When making an online purchase it is critical to have at least a good idea of what the total landing cost of the product you are buying would be.
We weren’t sure how direct an entry especially because she referred to it as “mobile banking”. New information we have received from sources in the industry says there indeed is a more direct mobile money project going on at Telecel.
Messaging app company, WhatsApp Inc, announced yesterday that its globally popular app now processes an impressive 27 billion messages a day! The announcement was made on twitter by the company’s official account:
One of the most frustrating things, when checking out during online shopping, is finding out the product you selected to buy cannot be shipped to Zimbabwe. This is true with a good number of leading computer manufacturers and some merchants on popular storefronts such as Amazon.com and Ebay.com. At best, you have to contend with some local middlemen or dealer who will of course have their cut at your expense or, at worst, the product simply is not available any other way.
A new local startup, ZimSelector.com, has been launched to offer financial services aggregation and product comparison online. The startup was co-founded by Luke Ngwerume and one Zelina Francis. Ngwerume, most of you will remember, is the former CEO of a Old Mutual Zimbabwe a company whose focus was financial services.
The website belonging to Zimbabwe’s largest daily newspaper, The Herald Online, suffered a denial of service (DoS) attack some hours ago, apparently carried out by Anonymous Africa. The hacker collective is the same that attacked a South African news site earlier today. The attack on the Herald lasted only a few hours during which the site was not available at all
Usually, the content companies generate on social media platforms like Facebook is centered on the company’s products; what new products they have, helping customers understand them, responding to customer questions about products, promotions etc… generally, the content is related to building the company’s brands by engaging social media users. Telecel Zimbabwe is doing it a bit differently though.
A report by MyBroadband today says a prominent South African news website, http://iol.co.za was taken down by hackers in a Denial of Service attack (DoS) apparently for running Zim president Mugabe content. The attack was carried out by a hackers collective known as Anonymous Africa who are using the Twitter account, @zim4thewin.
Last year, Telecel Zimbabwe pulled a ‘surprise of the year’ move on all of us; A mobile operator killed its mobile money service. No one knows (well, except them and probably ZimSwitch) when exactly Skwama was killed because it was done silently, only to be disclosed when we asked about the disappeared product in September last year.
Over the past couple of days users of TelOne’s ADSL broadband service have complained that the internet’s been very slow, erratic and, in some cases no internet at all to speak of. We contacted TelOne to establish what the problem is and the company says they (well, their partner in Mozambique) suffered a service failure and they had to reroute internet traffic to some not so good routes.
Once you have decided to make an online purchase, you should get down to searching and selecting the store from which to make the purchase. This is almost certainly affected by the product you want to purchase but given the global nature of the internet there can almost certainly be more than one option.
Econet Wireless and Mahindra Comviva recently won a Global Telecoms Business (GTB) award for the EcoCash mobile money transfer project. Mahindra Comviva are the suppliers of the platform that EcoCash runs on.