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EU regulators have given the go-ahead for the social networking site Facebook to buy the mobile messenger service WhatsApp.The decision clears the way for a fiercely op...Read more

Facebook gets green light to buy WhatsApp

03 October 2014 | 2158 Views
EU regulators have given the go-ahead for the social networking site Facebook to buy the mobile messenger service WhatsApp.The decision clears the way for a fiercely op...

by Tech Reporter

Free voice calls through Google Hangouts

11 September 2014 | 3241 Views
Google has announced that its hangout users can now make voice calls from Hangouts on Android, iOS, and the web."It's free to call other Hangouts users, it's free to call numbers in the U.S. a...

by Staff reporter

MoboFree has a strong footprint in Zimbabwe

18 August 2014 | 2615 Views
LAGOS - MoboFree.com, the leading African social marketplace, today announced that the total volume of items currently for sale in its marketplace is worth USD 526 million and is expected to reach US...

by Tech Reporter

Facebook is down

01 August 2014 | 4132 Views
Facebook has gone down - The site started to undergo issues around just before 12 noon ET, according to various tweets. It is down on both the web and mobile....

by Moyo Roy

Gmail now in isiZulu - isiNdebele

09 July 2014 | 4565 Views
Google has announced 13 new languages for Gmail, including isiZulu which is related to isiNdebele.The additions push the number of supported languages on the Gmail platform to 71."Gma...

by Staff reporter

Internet surveillance sparks court war

06 July 2014 | 3236 Views
LONDON - Internet service providers from around the world are lodging formal complaints against the UK government's monitoring service, GCHQ, alleging it uses malicious software to break into their ne...

by Staff Reporter

Hackers take over Israeli army Twitter account

05 July 2014 | 3888 Views
Jerusalem - Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said on Friday, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.Isr...

by Staff Reporter

A look at Africa's most promising social network, Amunzi.com

26 June 2014 | 2773 Views
The word Amunzi is buzzing all over the African internet Verizon. What does this word mean, and what does it refer to? "Amunzi" literally translates as "Community"; the archaic predominant form o...

by Jonathan Mwenda

Facebook launches new photo-messaging app

19 June 2014 | 3767 Views
Facebook has launched a photo-messaging app one week after accidentally releasing it on Apple's app store, BBC reported.Known as Slingshot, the...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook goes down

19 June 2014 | 4256 Views
Facebook has gone doneFacebook was down for around 20 minutes, its longest service disruption in l...

by Moyo Roy

eBay seller puts a torn piece of paper with the word 'The' on auction, bids $98

24 May 2014 | 6635 Views
A torn piece of paper with the word 'The' is being sold on the online marketplace eBay - and bids are so far tipping $98.The Australian-based seller d...

by Staff Reporter

Internet abuzz as Facebook co-founder 'Zuckerberg' turns 30

15 May 2014 | 7475 Views
San Francisco - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was branded all grown-up on Wednesday, his 30th birthday triggering a barrage of online accolades and playful barbs.The Facebook co-founder's list ...

by Staff Reporter

Africa needs accessible high quality solutions

23 April 2014 | 5163 Views
Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network produc...

by Staff Reporter

Net users urged to change ALL passwords over 'catastrophic' Heartbleed bug

10 April 2014 | 10271 Views
Internet users have been warned to change all their computer and phone passwords following what could be a 'catastrophic' security breach.Major technology firms have urged the public to immedi...

by Tech Reporter

Twitter unveils new redesigned profile page

08 April 2014 | 7169 Views
Twitter Inc unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages on Tuesday, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service.In response to a...

by Reuters

Bid to block Facebook - WhatsApp acquisition deal

09 March 2014 | 9182 Views
Two privacy groups reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission seeking for Facebook's proposed 19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp be blocked because of the potential impact on...

by Tech Reporter

Econet offers free internet for schools and universities

04 March 2014 | 10917 Views
A local mobile company has launched a free internet access programme for schools and universities in a move that has been described as complimenting government's e-learning programme.In a maj...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook allows users to customise gender after consulting with gays

