Before we announce any event we now always ask ourselves “Would I be excited about attending this event? Would I feel it’s addressing the things that are important to me? Would I want to me the kind of people that come to such an event?” And we ask other people too? If the answer is no, […]
Mobile and home Internet in the future is going to be accessed mostly through WiFi and IAPs will provide free last mile connectivity, or close to it. WiFi will be available everywhere resulting in the decline of Mobile Data consumption and Voice calls.
Facebook announced that it will be setting up an office in Africa, something that has displayed its keen interest in the opportunity that Africa presents for the company in the future. What sort of opportunity does this create for Zimbabwe, seeing that it wasn’t listed as one of the countries that are being supported immediately.
So apparently the Highlanders goal was erroneously or inaccurately disallowed. Replays will actually show that Edmore Muzanenhamo was actually onside. This brings into context the argument of whether or not Goal Line Technology should be introduced into soccer refereeing.
The world’s largest social network, Facebook, is set to open offices in South Africa. The office will be focused on the network’s advertising business. This is another deliberate focus on Africa following its investment through initiatives like internet.org and the launch of the Facebook Lite App.
This is a review of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the flagship device from the mobile devices giant. With outstanding specs, and a great design it easily looks like the best device on the market. But is this blend of art and science worth $1,305?
As it turns out SMS and Telemarketing messages from network operators are not spam legally and both the Consumer Contract and Telecoms Acts seem to agree that unless you are willing to go some extra legal expense and prove otherwise, For every subscriber, opting is the only option.
Econet Wireless Global’s CEO Craig Fitzgerald is reported to have stepped down from his position at the helm of the multinational concern. While most of the focus has always been on Econet’s founder, here is a look at some of the work Fitzgerald was responsible during his tenure.
A Zimbabwean based tourism startup, Africabookings, recently secured $25,000 in seed funding from a US based incubator. Africabookings is set to use the funds for its expansion into 19 Sub-Saharan African countries. This is the latest investment in African e-tourism startups.
This is the latest edition of the Techzim podcast. In this episode we touch on a variety of trending issues in tech like the new Powertel internet package, Esaja in Rwanda, innovation in Zimbabwe, DEMO Africa and the new DStv channel Zambezi Magic.
ZIMRA, the local revenue authority has launched an e-Services platform. This system allows you to monitor your fiscal account and it handles PAYE, VAT and Income tax filings online. At a later stage it will cater for online payments of tax obligations.
Contrary to our believe that there is no game development in Zimbabwe, it is refreshing to note that game developer Saintoon Studios has not only developed several game apps but one of them has achieved Apple store Southern Africa Featured App status. Here is a short profile of Saintoon Studios.
The startup ecosystem is composed of stakeholders that include players such as business, government, community and so forth. From the startups events in Zimbabwe, the government is conspicuous by their absence from and not playing a participatory role in developing the startup culture.
Laptop battery trouble is a nightmare, especially if you’ve got a brand that is hard to replace. I recently faced that sort of fate, and luckily I was referred to a battery doctor that fixed my Fujitsu battery. This is an awesome solution especially if you are in a fix.
Gmail recently launched an option for unsending an email, something that will provide relief for anyone who sends an incomplete message.
Zimbabwean tech entrepreneur Clinton Mutambo will be working from a Rwandan tech incubator for the next three months. In this article, he shares some of the insights he’s had of the Rwandan tech and business ecosystem so far , and how that relates to the Zimbabwean environment.
Some good news for Windows Phone users is that WhatsApp calling is now available on the Windows platform. This come after other platforms had introduced it a while ago. This late release of apps is one of the weaknesses that’s inherent with the Windows platform.
A Zimbabwean tech startup, Esaja.com which was founded by Clinton Mutambo, has been selected for an accelerator program in a Rwandan tech incubator called think. This incubator and these programs are another example of mobile network operators’ in tech startups.
Econet has adjusted its Bundles of Joy package and reverted back to a $1 for 10 minutes offering. This is a welcome development even though it seems like Econet is trying to curry favour with subscribers after doubling social media bundles and experiencing a slip in revenues.
Road Rules, a Zimbabwean tech startup that has developed an Android-based Provisional Drivers’ Licence Test learning solution, was selected as a DEMO Africa finalist at a pre-pitch event held yesterday in Harare. Applications are still open for any startups that also want to go and showcase their ideas at DEMO Africa in Lagos, Nigeria later this year.
Here are some of the pictures from GTeL’s launch of its new flagship device the SL5.5 Xtra. This was held in Harare and the event was graced GTeL’s strategic partners, brand ambassadors and stakeholders from different sectors.
GTeL just launched a new flagship device, the SL5.5 Xtra. This dual SIM LTE phone comes with impressive specs like a 13 MP camera, octacore processor, an awesome battery and power management tech. At $495, how will it hold up against other mobile heavyweights like the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Zimbabwe Independent website was attacked and penetrated by hackers earlier this week. Though this is hardly something new for local publisher websites, this attack was the first in quite a while. According to the team at the Independent, the newspaper has been back online and precautions have been taken to guard against something like this.
Local Internet Access Provider Powertel has unveiled a new set of internet packages for its Winter Data promotion. These packages range from a $35 for 15 GB service to a $175 unlimited uncapped package that brings back an unlimited internet service to Powertel.
Canonical, the people behind, the Ubuntu Operating system have gone into the smartphone and tablet market with their own devices. Their phones seem brilliant in terms of specs, but without WhatsApp compatibilty can a phone sell in Zimbabwe?
Econet has been awarding free airtime and an apology for inconveniences resulting from a challenge with their billing system. If this is true, this is the second time their system has been the cause for concern.
All this fuss about Digital Migration often overlooks the fact that the whole exercise comes with a wide range of opportunities for all stakeholders, unemployed youths included. Here are a few business ideas that can work in a digital television setup.
The DEMO Africa pre-pitch event for Southern Africa that has been scheduled to take place at Hypercube Hub, Harare is happening tomorrow. Everyone who wants to attend is being asked to sign-up for free. There will be pitches from tech startups and one team will be selected to go and pitch at DEMO Africa in Lagos Nigeria later this year.
Newspaper readership is undoubtedly on the decline. Alpha Media Holdings, parent to Newsday, Southern Eye, The Standard and Zimbabwe Independent has made more significant inroads into the digital divide launching a series of applications to support their online presence.
Econet has introduced a dual airtime account system to cater for VAS services subscriptions. It’s meant to help subscribers keep track of the money spent on VAS services as they have to transfer airtime into this account deliberately. This is an improvement from the old system that used to deduct airtime in the background, an approach that partially explains subscribers complaints regarding vanishing credit.