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Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go has been banned in Iran

Iran is now officially the first country to officially ban Pokemon Go. The BBC reports that the decision to ban the augmented reality mobile game was taken by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body responsible for overseeing online activity. The...

iPhones
Reports claim 1 Billion iPhones have been sold in 9 years

Introduced in 2007, iPhones have not only changed the meaning of what a great smartphone should be, it also revolutionized the science of user experience and customer retention. In today’s world, competition in tech and business is abundant. Companies...

Aquila
Aquila: Facebook’s drone takes flight

Facebook has announced the first successful test flight of a high-altitude solar plane to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The Aquila drone has the wingspan of an airliner but weighs less than a car. When cruising it consumes just 5,000...

P9 lite
Huawei unveils the Huawei P9 Lite

Huawei Consumer Business Group (Uganda) has announced the P9 lite, a second variant in the popular P9 family that already boosts of the P9. The P9 lite, which is a mid-level smartphone brings on board a sleek, stylish design with a powerful camera and...

Smart Africa
Huawei joins Smart Africa to drive Africa’s digital transformation

Huawei announced today it has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts...

PayWay
PayWay partners with URA to ease payment of Dues

Uganda’s e-payment platform, PayWay has extended it’s services to ease payment of dues through a partnership with Uganda Revenue Authority. The partnership was launched over a week ago at Uganda Revenue Authority offices in Nakawa. The Commissioner...

OLX Uganda
OLX Uganda website is finally back

The move to fully migrate from a web platform to a mobile application platform could have lost OLX Uganda a number of users. Good news is the company finally decided to reverse it’s decision by rolling back the web platform and maintaining the mobile...

Vodafone Powertalks
Vodafone PowerTalks returns in 5th Edition

Maybe you never thought that you could ever see Uganda in all its beauty and splendor, but now that you have thought of it, it’s possible. Be a part of the 5th edition of the Vodafone PowerTalks event scheduled for 28th July at Kampala Serena Hotel. “It’s...

Airtel Uganda
Airtel Uganda Launches Unprecedented Consumer Promotion.

Airtel Uganda, the biggest supporter of football in Uganda and main sponsor of the Uganda Cranes, has today launched an unprecedented consumer promotion in preparation for the Uganda Cranes, Comoros AFCON qualifier. The 53-day promotion, which is aimed...

GOTV
GOTV slashes Hardware Prices

GOtv, Uganda’s leading Digital Television provider, has dramatically reduced the price of its hardware from UGX104 000 to UGX87 500 with a package that comes inclusive of a decoder, an antenna and one free month subscription on GOtv Plus. Announcing the...

Smart Pesa
Smart Telecom launches Smart Pesa

Smart Telecom finally joined the mobile money network with the birth of it’s new flagship, Smart Pesa. The company launched the service late last month and claim it is aimed at providing affordable mobile financial service to Ugandans. Talking at...

MTN Uganda
MTN Uganda to expand 4G Coverage to more regions

MTN Uganda recently revealed it’s plans to spend the biggest portion of the $114 loan it secured in May from a syndicated loan to spend on infrastructure as they expand their 4G network coverage to more regions in the country. MTN Uganda’s...

Huawei Safe City Solution Experience Center at MWC 2016
Five Trends that Make Cities Safer

Rapid urbanization has made public safety a top priority of city governance. Governments worldwide recognize that urban safety plays a vital role in protecting people’s lives and property, and is the cornerstone of economic growth in modern cities. To...

WhatsApp
WhatsApp launches Desktop Application

Nearly 16 months after releasing their first web application, WhatsApp has something better for it’s users that makes the application easily accessible on Desktop (Windows and Mac) unlike before when users accessed it through emulators. The company...