Author Archives: L.S.M Kabweza

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. [...]

TheBehaviourReport: eccentric and refreshingly great content

April 15th, 2014

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If you have never heard of the TheBehaviourReport, I wish I were you reading this right now. Because then, I’d learn of of it the first time, pause a bit, curiously, and I’d go on to experience their refreshingly eccentric writing and content. And I’d smile and immerse in it for a while. It’s not [...]

Here’s why you should stop asking people to “like” your Facebook post

April 11th, 2014

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If your Facebook strategy, involves telling people to “like”, “comment” or share posts, you probably want to re-strategise. Forget that this is a questionable means to get your posts into follower newsfeeds, now Facebook will punish you for it. In other words, stop it already! Facebook has made an improvement to their algorithm to specifically [...]

This Happy Harare parody video is going viral

April 8th, 2014

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Need a dose of happiness? If this Happy parody won’t do it, we don’t know what will. And if the views are anything to go by, it’s sure has Zimbabweans every happy to click and watch Harare being happy! Published on YouTube just yesterday, the video already has 12,433  13,539 views (in the time I took to [...]

Will TelOne succeed raising $100 million this time? What has changed?

April 7th, 2014

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Reports in the media in recent days say the government owned fixed line operator, TelOne, is looking to raise $100 million from international investors.  Chipo Mutasa is quoted by Finx: We are busy re-looking at our capital projects in a view to doing another fundraising exercise to the tune of $100mln. Our capital projects will [...]

Why are these mobile money fraudsters difficult to catch?

April 6th, 2014

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In an advice article published in the Sunday Mail today (read it so you don’t fall prey), the police warned readers that fraudsters in Zimbabwe are now using mobile money services like EcoCash, Telecash, OneWallet and others, to conveniently take money from victims. A common trick, says the article, is one targeted at job seekers who [...]

The Zimbabwe government needs to allow BlackBerry? Really?

April 5th, 2014

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During this past week at the Huawei & ICT ministry’s public sector ICT forum in Zimbabwe, apparently someone asked when the government would relax current restrictions on BlackBerry Internet Services in the country. That question resulted in this article on ITWeb Africa. We’ve always thought it strange that as a country, we still talk about BlackBerry [...]

Strive Masiyiwa returns to Zimbabwe. Sets up $100m tech startup fund

April 1st, 2014

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Strive Masiyiwa You’d be forgiven for thinking the Zimbabwe startup ecosystem has been thrown into the future, because it definitely feels like it. Strive Masiyiwa is in the country. We haven’t received much detail about this yet, so we can’t share much at the moment except for a few indications we’re getting from some sources [...]

Google’s video sharing service, YouTube, blocked in Turkey

March 28th, 2014

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Turkey has taken the move to block Google’s video sharing service, YouTube. The reason: that YouTube hosted a leaked video that was politically sensitive. The move comes after the country last week blocked Twitter, and then Google DNS. The country is heading towards election in the coming days. This first thing that comes to mind with [...]

Dipleague unhappy about fake Dipleagues on Facebook (update)

March 28th, 2014

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If there’s one startup that has a problem of being copied locally, it is Dipleague. I don’t know if they should feel flattered, angry, or should maybe see this as a sign that it’s probably time to expand Dipleague beyond a mailing list. And maybe even time to monetise, a move the founder has so [...]

Fortune magazine lists Strive Masiyiwa World’s 35th Greatest Leader

March 26th, 2014

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Arguably Zimbabwe’s most successful entrepreneur in dollar terms, the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless Global, Strive Masiyiwa, has been named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine last week. Masiyiwa is at number 35. The list includes entrepreneurs, sports people, state leaders, non-profit leaders, military leaders, activists and others. On how they [...]