Vamsi Madhav, VP, MFS at Comviva and Natalie Jabangwe – the General Manager of EcoCash EcoCash, the mobile money service that’s owned by Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet, was recently named Best Mobile Payment Solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Global Mobile (Glomo) Awards for 2017. The award was received in partnership with […]
This is an article that contains referral links and we may receive some financial benefit if you decide to take action on anything listed below. We will ONLY refer stuff that we ourselves will use here at the office. Internet access is a basic human right or at least the UN declared it so. This […]
YouTube reinforces its position as the internet’s leading video platform, celebrates 1 billion+ hours of content watched everyday
Who doesn’t like YouTube? Not because of its cat videos, but just how it makes it easy to access a huge vault of just about every type of content. YouTube has shared some insight on just how much people are watching it. According to the Google Alphabet owned company, people around the world are now […]
So, we’re frequently asked about the state of the technology ecosystem in Zimbabwe, by people in Zimbabwe as well as people outside: The diaspora trying to understand what’s going on at home better People outside Zimbabwe trying to do things here: usually investment, but also NGO/Donor types Embassies in Zimbabwe Business analysts looking to report on (usually listed) companies in Zimbabwe […]
The Nokia 3310 is out and all die hard Nokia fans are buried deep in nostalgia. However i’m not too fond of the device at all. Here is why. To me the 3310 evolved itself from being just another Nokia model to being its own brand. Now I get that the 3310 was supposed to […]
Frustrated by the WhatsApp Status feature and your disappeared contacts list? Here’s how you can access it
WhatsApp Status, the new feature from the insanely popular Instant Messaging service has received mixed reviews from users. While some people are celebrating a new feature that resembles Snapchat Stories and the sort of engagement it creates (not to mention the “new content”), there are very loud cries about how it’s turning a stripped-down, simple […]
Microsoft just announced they now have a new executive heading the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region called Samer Abu Ltaif. He’s a Microsoft veteran who’s been with the company since 2004 in various positions. He was apparently one of the key people driving programs like BizSpark (an initiative to support Startups with cheaper access to Microsoft business tools). His […]
This is an article that contains referral links and we may receive some financial benefit if you decide to take action on anything listed below. We will ONLY refer stuff that we ourselves will use here at the office I promised to follow up on the narrative about ASHE International College, here I am keeping a […]
If, however, you just want to attend the event, soak it all in and perhaps take part in a hackathon or two, tickets are being sold on the TechFest website and through TechVillage as well as through liaison with the organisers via the TechFest Facebook page.
Telecash, the second most popular mobile money payments platform in Zimbabwe, will no longer accept DStv payments. Telecel (the company), sent out the statement to its customers this morning via SMS announcing the change: Dear Customer, Due to factors beyond our control, DSTV payments on Telecash will cease on 28 February 2017, till further notice. All […]
The prices and specs don't look like they are set for an emerging markets type of device. That's not to say there's anything wrong with that, though. Nokia is trying to establish itself in markets where it was displaced.
TelOne, Zimbabwe’s only fixed line operator, has expanded areas that are covered by its prepaid billing as it gears towards making all accounts prepaid. The service, which functions a lot like how mobile subscribers currently are using their cellphones (the prepaid ones), where you top-up first before making a call, has been live (for certain […]
Bond notes have surfaced on a popular online shopping website eBay with a $2 bond note retailing for up to $15 at the time of writing. Interesting however, the sellers of these bond notes seem to be concentrated in Germany where the Zimbabwean currency was once being printed back in the day which can purely be […]
However, in efforts to maintain a semblance of a fair playing field Econet's arguments have to be taken seriously. The State isn't in a position to just force players to share when it doesn't own the majority of the said infrastructure. Base stations aren't land.
WhatsApp’s new Status feature which was announced earlier this week has finally started showing up on a lot of people’s phones. The feature, which has been automatically rolled out to all users has changed the way WhatsApp looks. If you missed the news and are wondering what the fuss is all about the new WhatsApp Status […]
This is an article that contains referral links and we may receive some financial benefit if you decide to take action on anything listed below. We will ONLY refer stuff that we ourselves will use here at the office. Enough of the times we have fallen victim to software crashes resulting in loss of precious data. […]
Strive Masiyiwa to take part in SnapChat IPO? – African telecoms mogul expresses interest in the company’s shares
Commenting on one of his recent blog posts, Masiyiwa recently highlighted the massive value being created by the IPO, particularly against the backdrop of its financial performance. He also expressed his interest in buying shares in Snapchat.
This week we received information that the local advertising industry is finally reintroducing a self-regulating association. Called the Advertising Standards Authority of Zimbabwe (ASAZIM), it was active until the late 90s when it became somewhat dormant. The concept of ASA is quite standard globally. Its role is to ensure, among other things, ethics in advertising. Stuff that […]
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WhatsApp, the hugely popular Instant Messaging platform is continuing on its path to release new service and feature updates. The latest release is a “new” feature called Status which was announced by the WhatsApp team earlier this week. It’s essentially a pimped up version of that Status tab that been previously used for text messages […]
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TransferWise, a European money transfer startup recently announced the launch of a service that allows Facebook users to make international money transfers through the Messenger platform.
Zimbabwe’s opposition parties plan demos against government’s takeover of Biometric Voter Registration procurement
Zimbabwe’s opposition parties which belong to the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) are planning to hold nationwide demonstrations against the government’s move to take over the procurement of the biometric voter registration (BVR) kits. Recently the Zimbabwe government through the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) stated that it was taking over the procurement of BVR kits from […]
The future is only but dimmer for the feature phones and smartphones of yesteryear with WhatsApp ending WhatsApp web support for Symbian and Blackberry equipped devices. WhatsApp Web/Desktop: removed the support for Symbian and BlackBerry! pic.twitter.com/catELvdSyK — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 20, 2017 This comes after WhatsApp ended support for a number of devices on December […]
Here’s some good news for local animators, gamers and artists; Comexposed, a highlight of Zimbabwe’s animation and digital arts scene is happening again this year and a date has been set. On the 22nd of April 2017, the third edition of Comexposed will be happening at Theatre in the Park in Harare from 9 am to 530 […]