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Udemy Courses reduced to $10 each again! Ends 26 May 2017…

If you missed the promotion that took place early January to get people started on online courses, then here is an opportunity to get in on the fun. Starting immediately if you visit Udemy, you’ll see that all you can enjoy any course for just $15. However, if you join through our referral link here, […]
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Events

Ammara Brown shares her experience of the Digital Future event

Techzim recently co-hosted Digital Future 2017, a digital media and marketing event that sought to bring to the front the activity in the local digital space and what we can do locally to get our heads wrapped around it. One of the speakers at the event was Ammara Brown, who touched on how she uses […]
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Broadband

Kwese signs content deal with Namibian Broadcasting Corporation

Econet Media owned Kwese announced this week a new deal with Namibian Broadcasting Corporation to have Kwese Free Sports content on the national broadcasters channels. According to a report on The Namibian, Namibia makes 24 the countries with Kwese Sports now. Kwese has done a number of these sub-licensing deals with incumbent broadcasters in African countries. This enables […]
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Mobile Money & eCommerce

Steward Bank dismisses malicious WhatsApp panic message

Steward Bank has dismissed a panic message spreading on WhatsApp which is advising customers to close their bank accounts, as malicious. The panic message which spread virally yesterday “alerted” customers of the bank that they risked having their bank accounts frozen due to problems at the bank. Said the message: Alert If you have a an account […]
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Security

Zim government to speed up Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill in response to ransomware cyber-attack

Zimbabwe ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said yesterday that in the face of the recent global ransomware cyber-attack, the government is speeding up the approval of the Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill. The minister was speaking at an occasion to mark the successful acquisition of Telecel Zimbabwe by the government yesterday. Mandiwanzira said the government is taking the recent WannaCry cyber-attack […]
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Telecommunications

Press Release: Telecel announces $200m deal – moves to close coverage gap and introduce LTE

Press release sent to Techzim by Telecel Zimbabwe: HARARE – MAY 17, 2017 – The Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira has announced that Telecel will be unveiling LTE and expanding the mobile company’s network coverage through a government brokered  $200m finance deal. Speaking at a briefing cocktail held in Harare, […]
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Broadband

Multichoice opens some DStv Premium bouquet channels to Compact subscribers

This announcement was sent by Multichoice Zimbabwe: DStv Compact and Compact Plus viewers are being given an ‘open window month’ enabling them to view three television channels available only on the DStv Premium bouquet. Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe said the channels would be opened to viewers of these two […]
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Gadgets & Apps

Google’s plans for your phone: announcement highlights from Google I/O 2017

As the geeks amoung you already know, yesterday Google kicked off its annual developer conference called Google I/O. The conference is where Google shares its plan for the ecosystem of products it makes. The goal is to have the developer community globally building apps and gadgets that use Google technologies. We really loved some of the things that Google is introducing. […]
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Telecommunications

Telecel here to stay, says CEO

Telecel Chief Executive Officer, Angeline Vere Telecel Zimbabwe, despite the problems it has faced in the past couple of years, is here to say, the CEO of the company, Angeline Vere, declared yesterday in Harare. Vere was speaking at a cocktail organised by the company to assure the market that it has a solid future ahead. […]
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Broadband

Telecel to launch LTE

Angeline Vere, Telecel CEO Telecel Zimbabwe will be rolling out LTE data services in the 3rd quarter of this year. The announcement was made by ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira at an event to mark the revival of Telecel as a brand and telecoms player in the market. Telecel, which is now owned by the government of […]
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Telecommunications

MTN fined $8.5 million in Rwanda

MTN, Africa’s largest mobile operator has been fined $8.5 million (7 billion francs) in Rwanda for not sticking to the terms of its license in running IT services. An announcement on the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority website says the authority has made a decision to “impose administrative sanctions on MTN Rwanda Ltd for non-compliance with Directives issued […]
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Security

The massive WannaCry cyber-attack is the worst Ransomware outbreak in history

Global technology security company, Avast, has said the WannaCry Cyber-attack is the worst outbreak of its kind in the history. In a blog post detailing how the attack started and spread, Avast explains that the ransomware spread by replicating itself rapidly from one computer to the next on a network, especially in organisations. Malicious software that spreads this […]
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Backup your data, don’t lose bitcoin to ransomware

There is still a lot of noise doing the rounds about ransomware, particularly the WannaCry cyber-attack. To call this noise is me being grossly unfair. Cyber-attacks are not a laughing matter and the fact that experts say these kinds of attacks are on an upward trend and will continue to be requires the alarm to be […]
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Broadband

What Zimbabweans think about Econet Kombi WiFi

Last week, Econet launched Kombi WiFi. Frankly I thought it was good but not the big deal the company was making of it. It is normal here at the office to disagree on what’s a huge deal and what’s not, but the general feeling on this one was “ok, moving on.” That’s why our story was short and didn’t contain much […]
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Security

Hackers steal hollywood movie. Demand heavy ransom in bitcoin

It’s a week of cyber-crime. News  in Hollywood Reporter says that hackers gained access to and stole a Disney movie and are demanding a heavy bitcoin ransom to give it back. It’s not clear what movie exactly has been stolen, but speculation is it could be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales or Cars 3.  Says the publication: […]
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