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Facebook Q1 2014 results: “Business is strong and growing”

April 24th, 2014

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Facebook yesterday announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31 2014. The results are great but pale in comparison to Apple’s $45.6 Billion revenues in the same period. “Facebook’s business is strong and growing, and this quarter was a great start to 2014,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “We’ve made some [...]

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All I want for my birthday is a local Sourceforge mirror

April 24th, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago I received an “Update available” prompt in VLC, clicked on in it and watched in awe as the update download was completed in under a minute-less than half a minute actually. Hitherto, even such downloads were a pain and often required me taking an impromptu coffee break otherwise I would be forced [...]

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ZBC’s broadcast of Parliamentary debates a welcome development

April 23rd, 2014

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Recently the state broadcaster ZBC made the decision to beam live parliamentary sessions on TV and radio on select days of the week. This move, although coming as a very late approach to Zimbabwe’s attempts at open legislative activities, is definitely a welcome development. The broadcasts are scheduled for TV on Wednesday during parliament’s question [...]

The DNA of Zim’s technology hubs Part 2 – Hypercube Hub

April 23rd, 2014

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Continuing on the first installment examining Zimbabwe’s technology hubs (Starting with Muzinda Umuzi hub), this week we move on to another hub formed under similar circumstances to Muzinda Umuzi hub but one which has been totally different in approach. Like Muzinda Umuzi hub, Hypercube has non-profit roots as it was formed from the collaborative effort [...]

Facebook to introduce optional “Nearby Friends” feature

April 23rd, 2014

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Social network giant Facebook continues to add services and improvements to its services. Recently it announced on its blog the roll out of a new feature called Nearby Friends. This new optional feature works by identifying friends that are nearby or on the move. Through notifications received on your mobile device, you will be told [...]

New Twitter design finally rolls out to all of us

April 23rd, 2014

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After months of waiting, and then later weeks of watching jealously as fellow Twimbos enjoy the new Twitter profile design on the web, the design is finally rolling out to us mere mortals. Today, on loading Twitter on the web, I was greeted with the following message: And take a look I did. And please I was what I saw. [...]

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Award winning video from Deloitte shows the reality of cyber security

April 22nd, 2014

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Recently a video created by Deloitte UK, entitled “Cyber Security. Evolved”  collected multiple awards for highlighting, in a captivating and entertaining way, how cyber security is real, immediate and not just figment of Hollywood style fiction. The video has brought a realisation of how these threats can affect an organisation and how the right strategy [...]

Service providers should feel obliged to educate consumers

April 22nd, 2014

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When a customer purchases a SIM card, they get into a contractual agreement with a network provider. However, the contract at the point of sale is a one page document with hardly any information that the customer could be curious to inspect. Nothing is particularly highlighted for your attention. This contract is as basic in [...]

An OS at the height of its powers: Ubuntu 14.04 review

April 22nd, 2014

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  So on Thursday 17 April when the patriotic amongst were preparing for independence day and the religious for the Good Friday mass-or Judgement night 2- the geek in me waited for official unveiling of the latest offering from Canonical. It came rather late in the night but it was worth the wait. After spending [...]

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