Tech News & Updates Roundup Globally This Week

  • New York City-based technology company Boloro Global has partnered with BCK Kenya to sell digital payment authentication products in the country. Boloro CEO Karl P. Kilb III said demand for flawless cashless transactions via the web and on mobile platforms called for products that enhance user-identity and platform reliability.
  • Fraudulent browser push notifications as a means of phishing and advertising are gaining popularity, with the share of users hit by the problem growing month-on-month in 2019, study reveals.
  • Google has said that its digital assistant will serve as a “news host” on its connected devices to deliver stories from a variety of its media partners.
  • Facebook Developer Circles Trains Thousands of Kenya Developers as it Holds iD8 Conference in Nairobi.  
  • President Yoweri Museveni launched Uganda’s first mobile phone manufacturing and assembling plant. The plant by a Chinese firm, Engo, will produce SIMI-branded handsets.
  • Ethiopia and Alibaba Group today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) hub in the East African nation.