14 February 2014 | 8775 Views
Facebook has announced that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.The 50-odd options, which include "bi-gende...

by Staff Reporter

Govt requests for Twitter user info on the rise

09 February 2014 | 7569 Views
Washington - Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency."Over the past 24 months, w...

by AP

Declaring Bulawayo as an i-hub will be a fulfillment of ZimAsset

29 January 2014 | 7964 Views
As a continuation on the previous publication on "Bulawayo should be declared an iHub as part of resuscitation" it is paramount to take into cognizance the five year strategic plan with special rega...

by Nkosana George Mazibisa

Google acquires artificial intelligence company

27 January 2014 | 7549 Views
Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.Technology news website Re/code, which reported news of the deal ear...

by Reuters

Zimbabwe Internet connectivity soars

23 January 2014 | 9755 Views
ZIMBABWE'S Internet connectivity continues to soar with latest statistics from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) indicating a significant increase in the mont...

by Staff reporter

SEA hacker group hacks Skype

02 January 2014 | 8126 Views
Washington - The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts on Wednesday to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.Microsoft-owned Skype's Twitter ac...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook used by 71% of online adults

30 December 2013 | 7655 Views
Washington - The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed on Monday.A Pew Research Cen...

by Staff Reporter

Barack Obama reveals he is not allowed iPhone

05 December 2013 | 11800 Views
The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama.At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, ...

by Tech Reporter

Facebook replaces 'Hide All button'

05 December 2013 | 7966 Views
Facebook has replaced its Hide All button with a more to-the-point 'Unfollow,' letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends.Like the previous button, it gives users the op...

by Tech Reporter

US man gets 10yrs in prison for cyberattacks

16 November 2013 | 7092 Views
New York - A New York City judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 10 years in prison for his involvement in cyberattacks on corporations and government agencies worldwide.Jeremy Hammond was sen...

by Staff Reporter

Africom firms its voice offering 08644

14 November 2013 | 6970 Views
Africom, Zimbabwe's leading converged communications service provider has firmed up on its licensed voice offering.Africom's voice service, which is delivered as Voice Over Internet protocol( ...

by afri-com.net

Front Row wins 2013 ZOL Startup Challenge

06 November 2013 | 6712 Views
Front Row, an up-and-coming web-based business run by Mr Chenjerai Katanda and Ms Eunice Kadiki, won the 2013 Zimbabwe Online Startup Challenge, taking the grand prize of $5 000 cash plus an add...

by Mike Hamilton

Isohunt resurrected from clone

01 November 2013 | 6887 Views
Isohunt, previously the third most popular BitTorrent search engine, has been resurrected after having been shut down through legal action from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)....

by Staff Reporter

Telecel customers using Opera Mini increases six-fold

29 October 2013 | 5772 Views
The number of Telecel Zimbabwe customers taking advantage of the higher speeds and money-savings available through the use of the Opera Mini Telecel co-branded web-browser has increased six-fold over...

by Chengetai Chinembiri

Facebook begins adding warning messages to decapitations and other violence

22 October 2013 | 5092 Views
Facebook has begun adding warning messages to videos on its site showing decapitations and other instances of extreme violence.The alert states: "Warning! This video contains extremely graphi...

by Staff Reporter

Rwanda rolls out free WiFi for all

20 October 2013 | 8377 Views
Kigali - It's a scene any visitor would be surprised to see deep in central Africa: a tech-savvy consumer sitting in a restaurant and surfing a broadband connection with a smartphone, tablet and lapt...

by Staff Reporter

Twitter pays engineer $10.3 million

14 October 2013 | 4798 Views
Among Twitter Inc's highest-paid executives, Christopher Fry's name stands out.The senior vice president of engineering raked in $10.3 million last year, just behind Twitter Chief Executive Di...

