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3 days ago 

Liquid Telecom launches cloud storage & file sharing solution for enterprise in Zimbabwe

Liquid Telecom, launched an enterprise data storage, cloud storage and file sharing service called CrashPlan Africa. If you’re wondering if this isn’t just a Box or Dropbox with an African tag, hear this: This is enterprise first, and IT departments get the premises based cloud option. The closer competition may actually be SharePoint than the purely cloud syncing stuff.

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Is Zimpapers ready to become the next Naspers?

Local print media company, Zimpapers, has appointed a new CEO and Chairman. With changes like this, and the way tech is rattling the news and media industry, this could be the start of a new season for Zimpapers. Will the leadership be agile enough to catch the wave and turn the company into more than just a print media house? How achievable is it to become just like the giant Naspers?

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5 days ago 

Gamify It! Hackathon in Ethiopia hopes to inspire game solutions for e-learning

There’s a hackathon happening in Addis Ababa Ethiopia right now called Gamify It! Hackathon. The 4-day meetup has brought together 35 African developers in hopes that they can come up with game-centric solutions for areas like green energy and disaster management. The main focus is e-learning and the teams will display their solutions to delegates at the eLearning Africa Conference on the 20th of May. A local developer, Wiseman Kuchera, is part of the 35 participants.

As local languages are added to EcoCash, lets hope an update of its App is coming

Listen to that…..silence. It seems like besides launching a group savings product, EcoCash has been rather quiet lately. I say this not because I was a fan of the product blitzkrieg that its parent company Econet launched on its mobile money competition last year.  Far from it. Some of those EcoCash related products weren’t inspiring, but […]

1 week ago 

Liquid Telecom increases its Zambian investment, buys the ISP Realtime

Today Pan-African infrastructure group, Liquid Telecoms, announced an increase in its existing investment in the Zambian market with the acquisition of an Internet Service Provider called Realtime. This move comes on the heels of another strategic play for the retail consumer market that CEC Liquid Telecom (that’s the name of its Zambian outfit) made a few months […]

1 week ago 

Exclusive: Dandemutande, iWayAfrica & AfricaOnline merging

We have received information that local Internet Access Provider Dandemutande, the company behind the uMAX service, will be merging with two internet service providers, iWayAfrica and AfricaOnline. This move comes as the entities seek to establish a competitive advantage in a competitive operating environment that has been very brutal on every operator. Yesterday we wrote […]

2 weeks ago 

uMAX company, Dandemutande, in 4th annual consecutive loss

Masawara’s annual results for the year ended December 2014, show that Dandemutande, a subsidiary they own, went through a 4th consecutive loss making year, posting of a loss of US $1.2 million. The loss has however improved from the $2.1 million posted in 2013. Dandemutande is the internet provider behind the uMAX and Utande brands. Dandemutande however managed to increase revenue […]

2 weeks ago 

WhatsApp for payments? – Here’s how a local pharmacy is trying that out

Not too long ago we published an article on the way the Instant Messaging platform, WhatsApp, is being used by local medical professionals for added efficiency in the delivery of health services. It turns out it’s not just doctors and nurses that are cashing in on the social media/tech capital of WhatsApp. A local pharmacy […]