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African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conference

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African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conference

15 April 2016 | 3581 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (http://www.Facebook.com) announced at its annual F8 developer conference (https://www.FBf8.com), held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partner...

by APO

SimbaPay expands Africa Remittance Service to more EU Countries

29 February 2016 | 2851 Views
LONDON - SimbaPay (www.SimbaPay.com), a leading digital money transfer provider, has expanded its instant Africa money transfer service to 5 new EU countries. The new countries are France, Germany, Ir...

by APO

Google begins promoting fast-loading AMP news articles

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Google has begun promoting web-based news articles that comply with its effort to make pages load more quickly on mobile devices.Stories coded according to the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) i...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook Kicks Off Global Effort on Women's Safety in Kenya

17 February 2016 | 1557 Views
Facebook convenes group to focus on women's safety for Safer Internet Day  NAIROBI, Kenya - Facebook hoste...

by APO

Facebook founder explains why they turned on 'Safety Check' for Paris

16 November 2015 | 7373 Views
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has explained the giant social media site "turned on Safety Check for Paris but not for bombings in Beirut and other places."Zuckerberg said Facebook "...

by Moyo Roy

Google unveils its new logo design

01 September 2015 | 4961 Views
Search giant Google has unveiled a major redesign of its logo, which went live on its landing page across the globe on Tuesday.Google said its new logo, which features a cleaner sans-serif typ...

by Staff reporter

Google changes name to Alphabet

11 August 2015 | 5324 Views
Google is to become a new company called Alphabet.However, user won't have to start 'alphabeting' things to look them up on the internet.While Google Inc owns many companies (of which ...

by Tech Reporter

One year in: How Facebook’s Internet.org Free Basic Services are bringing people online

27 July 2015 | 6852 Views
• Internet.org brings new users onto mobile networks on average over 50% faster after launching free basic services • More than half of the people w...

by APO

WATCH: Hackers seize control of moving car

22 July 2015 | 6991 Views
Cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car's engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about the safety of increasingly connected cars and ...

by Reuters

Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

29 June 2015 | 10052 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has opened its first office in Africa to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose ...

by APO

All Gmail users can now 'undo send'

24 June 2015 | 9348 Views
San Francisco - Google is making it easier to avoid getting into trouble with a misdirected or inappropriate email.An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting th...

by AP

Free WiFi for Africa

03 June 2015 | 5886 Views
After Alan Knott-Craig Jr left Mxit in 2012, the Free WiFi initiative he started with the Stellenbosch Municipality became an orphan.  The Former MXit CEO decided to pick-up from where Mxit left ...

by Staff reporter

Internet Society Report Points to Rapid Internet Growth in Africa; Outlines Path to Further Expansion

02 June 2015 | 4140 Views
Report highlights benefits of Internet governance multistakeholder model  TUNIS, Tunisia - In order to better understand what African nations need to do to reap the full benefits of...

by APO

Offline System on the cards for CICs

08 May 2015 | 5266 Views
An offline system has been tabled for the Community Information Centres (CICs) in order to provide information to communities that might not have access to the Internet.With the challenge of i...

by Mandla Moyo, Freelance journalist based in Matabeleland North

Whatsapp calling craze hits Zimbabwe

09 April 2015 | 6441 Views
This year's Easter holidays came with an added flavor as Whatsapp servers officially allowed calling over the world`s most popular instant messaging application with over 4 billions users. Sub...

by Tonderai Rutsito

Strive Masiyiwa explains why he writes on Facebook

22 March 2015 | 9351 Views
Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says he writes and responds to comments on his Facebook page "because it is important to help mentor the next generation of leaders. Every time, I sit to write,...

by Moyo Roy

Send money to friends in Facebook Messenger

18 March 2015 | 6385 Views
Facebook has introduced "a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends." According to the giant social network, the ...

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WhatsApp activates calling feature

13 March 2015 | 8366 Views
Making phone calls using instant messaging service WhatsApp has quietly become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.Last year, WhatsApp announced plans to introduce...

