Saturday, November 18, 2017
Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Court blocks attempt by tea factory in Murang’a to break away from KTDA

A court has barred a tea factory in Murang’a County from breaking away from the umbrella Kenya Development Agency Limited (KTDA). Lady Justice Teresia Matheka rejected the move by Kiru Tea Factory Company Limited from...

Nairobi among top three Emirates markets in Africa, no plans for more flights

Emirates Airlines does not plan to increase its number of flights to Nairobi just yet, despite a lively market. Orhan Abbas, senior vice president in Africa, said Nairobi is among the three most-vibrant routes on...

Cost of rural mobile network sites to drop by 70 per cent

The cost of constructing and operating mobile network sites in the countrys’ rural areas is likely to go down by 70 per cent on adaptation of a new technology solution. The solution, dubbed Rural Star,...

Government takes over Kenya Airways control in a debt swap deal

The government has agreed to convert debt of Kenya Airways into equity giving it a controlling stake in the airline. The government currently owns ordinary shares in Kenya Airways comprising 29.8 percent of the issued...

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network. Giving users twice the space to voice their...

TECH BREAK: 5 critical personal safety apps to have

Whether traveling to a new city, trudging through a dangerous neighbourhood or attending a party at night personal safety is critical. While there are so many things you can do to keep yourself safe some...

Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said...

New WhatsApp feature allows users to delete sent messages

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows users to delete text messages sent out erroneously to the wrong recipient or chat group. “Deleting messages for everyone allows you to delete specific messages you...

Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators. A coalition of child protection, consumer, and...
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Producers earn top dollar from specialty tea exports

Specialty tea from the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) earned the company as high as Sh29,973 ($291) a kilogramme at international markets in the last financial year, making it the agency’s most profitable offering. According...