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Daily News Abandons Subscription Model; News Behind A Paywall On The Internet Is A Hard Sell

Daily News Abandons Subscription Model; News Behind A Paywall On The Internet Is A Hard Sell

Media, News, What's Hot
The Daily News took to Twitter (the tweet has since been deleted) to announce that readers would now be able to access their content on the internet: VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND READ ALL THE NEWS FOR FREE!! https://dailynews.co.zw Even though the tweet was taken down, I did manage to access Daily News and I have no subscription. Publishing online and understanding what the audience wants Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of publications flirt with different approaches regarding how they roll out content online. At one point, Herald, NewsDay and Daily News all decided that they would stop publishing full stories online in order to stop other publishers from stealing their stories. This was a terrible move because it didn’t focus on the reader at all. In fact, publicatio

Information Minister Commissions HD Studio For Independent Producers

Media
Information and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa has commissioned a studio at the ZBC Pockets Hill for independent producers. ZBC News reports that Mutsvangwa was full of praise for the state-run broadcaster for ensuring that its competitors have access to facilities that will enable them to play a diverse and critical role in the broadcasting industry. The publication further reports that the studio has modern technology such as lighting systems that allow up to two production sets with four cameras, good editing suites, good acoustics and multiple video recorders which can be configured to operate in ultra-high definition. The development comes amidst plans by the government to establish 10 community radio stations countrywide in the first quarter of 2020 with Bi...
Zimpapers Says “Digital First” Approach Finally Bearing Fruit

Zimpapers Says “Digital First” Approach Finally Bearing Fruit

Media
Zimpapers has released its trading update for the 3rd Quarter ending 30 September and whilst their profits and revenues have grown considerably compared to September 2018 the most interesting tidbits (for us and our obsession with the opportunity of the internet) was their performance in the digital space. The company’s digital first strategy is starting to bear fruit as digital contributed 2% of the company’s revenue whilst the television project ZTN also contributed 2%. The board and management remains committed to ensure full capacitation of all new projects to promote revenue generation diversification. Zimpapers Trading Update Considering that during the period in review Zimpapers made ZW$65.5 million, this means the digital channels contributed ZW$2.62 million which is pretty im
Alphabet’s Internet Balloon Service Signs Airspace Deal With Uganda

Alphabet’s Internet Balloon Service Signs Airspace Deal With Uganda

Applications, Entertainment, Jobs, Media, Security, What's Hot
Alphabet the parent company of Google has an interesting unit called Loon. Loon has been working on providing mobile internet to remote areas for a while now – with trials in Kenya taking place earlier this year. Loon’s high-altitude solar-powered balloons might make their way to Uganda which has necessitated a key access airspace agreement which is important for the Loon project in Kenya. Ugandan overflight rights are integral to the Kenyan project because the balloons deployed in Kenya “may get above the Ugandan stratosphere as they provide service across Kenya” according to Scott Coriell Loon’s head of Global Communications. The balloons deployed from the US are designed to fly at around 20KM above sea level which should ensure there’s no interference

17 Year Old Zimbabwean Film Maker In Jozi Film Festival Final, Vote For Her

Entertainment, Media
The Jozi Film Festival began in 2012 as a strictly for South African participation festival. The festival began accepting film entries from around the world in 2014. Unlike most other festivals and cinemas, the Jozi Film Festival is mostly focused on independent films that would otherwise not get much light of day in cinemas. This year the festival runs from the 3rd to the 6th of October. One of the films that are in the running for an award was made by a 17 year old Zimbabwean young lady, Tapiwa Gambura. Her film is called ‘Redefining the road.’ Real story told by real person Tapiwa’s film is competing for the ‘Discover Real Time’ Award. It’s for real stories told by real people. This is what Tapiwa’s 3 minute film is and I loved it. She captured the unique story of a female bus co

LED Skincare Gadgets Market Anticipated to Grow at a Significant Pace by 2028

Gizmos, Media
Rising awareness for the light emitting skincare procedures boosts the LED skincare gadgets market Aging of the skin is a natural process; trying to slow or reverse the presence of aging needs some intervention. For a long time, people have been looking for tools and gadgets, extending from tweezers to moisturizers to establish a skincare routine that works. Technology has upgraded skincare in many extraordinary ways. It has created a market for devices that allow people to care for their skin in their homes while paying less for grooming and stylish services every month. The global market for LED skincare gadgets is expected to grow in the future, due to the increasing rate of skin-related disorders and diseases worldwide. The LED skincare gadgets market accounts for the

Pay Your DStv Subscription In RTGS Dollars

FinTech, Media
With the current confusion around currencies in Zimbabwe, it’s not easy to pay for your DStvsubscriptions to Multichoice. If you don’t have US Dollars in your hands in Zimbabwe or you don’t have relatives in South Africa who can make payments for you (for South African registered accounts), you will miss out on all those engaging programmes on DStv. But not anymore, you can now simply pay in RTGS Dollars right here on Techzim. How do you pay for your subscription on RTGS Dollars? To pay for your DStv in RTGS dollars follow these simple steps: Visit or click the following link: www.techzim.co.zw/product/dstv-by-ecocash/ Select the package you want Enter the SmartCard number for your DStv (SmartCard number not account number) Enter the surname of the DStv Acco
Telecel Apologizes For Using Local Artist’s Content Without Permission

Telecel Apologizes For Using Local Artist’s Content Without Permission

Entertainment, Media, Telecomms
For a long time copyright infringement has never been taken too seriously in our country. Maybe it’s because we have bigger fish to fry as people or whatever reason you may come up, but ultimately the people who I know don’t really care for that stuff. Unfortunately, companies are held to a different standard for some reason. Telecel learnt this the hard way after they discovered that they had used a poem by Prince Kanokanga without his permission. The telecoms company did apologize for the unauthorised use of the poem: Telecel Zimbabwe (PVT) LTD formally expresses its deepest, most sincere regret of having published this on this platform, an extract of a poem, through its agent, entitled Love Story without the authorized use of author Prince Kanokanga. On behalf,
Zim Government 25 Years Behind Private Sector When It Comes To Web Presence

Zim Government 25 Years Behind Private Sector When It Comes To Web Presence

Media, News, Security
This is a Guest Post and does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of Techzim. We have a strong filtering process of what makes it to our blog and are confident that you’ll enjoy the article below. Zimbabwe has a mobile penetration rate of 102.7 percent (according to PORTAZ January 2018) meaning over 100 percent of the Zimbabwean population has access to the internet, which is the biggest source of information. There is now a need for every sector of our government to have a web presence. The flagship ministry of our government the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services that does not have a basic website or an online presence, this is where the problem starts. So where is the source of this nations information if our information ministry does not have the
Having Trouble Creating A Kwese Account? You Are Not Alone.

Having Trouble Creating A Kwese Account? You Are Not Alone.

Applications, Media
On Monday morning ZOL delivered on its promise and started handing out it’s Roku Powered Kwese Play box for free to qualifying customers. The box is supposed to also come with 12 months of free Kwese iFlix. Creating a Kwese account might be an issue As soon as you boot the box for the first time it updates itself and once that process is done you are asked to activate the box by going to kwesepaly.com/countrycode e.g kweseplay.com/zw for Zimbabweans and entering the code that appears on the screen. You will need a Kwese Account to complete this process. If you do not enter this code you cannot use your box as you will be stuck on this registration screen. Normally this shouldn’t be a problem as creating a Kwese Account involves about three or four steps. Step two is