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zimHost.com wins Webdesigner of the year

26 February 2015 | 4096 Views
Zimhosts.com has been voted the best web designer company of the year (2014 – 2015) at the Zimbabwe Business Awards which was held at Crown Plaza hotel in Harare.According to the compan...

by Tech Reporter

Anonymous 'attacks' ISIS sites

11 February 2015 | 4869 Views
Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to take down more than 1,000 ISIS sites, accounts and emails since launching an offensive against the militant group in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre....

by Tech Reporter

Google' Gtalk services will be ending in February

04 February 2015 | 3863 Views
Google is sending out messages to users of the Windows Google Talk desktop app that its services will be ending on 16 February 2015, ...

by Staff reporter

Facebook, Twitter in statistics battle

03 February 2015 | 2190 Views
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, bu...

by Tech Reporter

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

27 January 2015 | 2481 Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines said Monday in a statement that its user data remained secured after its Domain Name System (DNS) had been compromised.It said that its DNS had been compromise...

by Staff Reporter

New change brings Facebook down

27 January 2015 | 3146 Views
Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service.Millions of users were unable to access their accounts.Us...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Zimbabwe

27 January 2015 | 3259 Views
According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed "Facebook Lite." The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been...

by itnewsafrica

Zimbabwe's internet penetration increases

21 January 2015 | 3317 Views
Zimbabwe's internet penetration rate increased by a marginal 0,5 percent in the three months to September 2014 to reach 47,5 percent from 47 percent in the second quarter.Figures released by t...

by Staff reporter

Watch out for this WhatsApp scam

17 January 2015 | 6140 Views
Responding to an SMS that advertises WhatsApp add-ons or updates could cost you hundreds of rands or dollars per month.This is according to IT consultant and prominent technology blogger Liron...

by Gareth van Zyl

Great news for South African Shopify users.

14 January 2015 | 2801 Views
Shopify users in South Africa will be pleased to know that eSolutions, by DPD Laser, one of the premier sponsors at our eCommerce Confex, has launched the first free Shopify Shipping App specifically ...

by Marcia van Jaarsveld

WhatsApp voice calling set to launch in the coming weeks

13 January 2015 | 6489 Views
WhatsApp voice calling is set to launch in the first quarter of 2015.WhatsApp's voice calling will be a mobile-only service, competing against the likes of WeChat, Viber, and Skype, and was o...

by Staff reporter

US military Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked by Islamic State

13 January 2015 | 3771 Views
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command were suspended for a few hours after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State.One message on Centcom's Twitter feed sa...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean customer complaints platform launched

13 January 2015 | 3122 Views
As part of a series of efforts to address issues of customer service complaint in Zimbabwe, hellomukoma.com, an online customer service complaint platform des...

by Tech Reporter

Mark Zuckerberg launches book club

05 January 2015 | 4731 Views
A book club started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has already had almost 140,000 "likes".The billionaire social network founder has set up the Facebook group "...

by Staff Reporter

North Korea responsible for 'destructive' cyber attack on Sony Pictures - FBI

19 December 2014 | 2102 Views
Washington - North Korea was responsible for a "destructive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday, warning it would hunt down the perpetrators and make the...

by AFP

iWayAfrica offers global bandwidth to customers in Zimbabwe

08 December 2014 | 2763 Views
iWayAfrica, a leading ISP in Zimbabwe, and part of the Gondwana Group of ISPs, is first to offer managed, global bandwidth as a service to corporate customers. The cloud-based service is enabled by Di...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe webcams hijacked by Russian website

20 November 2014 | 6371 Views
Zimbabwe has been listed as one of the countries being spied on by a website containing thousands of live feeds from baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.Data watchdogs across ...

by Moyo Roy

Nigeria criminalises identity theft

05 November 2014 | 3025 Views
The Senate has passed a broad bill, which criminalises child pornography, cyberstalking, identity theft, and hacking government computers. The draft law, known as the Cybercrime Bill, had been deb...

by Staff Reporter

Stay secure when using the internet

03 November 2014 | 3887 Views
Most people seem scared to use the internet because of the various cybercrimes that are taking place these days. Is it possible to stay away from the internet? The answer is NO. The internet is being ...

by Noreen Sarai (Mrs)

Facebook gets green light to buy WhatsApp

03 October 2014 | 3743 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 | 3698 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 | 3168 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 | 4706 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 | 5426 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 | 3683 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 | 4427 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 | 3514 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 | 4507 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 | 4778 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 | 7598 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 | 7222 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 | 536 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
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