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Kenya's Star Newspaper Now Available in Digital Format

July 22, 2014

Lilian Mutegi

The Star Newspaper has unveiled its digital edition that can be accessed on Android tablets, iPads, BlackBerry and PCs.

To read Star ePaper editions, subscribers will be required to have an Adobe Flash Player Version 10 software and above installed in their computers. Those with Adobe Flash Player installed can download the Star ePaper for free for a limited period of time. Subscription to the digital editions can be done through online payment platforms namely PesaPal, 2CheckOut and PayPal to ensure safe and secure online transaction processing. PesaPal accepts MPESA, Airtel Money, YUCash, VISA Card, Mastercard, Equity Bank, Chase Bank, Cooperative Bank and Pesapal e-wallet. 2CheckOut on the other hand accepts all internetenabled debit and credit cards while PayPal accepts all cards as long as a subscriber has a PayPal account.

Readers can also choose various subscriptions: weekly at a rate of US $ 4; monthly for US $14; quarterly at US $ 32 and a half-yearly subscription for US $ 48. A full annual subscription costs of US $ 80.

Digital editions replicate the experience of flipping through a printed copy. Customers have the ability to look through just as the hard copy appears in newstands complete with the identical layout. The digital newspaper also gives readers a chance to share on social media sites ( Facebook and Twitter) directly into their digital editions and save on storage space.

Apart from the The Star, other newspapers with digital editions are most of Nation Media Group (NMG) brands including Daily Nation, The EastAfrican and Business Daily among others.

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Source: AllAfrica

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