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Media

How illegal is Porn in Zimbabwe?

Recently, we released a list of top 10 websites visited in Zimbabwe. The list included search engines, social networks, and most notably local news websites NewsDay and The Herald. From your requests and comments, we decided to also release the top 10 visited local websites. Unintentionally, one website on the list attracted the most attention, […]

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Startups

Zimbabwean startup Zivo learning is pitching at DEMO Africa 2016 right now – here’s how to catch their live presentation

The Zivo learning team DEMO Africa 2016, this year’s edition of one of Africa’s largest startup conferences and launchpad for the continent’s new businesses is happening in Johannesburg South Africa right now. Set over two days (25-26 August 2016) its given 30 startups across Africa a chance to pitch their startup ideas to investors, potential partners, […]

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Mobile Money & eCommerce

RBZ issues stern warning against participating in Ponzi/Pyramid schemes, points finger at MMM Global Zimbabwe for misleading the public!

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe issued a public statement yesterday, 25 August, warning the public against participating and investing in Ponzi and Pyramid schemes. According to the RBZ, Ponzi and Pyramid schemes tempt people into investing their money in lucrative investments and contribution systems with the promise of high returns. The RBZ further explains that a […]

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Social Media

WhatsApp to “sell” your phone number to Facebook for advertising

A move long suspected WhatsApp would make after the acquisition by Facebook was to start sharing its data with Facebook so users could be targeted with ads. When it was acquired, both Facebook and WhatsApp however said this would not happen. WhatsApp’s long held negative views on advertising, and strong views on the importance of privacy seemed to be the […]

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Miscellaneous

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is a big disappointment right now

They went and took offline what was probably Zimbabwe’s most useful website. And I mean “useful” in the sense of its importance to the country’s economy. The ZSE website which we celebrated at launch in 2013 has been taken down, and its place is this – a couple of pages not of much use to anyone looking to understand the […]

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Broadband

The top 10 most visited websites in Zimbabwe

According to Similar Web, the top 10 most visited websites  in Zimbabwe are as follows: Google Zimbabwe (Search Engine) Youtube (Tv and Video) Google International (Search Engine) Facebook (Social Network) Yahoo (Search Engine) Alibaba (Online shopping) Newsday Zimbabwe (News and Media) Herald Zimbabwe (News and Media) Xvideos (Adult Content) Twitter (Social Network) Google (local domain) took the top […]

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Broadband

Opera introduces free unlimited VPN service for Android devices

image credit: countrycaller.com Opera has finally released its free unlimited VPN service for Android. The Opera VPN service is a separate application from the company’s web browser. The VPN service allows you to browse the internet privately and anonymously, hiding what you do online from being tracked. The VPN also allows you to bypass firewalls and […]

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Media

6 ways to monetize your website without a sea of ads

After realising the unfavourable effects of ads on user experience and data consumption, I found it necessary to investigate alternative ways an online publication can monetize their website. Yes, it is possible to let go of Google AdSense (pay per click), banners and pop-ups and go ad-free. The ad-free diet doesn’t have to be full blown, […]

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Broadband

Google joins ad fight, looks to punish websites with invasive pop up ads

image credit: marketingland.com Google recently announced that it will be punishing mobile websites that have interstitial ads as of January, 2017. Interstitial ads are ads that show or “pop-up” while the actual web page is downloading or in the background. image credit: designshack.com Google plans to punish the websites practicing this form of advertising by […]

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Social Media

Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for abusive content, plus how to report tweets and accounts

Twitter has suspended 360,000 accounts for violating its prohibitions on violent threats and promotion of terrorism over the past year. The move is in line with its  public policy that aims to combat any subversive content. According to their official blog statement, daily suspensions have surged by 80% , with a significant rise suspensions occurring after terrorist […]

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Social Media

Olympic Committee Regulated Social Media to protect broadcast revenue, future of live global events in question

image credit: wearesocial.com The Rio 2016 Olympics came to an end in a spectacular closing ceremony in the historic Maracana Stadium. The games have been entertaining and full of controversy but aside from it all Brazil seems to have pulled it off. Besides the sporting events, there has been a raging debate on the sidelines toward the impact […]

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