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How E-commerce Platform Copia is Adapting to COVID-19

Kenya is battling the COVID-19 pandemic that has been around for more than a month following the first reported case back in March 13, 2020. The pandemic has...
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Netflix Traffic on Safaricom Up 4 Times Due to Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay home for longer and that has led to a strain on services. This is shown quite well...
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WhatsApp Message Forwarding Restriction Is Now Live

With social media platforms trying to fight misinformation especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp took the effort to limit forwarding messages...
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Debunked: Safaricom Is Not Offering COVID-19 Cash Relief

COVID-19 pandemic is here and so is the rampant misinformation. The latest one doing rounds on Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp concerns Safaricom. The text...
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Debunking COVID-19 and 5G Misconceptions: The Viruses Do Not ‘Talk to Each Other’

The start A few weeks ago, American singer Keri Hilson took on Twitter and Instagram to blast 5G and its links to 5G. The...
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TV Viewership in Kenya Goes Up by 335,000 Viewers Due to COVID-19 Measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Kenyans to stay at home more. This has led to an increase in the number of people watching TV...
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Facebook Partners with Kenya Government Share Coronavirus Facts via WhatsApp

Facebook today has announced that they are partnering with the Kenyan government to keep Kenyans informed about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The company in collaboration...
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2 in 10 Kenyans Believe Everything They Consume Online as Kenya Tackles Fake News – Ajua

There is a joke that any family WhatsApp group with parents tagging along is the epicenter of fake news because parents are new to...
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YouTube Will Stream Videos in 480p By Default Globally Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a new problem with streaming services. Due to forced quarantine and lockdowns, it is apparently putting a strain...
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Ushahidi’s Basic Plan is Now Free in Support of Coronavirus Response

A number of you may not know Ushahidi, but it is a Kenya n tech company with a mapping platform that is used for...
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Kenyatta National Hospital To Use Big Data, Connectivity and AI in Coronavirus Detection

The coronavirus pandemic has forced governments all over the world to step up and put stringent measures to detect and contain it. In Kenya,...
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Glovo Implements Measures To Mitigate Against Coronavirus in Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected various aspects of the economy and one of them is the restaurant and delivery industry. This involves a lot...
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CBK Asks Banks to Extend Repayment Period of Loans Up to a Year Following the COVID-19 Menace

The government of Kenya, among other key organizations in the state, has been at the forefront in shielding locals from the adverse effects of...
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Facebook Blames Bug That Marked Coronavirus Posts as Spam

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an influx of posts that implore people to take care of themselves and others that deliberately spread false...

Equity Bank Set to Revise Mobile Money Charges to Encourage Cashless Transactions

The COVID-19 pandemic is a nuisance that has brought some parts of the world to a standstill. Kenya has since registered a few cases,...
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Nigerian Tech Hub Seeks to Fund and Provide Design Support for Coronavirus Related Projects

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the economies of several countries all over the world. Countries are met with the seemingly impossible task of managing...
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Pop Artists Falling for Fake Videos of People Singing Their Songs in Neighborhoods Under COVID-19 Lockdown

The Coronavirus(COVID-19) has grown from being a viral outbreak to now being called a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. So far, there...
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COVID-19 Force South Korea Operators to Close Call Centres, Queries to Be Answered by Chatbots

COVID-19 cases have sent people into a frenzy and for good reason: the virus has thousands of cases of deaths, and organizations and governments...

Apple’s WWDC 2020 To Be a Digital-Only Event

Tech companies continue to be impacted by the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic. Apple's WWDC 2020 joins Google's IO 2020 and other major tech conferences like Facebook's F8...
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[UPDATED] Impact of Coronavirus(COVID-19) on Tech Companies So Far

  Coronavirus(COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 has brought panic across the world. The viral outbreak occurred just before the Lunar New Year in China - a time...
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Google I/O 2020 Is the Latest Tech Event to Be Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears

Major tech events are feeling the impact of coronavirus(COVID-19). MWC 2020 was the first major tech event to get cancelled and other events followed...
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Rumours About Coronavirus to Attract Stiff Penalties, Kenya Govt Warns

Rumours about the coronavirus will land you into trouble and you will be fined, the government's spokesperson said.
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Impact of Coronavirus(COVID-19) on the Smartphone Market So Far

In late December last year, an outbreak of coronavirus disease was reported in Wuhan, China to the World Health Organisation(WHO). WHO recently renamed it...
Uber

Uber Ride May Have Just Caused the Biggest Coronavirus Risk in London

Coronavirus is a deadly menace that has so far killed hundreds of China nationals, with thousands of reported infections. The virus has since seen...
MWC 2020

MWC 2020 Organizer GSMA Intros Strict Health Safeguards Including ‘No Handshake’ Policy

MWC 2020 is a couple of weeks away. The Barcelona Show is one of the most popular meets where tech companies release devices that...
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