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TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, was at Disneyland last June when he decided the internet was a cesspool that he had to clean up. His company was hosting a private event at the park as part of VidCon 2016, an annual gathering that attracts social media virtuosos,...
IMAGE/PIXABAY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me. The People You May Know...
Technical University of Kenya (TUK) aviation students to receive hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engines. PHOTO/COURTESY By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767. The...
Facebook Live video. Photo Courtesy By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Facebook confirmed that it has begun rolling out Facebook Live via desktop and laptop computers. Facebook confirmed that it is beginning the rollout of the feature in a statement to SocialTimes: “We’re starting to roll out the ability for people to broadcast live on Facebook from...
By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke According to Smartlaunch.com, with an increase in the number of homes with high speed Internet access, your Internet Café may be seeing a decline in revenue. The good news is, with a couple of simple changes, your business could be booming again! While Internet Cafes are no longer as...
Liquid Telecom's Head of Wholesale Sales, Mr Glenn Maule, receives an award. PHOTO/COURTESY By TECH CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Liquid Telecom picked up awards in three categories at the just concluded Capacity Africa Awards ceremony held during the annual Capacity Africa conference in Kampala, Uganda. The Capacity Africa awards celebrate excellence and innovation within wholesale...
A mobile phone user with a Galaxy Note 7. Photo courtesy. By AGENCIES newsdesk@reporter.co.ke South Korean tech giant Samsung has permanently ceased production of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after reports of devices it had deemed safe catching fire. The firm had already reduced Galaxy Note 7 production volumes. According to BBC, owners...
https://youtu.be/qmmaY0ACk_4 By TECH CORRESPONDENT newdesk@reporter.co.ke The egg industry does not want you to see this video. Exposing the truth about modern egg farming, the new investigative footage from Mercy for Animals (MFA) shows disturbing aerial drone footage from multiple “egg farms” — though according to filmmaker Mark Devries, special projects coordinator for MFA and director of...
Students of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)during a graduation ceremony. By John Mbaria & Muchemi Wachira newsdesk@dailyreporter.co.ke Kenya Institute of Management’s (KIM) the country’s flagship management training institution is in a financial crisis, the Daily Reporter, can reveal today. According to investigations and multiple interviews, the institution is facing what insiders say is...
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...