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“Chapters” From YouTube Lets You Scroll to Specific Points in a Video

YouTube Chapters is a feature that lets the viewer skip to specific points in a video like reading the chapters of a book. This is especially helpful with lengthy video essays where the viewer, for whatever reason, wants to view a particular portion. There was a soft roll out of this feature in April and […]

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 […]

Jah Prayzah’s video for the hit Watora Mari video gets over 1 million views on YouTube (update)

Zimbabwean music superstar Jah Prayzah has just celebrated a career milestone and an achievement for local music. His video for the hit Watora Mari which is a collaboration with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz has recorded over 1 million views on YouTube. Jah Prayzah shared a celebratory video on social media yesterday (on the 29th of August) […]

Leading Zimbabwean TV show Battle of the Chefs expands viewership via the internet

On Sunday 3 July Zimbabwean reality TV cooking show, Battle of the Chefs, will wrap up its 2nd edition in an anticipated season finale that will be broadcast on ZTV at 7 pm. So far Battle of the Chefs has earned a lot of praise for a well-delivered reality show which is also arguably the best […]

Professionalism & the internet – How Jah Prayzah is outshining every other Zimbabwean artist

In an interview with Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze, he explained how the artist’s success can be attributed to professionalism, an integration of offline and online strategies and significant sacrifices in both time and money.

Zimdancehall dominates & comedy is the most lucrative – Our findings on the Zimbabwean internet video economy

We spent a full month exploring Zimbabwe’s internet video economy and in that period, we uncovered a lot of information that has helped shape our understanding of this unique sector. We discuss those findings in this podcast.

YouTube Offline offers Zimbabweans another workaround for expensive internet

YouTube recently followed this up by opening up this YouTube Offline experience to all devices in selected African markets – South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The good news is that the service is now also available in Zimbabwe.

YouTube introduces offline videos for select African markets

Google has activated YouTube offline video viewing via a download button available on the app during video play. It seems, however, it is only available in countries where the Android One project has been launched.

Here’s how and why you should disable Flash

I decided to disable Flash player in all my browsers. My laptop has Ubuntu installed on it, and being a security conscious user, I always keep it up to date. After a lot of research I was convinced that Flash was the Achilles heel on my machine, a hack waiting to happen.