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Of Social Networks . . . . And Work

A visit to an internet café in town just gave me a reminder of how much Zimbabweans love social networking. I had just read an article on TechCrunch about the social web and how it might not be surprising to hear about a Facebook browser (fancy that)

Baraza; Google’s Answer To Local Content For Africa

Yesterday, Google launched Google Baraza, a community driven question and answer site allowing users to submit questions and answer questions posed by other users. The product is still in beta and marks another Google’s attempt at developing products specifically for the continent.

No Real Broadband Yet In Zimbabwe

As the editor of an online magazine that is updated several times a day, the Internet is a critical tool for my team and I. Also, as a member of a web development team doing critical updates and uploads for several clients the Internet is indispensable. So it is totally frustrating the amount of down time we have to deal with in Zimbabwe.

The Africom Mobile Broadband Coverage Map

There have been some questions from our readers here on the site, about Africom’s network coverage. We initially didn’t think it was necessary to post it because it’s on the Africom website,

Beyond A Gig, Africom’s Mobile Broadband Costs $100 Per Gig

Africom has received a lot of praise since it launched its mobile broadband service a little more than a month ago. Most users of the new service love it. Some subscribers even credit Africom with bringing the first true mobile broadband experience to Zimbabwe.

NetOne Is The Talk of The Town?

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The Econet Mobile Broadband Letdown

To say we didn’t wait with abated breath for one year would be a lie. We waited. We naively thought Econet would use its muscle and deep pockets to roll out the most affordable mobile broadband service.

The Power Of Social Media For Communications

Social Media has changed human behaviour as it reshapes all structures – family, business, society, and governance. Ignoring social media has opportunity costs that Zimbabwe cannot afford as we deliberate our US$6 billion debt.

Nhamo Mukonyora’s Untimely Passing Away

Born 01-09-1969, Mr. Nhamo Ethelbert Mukonyora died on 10-10-2010 in a car crash travelling from Gutu at the26km peg along Chivhu road. He was buried at Warren Hills Cemetery in Harare on Wednesday 13th October 2010. Nhamo is survived by his wife Victoria, and three children. He was the founder and Managing Director of Nectar Technologies.

Africom Launches Paid Mobile Broadband Services

Today Africom officially unveiled its paid mobile broadband services through adverts in the press and an email sent today to subscribers using the services for the one month free bandwidth promotion. The email basically tells subscribers to pay by 23 October or get disconnected.