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M-PESA partners with Paypal

Kenyans can from today receive money from any PayPal account across the world directly into their M-PESA accounts in real time. The development comes after Safaricom and PayPal collaborated to enable PayPal customers in Kenya link their accounts to their M-PESA accounts. This allows them to withdraw their PayPal funds …

Facebook’s boss finally speaks on the data harvesting scandal

In a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday, the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised and says he’s ready to testify before Congress. Zuckerberg said the company had a responsibility to protect  data, and if it can’t then it doesn’t deserve to serve you. “The good news is that the most important actions …

Africa gets a glimpse of CLOi the robot

It’s right out of a sci-fi movie, a droid of some sorts from a Star Wars movie which cannot yet move around. LG’s CLOi does everything else, from being a porter robot, which is designed to carry hotel guests luggage to their room and provide check-in and check-out services to a …

Facebook issues a new policy that bans ads that promote cryptocurrency

In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook issued a new policy that prohibits ads that ” promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency”. The company said the new policy is designed to improve …