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The Global Goals
Innovation

The Global Goals

Safaricom Blogger

Imagine a world where extreme poverty was eradicated, where inequality and injustice were non-existent and where man lived without the unsettling worry of climate change. What could you do to live in such a world? Although the description above sounds like an excerpt from the most tantalizing chapters of a romantic novel, it is something […]

Capture Kenya – The Quest Begins
Innovation

Capture Kenya – The Quest Begins

Safaricom Blogger

It’s that time of the year, Calendar season when Kenyan photographers wait to see which one of them has been selected to capture images for the Safaricom calendar.  Since its inception, the quest has grown from an activity simply about finding images for a calendar, to a campaign that tell the story of a beautiful […]

Another Apportunity to Shine!
Innovation

Another Apportunity to Shine!

Safaricom Blogger

We called on Innovators to enter the Safaricom AppWiz challenge. Great! An overwhelming number of you heeded to the call. The Appwiz challenge began in 2013. Since then, we have incubated close to 30 tech start-ups including the developers of Safaricom M-Ledger and Magazine Reel, both of which are now being commercialized. For those who […]

The limitless potential of young innovators
Innovation

The limitless potential of young innovators

Joe Ogutu

I listened with interest to the conversations generated at the just-concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Never before have I heard the words “start-up,” “innovation” and “technology” repeated so much in such a short time, or seen so many people acknowledge Kenya’s ICT potential at the same time. Ten years ago, nobody would have envisioned the […]

Safaricom M-Ledger; Your Financial Journal
Innovation

Safaricom M-Ledger; Your Financial Journal

Safaricom Blogger

The App can be used by all M-PESA customers all over the world, of course.
Someone in Kisumu uses it, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisii, Nakuru, your neigbour, your ex, your future, bae, Nzioka Waita, John, Jane…

How do you stay in touch with those near and dear?
Innovation

How do you stay in touch with those near and dear?

Safaricom Blogger

If your answer is ‘WhatsApp’, you probably remember the trial that was Saturday, 22nd February. It was one of those days when you

Appwiz Challenge
Innovation

Appwiz Challenge

Safaricom Blogger

On Thursday 21st November, Safaricom Limited awarded six early stage mobile mobile technology companies with a cumulative KSh 3.7 million

Vuma Online
Innovation

Vuma Online

Safaricom Blogger

The speed in matatus plying Buru, Langata, Rongai, Umoja, Githurai, Dandora, Kiambu and K.U routes is extremely high yet passengers