoft 365 On April 21, Office 365 became Microsoft 365.  Microsoft’s Office 365 personal and family subscription suite will be renamed Microsoft 365 in a move that heralds an effort by the company to win over more consumer users. Seeking to make a point with the rebranding, Microsoft calls it “a subscription service for your life,” which might conjure visions of Amazon Prime. Microsoft 365 will cost $6.99 per month, and a six-user, $9.99 family plan will also be offered. Its apps will be available on Windows,…

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Facebook to invest $57 Billion in Africa’s economy in next five years

Facebook’s to invest $57 Billion in Africa’s Economy in next five years

Facebook to invest $57 Billion in Africa’s economy in next five years Facebook has released findings from a study conducted by Analysys Mason called The Impact of Facebook’s Connectivity Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, that highlights how its investments in infrastructure and connectivity across the region will deliver over $57 Billion in Economic Benefits over the next five years (2020–2024). According to The Economist Intelligence Unit – Inclusive Internet Index 2020, over 800 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are unconnected to the Internet. Facebook’s infrastructure investments and connectivity initiatives include the following:…

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Ecommerce merges Mums Village with Baby Bliss

Bliss Group Africa.: Mothering and childcare focused e-commerce companies BabyBliss Nigeria and MumsVillage Kenya have merged to create a pan-African entity

Ecommerce merges Mums Village with Baby Bliss Childcare-focused e-commerce companies MumsVillage Kenya and BabyBliss Nigeria Mothering have merged to create a pan-African entity, Bliss Group Africa, providing what they say is an “unparalleled omnichannel commerce, community and content offering”. The mum and baby e-commerce opportunity currently stands at an estimated $2 billion in Kenya and $5 billion in Nigeria. Thanks to COVID-19, the e-commerce market has experienced explosive growth. What began as a trend has now become a behemoth estimated to grow at over 60 per cent in both markets.…

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Instagram Rolls Out New Feature For Crowdfunding

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Instagram Rolls Out New Feature For Crowdfunding Instagram rolls out new personal features for crowdfunding. The coronavirus pandemic has upsurged the number of crowdfunding campaigns for hospital bills, funeral expenses, and other coronavirus-related causes, and now Instagram has announced Personal Fundraiser, a new tool that lets users raise money for personal causes. Soon people in the US, UK, and Ireland to raise money for their own personal causes. The company is launching the feature today as an initial test on Android phones, with iPhones to follow, after already making personal…

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Taking on Zoom and Slack? Google Gmail redesign integrates Chat, Meet & collaboration

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Google is making its popular Gmail app more of a productivity powerhouse. The Alphabet subsidiary is incorporating more applications into the business version of Gmail so that users don’t need to switch to other apps or browser tabs, It could help keep employees satisfied with the company’s business software and not want to adopt alternative services, such as Slack or Zoom. Google seemingly has a big Gmail redesign in the works that could let you collaborate with colleagues, work on Google Docs, and talk over Google Meet all without leaving…

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Instagram rolls out Pinned Comments feature to everyone

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Instagram rolls out Pinned Comments feature to everyone After Instagram first announced that it was testing the option back in May, the platform has today confirmed that all users can now get up to three Pinned comments within their post-interaction streams. Instagram’s VP of Product, Vishal Shah, took to Twitter to announce that you can now pin a few (of what will likely be your favorite) comments to the top of the comments thread on your posts. Today we’re rolling out pinned comments everywhere 📌 That means you can a…

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