Uber now requires drivers to take “Security Selfies” to prevent fraud
Uber has announced today that it’ll require drivers to take selfies before signing on to the platform and accepting ride requests. This is a new feature it calls Real-Time ID Check, and is a new measure to prevent fraud and also helps protect drivers’ accounts from being compromised. This comes as concerns that some Uber drivers have never undergone background checks.
Pepsi’s Sala Puleesa promotion to go digital
In its innovative and trend-setting style, Crown Beverages Limited, the bottler of PepsiCo soft drinks in Uganda, is in advanced stages of launching an online application that will allow online consumers of soda, to participate in the on-going Sala Puleesa promotion.
The application has been designed to give Pepsi, Mirinda, and Mountain Dew fans on Facebook, an opportunity to win cool prizes including; smartphones, airtime, soda, and Pepsi branded goodies, during the promotion. The three brands have a combined Facebook fan-base of up to 260,000 fans and growing.
Listening to Radio in Uganda may soon cease to be free
Uganda has just made a year of fully switching off her analog TV signals to digital ones but new reports have surfaced suggesting that the same awaits radio stations.While many questions still linger about the effected digital migration, the UCC couldn’t wait but announce that the same fate awaits radio stations in a not so distant future, 2 years from now to be exact.
Innovating Justice Boostcamp is happening in Kampala
The Innovating Justice Boostcamp is a regional event organised by HiiL to empower local justice entrepreneurs who have an exciting innovation to address a justice challenge in a specific setting. This year, we are proud to announce this year’s challenges: the SME Empowerment Challenge and the Family Justice Challenge.
Will Google’s new messaging App Allo be the WhatsApp killer?
In case you didn’t catch the news way back in May, Google set out to release its mobile based messaging App called Allo that will compete with the likes of Telegram, iMessage and the much popular WhatsApp. It has the Google Assistant built in and it’s rolling out today available for both Android and iPhone. Google is clearly
Opera brings free and unlimited VPN to its desktop browser
Opera 40 as they prefer to call it is introducing the desktop browser with a free and unlimited VPN service, baked right in the browser, a novelty of sorts given most browsers ask of users to install them as extensions in order to use them.
Another hi-speed fiber Internet link is coming to Uganda
The Uganda Electricity and Transmission company has reached a consensus with ZTE, a chinese telecom equipment vendor to have the latter construct a hi-tech fibre cable along the formers power transmission lines . A venture expected to increase internet throughput and electricity penetration to not only rural households, but to also Uganda’s various neighbours.
MTN SA shuts down mobile money business
Verified reports indicate that the biggest telecom company in Africa has shut down its South African unit’s Mobile Money services. This comes after it previously ceased registering new signups for
Enjoy attractive discounts on smartphones this September from Airtel
Airtel has a limited offer for some of their smartphones at discounted rates while bundling each one of them with 1GB of data valid for a month. The offer being limited works on a first come, first serve basis.