by Staff reporter

'Alibaba to seek U.S. Initial Public Offering'

25 September 2013 | 2973 Views
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ALIAB.UL has decided to pursue an initial public offering in New York after talks with Hong Kong regulators broke down over a listing in the Asian ...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook, Twitter and other banned sites to be open in China free trade zone - report

24 September 2013 | 2757 Views
Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on...

by Reuters

CSZ Summer School 2013 website launched

18 September 2013 | 3196 Views
The Computer Society of Zimbabwe has launched an interactive and informative website for the upcoming Regional Summer School.With 10 open sessions coverin...

by Own correspondent

12-year-old girl commits suicide after cyber bullying

15 September 2013 | 3230 Views
Washington - A 12-year-old Florida girl who suffered months of ruthless cyberbullying from other girls committed suicide this week, authorities say.Rebecca Ann Sedwick of the town of Lakeland ...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook shares hit record high

12 September 2013 | 3270 Views
Shares in the social networking giant Facebook have finally surpassed their previous high of $45 (£28), reached on their first day of trading in May 2012.The stock rose 3.3% to $45.05 ...

by Staff Reporter

Africom officially launches 'guroo'

06 September 2013 | 3360 Views
Africom, Zimbabwe's converged network service provider recently unveiled its VoIP-based application, guroo, to the business community at an event officiated over by the founder and Chief Executive O...

by TechnoMag

Facebook addiction linked to the Brain's reward system

01 September 2013 | 5588 Views
How addicted you are to Facebook may be determined by how a certain part of your brain works, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.A person's intensity of Facebook use can be predicted by activ...

by Staff Reporter

China hit by 'largest ever' cyber-attack

28 August 2013 | 2656 Views
China has been hit by the "largest ever" attack on its internet structure, crashing the country's .cn servers, according to a government-linked agency.The national domain name resolution servi...

by Tech Reporter

Govts sought data on over 38,000 Facebook users this year so far

28 August 2013 | 3592 Views
Governments sought information on over 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of 2013 and the No.1 social network complied with most requests, the firm said in its first report on the scale of data ...

by Tech Reporter

Econet launches LTE services in Zimbabwe

21 August 2013 | 4006 Views
Econet Wireless's fairly new Chief Commercial and Customer Services Officer, Stan Henning announced today that Econet's LTE (commonly referred to as 4G) service has been officially switched on and w...

by Business reporter

Amunzi: The African Facebook

16 August 2013 | 3393 Views
Facebook and Twitter are giants, with exceptional growth and vast communities. It seems improbable that there can be a competitor to these two giants, at least not with their over 500 mil...

by Clive Simanansa

Twitter updates its rules after uproar over rape, bomb threats

03 August 2013 | 3148 Views
Twitter has updated its rules to make it clear that abuse will not be tolerated, and has put extra staff in place to handle reports of abuse, it said Saturday.The move comes as police revealed...

by Tech Reporter

Facebook app for the developing countries reaches 100 million users

23 July 2013 | 3551 Views
Social networking giant Facebook revealed that its streamlined "Facebook for Every Phone" app has eclipsed the 100 million active user benchmark, corresponding to roughly one out of every eight of...

by Tech Reporter

M-commerce boom in Zimbabwe

22 July 2013 | 4208 Views
MOBILE and internet-based transactions have for the first time surpassed card payments after registering a 28,3% growth in the month of May as more account holders turn to the convenience of mobile b...

by Staff reporter

Egyptian hackers 'attack' UAE gov't websites

22 July 2013 | 2897 Views
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it has "confronted" an attempt to hack government websites launched by cyber criminals in Egypt....

by Staff Reporter

ZOL lowers prices, increases broadband speed

18 July 2013 | 4175 Views
Internet services provider Zimbabwe Online (ZOL) today announced the launch of a new set of broadband packages. The country's leading ISP has dramatically cut all costs for its high-speed ...

by Mathews Estell
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