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By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The 196-year-old British newspaper is launching a £42 million (Sh 5.7 billion) investment fund, it announced on Wednesday, with plans to invest in media-tech startups. GMG Ventures, as the new unit will be called, will pour its pot of cash into "early stage businesses focused on developing the...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke From the Tesla Model 3 to a possible Apple car, electric cars are all the rage these days. But cars aren't the only electric vehicles people around the world are embracing: Increased fuel prices and growing urbanization have spurred the demand for electric bikes, or e-bikes. Global e-bike sales are...
Dhanya Rajendran, the editor-in-chief of an influential Indian website called The News Minute who was harassed on Twitter. PHOTO/TWITTER By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Seems like every time Twitter tightens its rules for abuse and harassment, a new problem rears its head. After the #WomenBoycottTwitter action last Friday, CEO Jack Dorsey said rules...
Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge in London venue of TMT Finance Africa 2017. PHOTO/COURTESY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Leaders from Africa's biggest telecom investment companies will meet with investment bankers, investors and advisers in London on May 24 to discuss accelerating new investment opportunities in digital communications and infrastructure. Among the leading telecom giants on...
Computers servers require constant cooling. Photo courtesy of BCC. By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Researchers at Imperial College London made headlines last year when they claimed that up to 200 litres of water could be involved in the download of a single gigabyte (GB) of data. It's a shocking statistic - especially when...
By JIM KIM President at The World Bank newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Most of us have been bombarded by fantastical visions of the future – where we no longer need roads, machines take care of our every need, and a doctor can replace a human heart with one created by a 3-D printer. That time is...
Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing and Communications MEA. PHOTO/NOKIA By TECHNOLOGY COPRRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Nokia continues to shape the future by expanding the human possibilities of technology in Africa and connecting the unconnected, pushing the limits of performance to bring services to people instantly and effortlessly. Mr Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing...
Participants at the Nairobi Comic Convention at Sarit Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO/LIQUID TELECOM By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A recent international gaming tournament held in Kenya revealed pent-up demand from a new generation of African gamers. But the rise of competitive gaming in the region hinges on the rollout of more advanced...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere and it is gradually hitting newsrooms and society as a whole. PHOTO/ MAXRESDEFAULT By TECH CORRESPONDENT Newsdesk@reporter.co.ke To deal with the sheer volume of information and gain competitive advantage, the news industry has started to explore and invest in news automation. In this area, Reuters News Agency is...
Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director General Bishar A. Hussein and another participant during the closing ceremony of the 2018 UPU World CEO Forum in Istanbul May 10. PHOTO/UPU By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The big global network of captains of the Post is an asset to the sector, Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director...