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This is part of small series on drones In recent articles on Techzim, we published the current regulations on UAVs (drones) in the country, highlighted the major do’s and dont’s of the laws, and opined about some interesting potential applications and uses of drones in Zimbabwe. The first two articles acquainted readers with drone laws as they currently […]
Live broadcast has attracted a lot of attention because of the way it is primed to disrupt the traditional model of live video delivery by giving every smartphone user an easily accessible tool for real-time sharing that just happens to offer amazing opportunities for getting feedback.
So for a service provider as visible as Uber to look beyond plastic money seems to indicate that for online solutions in Africa an offline payment alternative has to be thrown in there at some point to gain traction.
NetOne, the government owned mobile operator, made a loss of about $3 million dollars in the 2015 financial year, the company's acting chief executive officer Brian Mutandiro has said.
This is another article in a small series on technology and the local betting industry In two articles last week, we reported that the spread of fiber-link internet was behind the rapid growth of the local betting industry. We also wrote that once the forthcoming legislation is put in place to allow online gambling, yet […]
WhatsApp does, however, offer a more interesting case for politics. Besides its huge popularity among Zimbabwean internet users, it also has a host of features that make it a prime tool for political use.
This week, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) ran several public notices on bond notes as inserts in newspapers. Attempting to bring clarity on “the export bonus scheme” backed by bond notes, the inserts basically did a Q&A on the forthcoming injection of fresh liquidity into the economy. Following that development, Techzim carried out a snap survey on our readers to find […]
Through the app the ordinary user can identify a tradesman who can handle a particular task while it also provides tradesmen who sign up for it a tool for locating work.
Earlier this week UK-based publisher and media company the Financial Times (FT), announced the introduction of a WhatsApp broadcast service which will be used to distribute its content to readers.
Check out this new app called ShonaApp which was launched recently. This is an Android application (it works for Android 3.0 and above) that acts as a Shona language companion for school children.
Simplicity is where a new site by Netflix, fast.com excels. One simply has to go to the url and that's it! The service tests the speed and gives you one figure - the download speed.
You may have never heard or used an app called Hangouts. It’s essentially what was used for chatting back in the day before WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger came along. It was actually called Google Talk and it was an amazingly simple web based chat app that did its job well. Sort of how WhatsApp does its job elegantly today. […]
GTaxi Zimbabwe is a classy, brand new app offering on-demand cab service in Zimbabwe. The startup aims to bring both “convenience and predictability” to the local taxi industry where traditional operators are not delivering both quality service and affordability to travelers. GTaxi launched three weeks ago in Harare, and founders say the company is already planning to make a […]
It’s always entertaining when companies cleverly use adverts to diss & make fun of each other, the ads by ZOL and TelOne in the past weeks (and today) were a welcome refreshment from daily Zim doom and gloom. ZOL started it with these billboards in the past week or so: And yesterday, TelOne hit back with this: […]
MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced that for tonight's UEFA Europa League Final, football fans can catch the game on its DStv Compact bouquet.
This morning, EcoCash and MTN Zambia officially unveiled a remittance partnership that will enable MTN customers in Zimbabwe’s northern neighbor to send money into the country via the mobile platform MTN Money Wallet. The agreement launches sub-Saharan Africa’s first operator to operator cross border remittance channel. “Our partnership is not only business to business, but also […]
Banks in Zimbabwe have began restricting Telegraphic Transfers (TTs). TTS are money transfers from a Zimbabwean bank account to bank account outside the country. The development has come swiftly after the announcement of the introduction of new Bond Notes local currency by the government this month. Customers of banks have complained on social media and other platforms that their banks […]
According to an invitation that we've just received from the local mobile operator Econet Wireless, it will be launching a new remittance partnership between its mobile money service EcoCash and MTN Zambia's MTN Mobile Money.
The UEFA Champions League's access over the internet is a major endorsement for the growing trend of streaming alternatives for live sports. Earlier this year the United States' NFL inked a streaming deal with Twitter while SnapChat also entered into an arrangement to share clips from the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
More convenience and guaranteed privacy when placing a bet from a remote location are some of the reasons betting houses are set for another boom when the local regulations change to allow online betting. The Gaming Board of Zimbabwe is expected to release updated regulations within the next few months, making it legal for interested Zimbabweans to use the […]
According to the results, Dandemutande, after years of losses, was now entering profitability at an EBITDA level based on the 2015 fourth quarter performance.
Despite this being a maiden appearance the Zimbabwean team walked away with an accolade. It received the Wolfram Research Award which is one of the special awards presented to honour notable exhibitions.
Facebook continues with its quest to offer the word free internet through its Internet.org initiative. Just recently it launched its Free Basics service in Nigeria through a partnership with Airtel.
Earlier today the Media Insititute of Southern Africa (MISA) and the local telecoms regulator, POTRAZ, brought together the country's internet service providers and mobile networks operators for a discussion on net neutrality.
The betting industry in Zimbabwe has experience huge growth over the past eighteen months, according to our analysis of local betting houses, and technology has a great deal to do with it. Normally, such a trend in gambling gets casually attributed to the steadily increasing popularity of foreign sports leagues. The English Premiership and the Spanish La Liga come to […]