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Business

And the winners are…..

The yearly highlight of the ZNCC Annual Congress (#ZNCCCongress) is the National (Business) Awards Dinner. This year’s event has just ended today (Thursday 29th June 2017) in the Kalala Conference Room of the Elephant Hills Hotel. The conversation with some of the delegates here from the beginning of the congress showed me that the awards […]
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Miscellaneous

Biometric Voter Registration & Zimbabwe Elections – Facing the risks

The implementation of a Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system in Zimbabwe has been accepted by the majority of stakeholders as a welcome development towards the improvement of the electoral process. Most importantly because it will get rid of the old re-cycled voters’ roll which has been the centre of most electoral disputes, but also because […]
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Regulatory changes to Nigerian remittances shut out all but 3 money transfer operators – startups like WorldRemit affected

FBC Mobile Moola suspends DStv payments

Are you an FBC account holder who also got a message that goes somewhat like this? “We regret to advise that DSTV service is no longer available on Mobile Moola due to circumstances beyond our control. Service is available through FBC branches. Well, it sounded like the FBC bank’s Mobile Moola platform will no longer be […]
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Media

DStv will be shuffling SuperSport channels soon

DStv has recently announced that they will be shuffling the SuperSport channels on their service. The channel shuffle changes will take effect on 4 July 2017. The changes aim to make it easier for sports fans to navigate around the different sports channels and for them to find their favorite sport quickly. They will also […]
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Events

It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone was sold, what next?

January 9, 2007 was the day that Steve Jobs had looked forward to for 2 years. It was the day that according to some a  ‘revolutionary’ device was unveiled. The impact was not seen until people had in their hands. Today, 10 years ago when the iPhone hit the stores and people waited overnight to […]
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Security

Hacker of HIT website responds to demands not being met

8 days ago, the Harare Institute of Technology website was hacked and the hacker had some demands which we posted in that article. Since then, public relations officer from the university has responded and they released a statement in the newspapers and online on 22 June.  This person might just be trying to get attention […]
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Business

Business has a voice, listen to it #zncccongress2017

The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) otherwise known as the voice of business is holding it’s annual congress in Victoria Falls from today up to Friday. Techzim is a proud sponsor and partner because we understand that forums like these are important to the development of a thriving economy. This is why we host […]
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Social Media

Facebook reaches 2 Billion monthly active users

Facebook has recently reached 2 Billion monthly users. This is more than any other social network today and the one that remotely comes close to that is YouTube with 1.5 Billion. Even-though Facebook has always had a large responsibility, it is now serving almost twice the population of Africa. Amidst the events that have been […]
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Global News

WhatsApp rises as a source of news for many people around the world

According to a study conducted by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in over 30 countries, WhatsApp has become more than just about staying in touch with friends and family. The Digital News Report shows that the chat messaging application has become a source of news for many people. Even-though Facebook provides news from people just […]
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Security

PETYA: Another world wide cyber attack….and it’s spreading

Image credit Pixabay The WannaCry ransomware attack seems to have triggered a lot of cybercrime around the world – including in Zimbabwe. We notice how since then we’ve been hearing of ransomware attacks every now and again. Frankly speaking, it’s beginning to sound like some cybercrime movie but only less exciting since this time no-one is safe […]
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Events

Emerging Ideas Pitch Night: Don’t miss it!

Yes, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you such information. I am bound to tell you of any techie and/or business related event or activity that goes on in the City of Kings and Queens (by that, I mean the ones I actually get to hear of). Emerging Ideas Pitch Night which is powered by […]
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Legislation

Google fined $2.7 billion by European Commission

The search engine giant, Google, has been fined €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion, or £2.1 billion) by the European Commission for violating the EU antitrust rules. This is more than twice the expected amount of roughly €1.1 billion. It is also a record-breaking fine as the previous largest monopoly case which involved Intel in 2009 only […]
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Regulatory changes to Nigerian remittances shut out all but 3 money transfer operators – startups like WorldRemit affected

EcoCash has processed $23 billion in last 5 years

Econet has announced that their mobile payment solution, EcoCash, has processed $23 billion in the last 5 years. EcoCash was launched in 2011, back there was no cash crisis and no banks had integrated with it. So it was just used by very few people to send each other money. Fast forward 3 years later […]
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Regulatory changes to Nigerian remittances shut out all but 3 money transfer operators – startups like WorldRemit affected

A Bitcoin focused breakfast meeting hosted by Institute of Directors Zimbabwe (28 June)

The institute of Directors Zimbabwe (IODZ) is hosting a breakfast meeting focused on discussion Bitcoin this week. At the meeting, local Bitcoin evangelist and investor, Taurai Chinyamakobvu, will lead a discussion titled “The Future of Money: Cryptos and Blockchain 101: the greatest innovation since the internet”. The meeting is meant to introduce business leaders and executives […]
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Security

Google will stop scanning your emails on Gmail

Google recently announced that it will stop scanning it’s Gmail user’s emails which they did in order to provide users with more personalized adverts. Gmail, started to do this back in 2014 so that they could provide personalized product features, such as customised search results, tailored advertising and spam and malware detection. Another reason was that […]
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Broadband

Getting trust issues on the web?

Occasionally I get an annoying screen while browsing the web that makes me grind my teeth. The “Prove you’re not a robot” screen is not only annoying but counter-productive as I have to waste precious seconds completing a capture that is usually somewhat cryptic and sometimes even across pages on the same website. I use […]
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Regulatory changes to Nigerian remittances shut out all but 3 money transfer operators – startups like WorldRemit affected

FBC finally integrates with EcoCash

FBC Bank has integrated the mobile payments solution EcoCash with it’s banking services. The bank has joined others like Steward Bank, ZB Bank. CBZ, Stanbic, NMB, Agribank and Banc ABC which are already integrated with EcoCash. For the longest time, the bank has been promoting its Mobile Moola mobile payments application. The application allowed people […]
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Broadband

NetOne in $2.7 million loss despite its recent rapid growth

Today, NetOne announced its annual financial results which revealed that they made a $2.7 million loss in 2016. This was an increase from the $2.6 million loss of the previous year. The losses are due to interest from legacy debts that they acquired when they got loans from China Eximbank. NetOne has also been fined by […]
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