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Social Media

Adverts are coming to Facebook Messenger

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that they will be rolling out advertisements globally to their mobile messaging application – Messenger. The feature was already available but only in Australia and Thailand as it is still in its testing phase. After getting good feedback, the company has decided to roll out the update to everyone using […]
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Media

Facebook audio – The democratisation of radio

Late last year, Facebook launched their audio streaming service on their mobile application. The service is similar to the Facebook live video we’re all used to but just without the video part. Earlier this year, the service was rolled out to a select few as it was in the testing phase. Recently, Facebook has added […]
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Gadgets & Apps

The big F and battery life… data usage too

Okay, we need to have this conversation again because even this far into 2017 Facebook still has not managed to fix the battery drain issues that plague its official app, the android one at least. You would think with the resources at their disposal they would have figured it out by now but no, it […]
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Miscellaneous

The power of a #hashtag

Image credit: Pixabay No doubt the hashtag has become a powerful tool in this digital age. Well of course, it drew most, if not all of it’s power from Twitter, not only because it originated there but also because of the structure (for lack of a better word) of the platform. However, it still is […]
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Press Release

Press release: Facebook launches developer community in Harare

Announcing the launch of a Harare-based Developer Circles, a program designed to create locally-organized developer communities. Developer Circles Harare from Facebook will organize regular engineer and product gatherings that seek to educate and provide a forum for discussion and knowledge sharing around topics that are top-of-mind for developers in a particular market, including ways to […]
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Broadband

Telecom leaders to answer for themselves #BroadbandEconomy

If there is a business sector in Zimbabwe that is really competitive it is the telecommunications sector. From the brand wars between TelOne and ZOL to data bundle races among the MNO’s, it is quite difficult to imagine the heads of these businesses in one room together let alone at the same table. Well, no […]
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Finance

Steward bank customers sign a petition, threatening to take it to court.

We have said a lot about Steward Bank customer grievances and it’s getting monotonous, I know! But hey, it’s not our fault – we are obliged to say it when it happens and…it has! So on twitter, there is a #BringBackOurMoney! petition that has been circulating. It reads Thousands of Zimbabweans have been victims of mismanagement […]
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Media

Zimpapers launches new newspaper, Business Weekly

Zimpapers has launched a new business print publication called Business Weekly. The newspapers is accompanied by a website on ebusinessweekly.co.zw and a mobile app (no link yet). The new publication will also have video which, from the CEO’s presentation at the launch event yesterday, will be provided by the Zimpapers new TV unit, ZTN. At the event, […]
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Startups

Show me, where is the money?

After some thought about what technology subject matter would be the most appropriate for an introductory article, unexpectedly, an impromptu discussion with a distressed “technopreneur” has provided me with this subject. In the following paragraphs I will give my candid opinion of the local technopreneurship ecosystem. To start with, the exhaustion and frustrations tormenting the […]
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Broadband

You really should use a password manager

I have no idea what my Techzim password is. If you held a gun to my head right now, I wouldn’t be able to tell you the first character of the password for my banking app. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you whether it’s a number, letter, or other character. That is the […]
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Finance

Easily keep track of your financial life with these apps

Money is a touchy subject in most households and very few take the initiative to take a look at their financial life and see how it is doing. Before, it used to be hard and sometimes expensive to keep track of your financial life as it could have involved getting a professional accountant. Now with […]
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Miscellaneous

Why should you consider becoming a coder?

So, I have seen it on the internet quite a number of times but I really wanted to hear it first hand from the different coders that I know. Why code? I got some interesting answers which might not be universal, but can surely inspire someone. Whether you’re a student trying to pick a career […]
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Miscellaneous

Crowdfunding: can it be a real solution in Zimbabwe?

Image credit: Pixabay I got a little heartbroken when I checked out the Kickstarter crowdfunding website. The first post I saw was 329% funded, had a total amount of $12835, 392 backers and still had 10 more days to go; I really won’t bother talking about the rest of the posts because it can become […]
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Education

Hey career parent, who is raising your child?

Last month my colleague shared a bit about our trip to Nyanga, to The Troutbeck School particularly. He then launched a series to discuss the Montessori system as an alternative approach to education. There is a lot to explore on the Montessori method in general and The Troutbeck School specifically. However, in this article I […]
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Regulatory changes to Nigerian remittances shut out all but 3 money transfer operators – startups like WorldRemit affected

5 Key things to consider when starting an e-commerce business in Zimbabwe

I recently wrote an article on how Amazon is going to conquer most markets through e-commerce. At the end of that article, I was left wondering why e-commerce has reached its true potential in Zimbabwe. Creating a business which sells goods online (e-commerce) is quite easy as all you need is a website which can process orders […]
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