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A Daring Giraffe Rescue Is Underway in Kenya

GizModo VR

Conservationists, government officials, and local community members are banding together to pull off a rescue of eight giraffes stranded on a shrinking island in Kenya. In order to save these animals, they created a giraffe-safe barge to get them across to safe land. They made the first successful rescue of a giraffe… Read more.

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Alphabet's Internet-Beaming Loon Balloons Now Providing Service in Kenya

GizModo VR

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has deployed a fleet of internet-delivering, high-altitude balloons in Kenya, an initiative that the company’s CEO said will be “the first of many” future commercial deployments in other parts of the world. Read more.

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VR headsets hit retail shelves in Kenya

Hypergrid Business

Virtual reality is now a global phenomena and devices are slowly becoming available to more retail shops — including here, in Nairobi, Kenya, where I am based. This Saturday, I walked over to my...

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Uber Petitions Cap on Commission From Drivers in Kenya

GizModo VR

Uber is back at it again. The digital ride-sharing is appealing a decision made by a Kenyan court that would cap the commission it can take from drivers in the country at 18%, which is down from the usual 25% the company charges. Read more.

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Facebook Approved Pro-Genocide Ads in Kenya After Claiming to Foster 'Safe and Secure' Elections

GizModo VR

Kenya’s national cohesion watchdog threatened to suspend Facebook from the country Friday if it doesn’t mitigate hate speech ahead of the country’s general elections next month. The regulator has given the company one week to remediate the problem, which included Facebook’s approval of ads advocating for ethnic… Read more.

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Top Kenyan Officials Defend Facebook's Role in Coming Elections After it Approved Pro-Genocide Ads

GizModo VR

The interior minister and minister for information, communication, and technology said separately that Kenya will take no action against Facebook ahead of next week’s national… Read more. Two Kenyan cabinet bosses have issued strong statements opposing an ultimatum handed down to Meta last week by the nation’s cohesion watchdog.

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WWF Partners With Oculus On VR Nature Documentary Series Shot In Cinematic 5.7k

VRScout

Narrated by Emmy Award winning actress Anna Friel, the three-part series guides users through the savannahs of Kenya in East Africa, the jungles of Borneo in Malaysia, and the vibrant coral reefs of Raja Ampat in Indonesia.

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