Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Econet annual profit down to $36 million

Econet released its annual financial results today. The company’s profit for the year, as generally expected, declined. This time by 10% to $36.2 million from $40.2 million the previous year. Revenue was also decreased from $641 million to $622 million. EBDTA (which stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) also declined 6.4%. to $224 million from US$238.4 million. EBIDTA essentially shows the company’s earnings […]

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Econet annual profit down to $36 million

Harare Institute of Technology allegedly hit with cyber attack

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Today, on whatsapp a screenshot with the Harare Institute of Technology website being shown as hacked started circulating. We tried to open the website to see the same thing as was in the picture but it failed to load. Chances are that the website has been taken down by HIT if they’ve found out what […]

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Harare Institute of Technology allegedly hit with cyber attack

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning – Why should you care?

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. In the tech space, these terms have been used a lot and sometimes interchangeably without understanding what they mean. So what is all the fuss about? Before we get to why you should care, let us first clear up the confusion of what each is all about and […]

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning – Why should you care?

OyOs online music store – new kid on the block…

I remember the days when urban grooves took Zimbabwe by storm. I mean songs like Kurwizi, Ndichamuudza chete, Zvachose, Suzanna, Zverudo, Ruva rangu, I could literally go on and on because this is the type of music that really spoke to your soul. Whether you were in love or not, it somehow enabled you to […]

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OyOs online music store – new kid on the block…

Press Release: EcoCash integrates with Zinara for mobile money payments at tollgates

Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications and Technology Company Econet Wireless and the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) today announced a partnership that will see tollgates linking directly with customers’ EcoCash wallets. In a first of its kind in Zimbabwe, all EcoCash registered customers will now be able to link their vehicles with their mobile money wallets, load their EcoCash toll […]

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Press Release: EcoCash integrates with Zinara for mobile money payments at tollgates

Interested in code? Here is a list of coding communities in Zimbabwe

Code

A few days ago I talked about my journey as a self-taught coder. We decided to compile a list of some coding initiatives that are being run in Zimbabwe. The list aims to show people communities that they can join to learn code or discuss code related stuff. If we missed anything, please tell us […]

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Interested in code? Here is a list of coding communities in Zimbabwe

A potential new way to do auctions? – AuctioniT

AuctioniT

Today, I got to use a new Android app called AuctioniT and I would like to tell you more about it. What is it about? AuctioniT was started in November 2016. It is as it sounds, an auction platform for people to sell stuff they may not need or simply to make extra cash. This […]

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A potential new way to do auctions? – AuctioniT

Your cast away is someone else’s treasure – sell it on Ownai

Ever since becoming an adult, there has been one thing that my sister has continuously been fighting my mother on: Clutter! The Shona word she uses to describe it is the most fitting word for clutter I have ever heard, ‘hungwandangwanda,’ (I am sorry I cannot translate this to English). I discovered that clutter is […]

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Your cast away is someone else’s treasure – sell it on Ownai

Telecel introduces $50,000 daily lottery for 15 cents a day

Telecel Zimbabwe, the government owned operator has introduced a lottery for its subscribers called Lucky Number SMS. Using SMS, subscribers will make an entry for 15 cents a day for a chance to be the daily jackpot winner who gets $50,000 or, if there’s no jackpot winner, be one of several people who match only […]

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Telecel introduces $50,000 daily lottery for 15 cents a day

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