Tuesday, August 21Always On-point

What’s Hot

Someone Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency Using Your Computer: Here’s How To Stay Safe

Someone Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency Using Your Computer: Here’s How To Stay Safe

FinTech, What's Hot
You are probably aware of the buzz that has been surrounding Cryptocurrencies of late. What you may not be aware of is the fact that people are mining cryptos remotely from browsers and other apps. Website owners and app developers have resorted to use of cryptocurrency mining scripts to use the CPU power of visitors to earn profits. What is cryptocurrency mining? Crypto mining is the act of using processing power to generate or make coins. Some questionable characters have resorted to browser hijacking in order to mine resources using your computers processing power. You will be using your computer or mobile phone as you normally do and then you visit a site that has some software that hijacks or harvests your processing power and uses it to generate cryptocurrencies (e.g Bitcoin/L...
Spring Statement: Chancellor threatens new tech tax

Spring Statement: Chancellor threatens new tech tax

Applications, Breaking News, Start Ups, What's Hot
Chancellor Phillip Hammond has called for a deeper look at how tech giants such as Google and Facebook are taxed. Mr Hammond said there was a need to consider interim measures, such as taxing revenues, rather than profits. He first addressed the topic in the Autumn Budget, amid concerns the current system does not tax companies where they make their money. He said the government hoped to find a solution along with other international partners, including the EU. Another area he singled out for attention was online selling. He said that, although online platforms and marketplaces, such as eBay, were good for the economy and for consumers, the way tax was paid on these transactions needed to be looked at to ensure the right amount was being paid. Why is the chancellor so up...
Startups Seeking Funding Need To Check Out Goodwell Investments

Startups Seeking Funding Need To Check Out Goodwell Investments

Start Ups, What's Hot
Last month Goodwell Investments raised 20 million euro from over 30 investors for investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. What is Goodwell Investments? Goodwell Investments is an investment firm focused on financial inclusion, fintech, and inclusive growth in sectors providing goods and services along with income generating opportunities to the underserved. Their target is to provide capital and management support to companies that focus on fintech, inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to the underserved. Since 2006 they have raised 5 funds with over $100 million in capital. Goodwell has invested equity in early-stage businesses in financial services and technology companies in India and Africa. They have invested in classical...
Strive Masiyiwa Goes To Hollywood To Acquire Some Content For Kwesé TV

Strive Masiyiwa Goes To Hollywood To Acquire Some Content For Kwesé TV

Entertainment, What's Hot
Is this the part where we say watch out DStv? On a post on social media, Strive Masiyiwa (founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Global) mentioned how he was on his way to Los Angeles to sign some content deals for Kwesé TV. I’m sure by now you know what Kwesé is, I mean with all that BAZ-Kwese and now Dr Dish-Kwese drama, who wouldn’t? However, in case you for some weird reason don’t, Kwese is a brand of Econet Media Limited, the media arm of Econet and has been making waves in the media industry – whether because it’s a “Zimbabwean brainchild”; or because it’s competition to the monopoly DStv in Zimbabwe; or simply because it’s more convenient to pay for (since DStv wont accept bond notes), the bottom line is people are flocking towards it. However, despite all this, some have
All-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV to land on 1 March

All-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV to land on 1 March

Gizmos, What's Hot
Order books for the highly anticipated electric Jaguar I-Pace are set to open on 1 March following a global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. Aimed at taking on the likes of Tesla’s Model X as well as petrol-powered SUVs like the Audi Q7, Jaguar promises a range of up to 310 miles, and batteries capable of recharging to 80% capacity in 45 minutes. Jaguar I-Pace winter testing With supercar looks, sports car performance and SUV space all in one electric package, Jaguar promises to rip up the rule book when it comes to what drivers expect from an electric vehicle. Undergoing 1.5 million miles and 11,000 hours of component testing, final winter testing have been taking place in Sweden, where the car’s all-wheel-drive performance was tested in Arctic conditions of as little as -40
President Mnangagwa Engages User On Facebook Through Video

President Mnangagwa Engages User On Facebook Through Video

Social Media, What's Hot
As times are changing, it’s always good to see people who choose to move with them, especially if it’s people whose choices directly affect you. Some time back, we wrote on how important it was for the government to be on (or at least follow) social media, and they (well, some) took heed of it. And of course we’d love to say the President read that article and decided “yea, why not?” but well… Nevertheless, we’re writing about it again to commend that action; not only to commend the fact that Mr President now has both a Facebook and a verified Twitter account (more of now has some functional accounts since it seems his Twitter account was more of a revived account than a new one, joined in 2011) but the fact those accounts aren’t somewhat ghost accounts. Remember, it’
Zimbabwe’s Three-Tier System Affects Business For Real Estate Agents

Zimbabwe’s Three-Tier System Affects Business For Real Estate Agents

What's Hot
Real estate agents are complaining that the three-tier pricing system in Zimbabwe is affecting the property market as it results in properties being valued at low prices. This means that real estate agents now generate low income. The three-tier pricing system is whereby one is charged different prices for the same commodity, all based on the method of payment being used. In this case it’s the USD, bond note, EcoCash or swipe. The payment methods will differ, based on the percentage premium attached to each. Now this three-tier system has hit the real estate agents offices and is costing them significantly. Ever since the three-tier system organically developed, properties have become expensive as prices of properties are increasing by the day. Residential s
Counting Down To Zimbabwe Hosting Data Centre Africa 2018 For The First Time

Counting Down To Zimbabwe Hosting Data Centre Africa 2018 For The First Time

What's Hot
Zimbabwe will for the first time host the Data Centre Africa Expo Conference (DCA). Data Centre Conferences occur worldwide, all in a bid to discover, discuss, learn and take advantage of opportunities that data centres present, particularly in this digital age. A data centre is a facility that centralises an organization’s IT operations and equipment, as well as where it stores, manages, and disseminates its data. I’m sure you remember how TelOne launched an open to the public data centre early last year, in March (probably the reason why it is now relevant for us to host such an event). For us (Techzim) this was (is) a big deal because currently, most IT companies etc. have to host their data in international servers due to the lack of such open-to-the-public facilities locally.
FORD BRINGS BACK THE RANGER

FORD BRINGS BACK THE RANGER

What's Hot
(CNN Money) -- The Ford Ranger is back. Ford eliminated the Ranger compact truck from its U.S. lineup in 2011 because, it said, customers weren't interested enough in small trucks to sustain the business. Since then, Toyota has done fine with its smaller Tacoma truck. General Motors had a major hit when it brought back the Chevrolet Colorado mid-sized truck in 2015. Meanwhile, Ford continued selling a pickup called the Ranger in markets outside the United States, where it's been a success. "It's second in the world in terms of market share" among mid-sized trucks, said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's head of product development. "And that's before we introduce it in the biggest truck market in the world, which is the US." A revised version of that truck, the one sold overseas, is now ...
Ghanaian Prof Recommends WhatsApp Be Banned During Working Hours, you agree?

Ghanaian Prof Recommends WhatsApp Be Banned During Working Hours, you agree?

Social Media, What's Hot
Are you one of those whose new year’s resolutions are “to be more productive by cutting out on social media”? something you’ve been telling yourself you were first introduced to social media. If we were in Ghana, I would be saying no worries right now, but oh well… I’m sure we agree that the most addictive of the social media networks is WhatsApp… or maybe Twitter (once you get the hang of it)… or Facebook if you’re old fashioned like that (no pun intended whatsoever). I just came across an article on how a Ghanaian professor (Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast) recommended that the government bans WhatsApp during working hours and I thought it would make an interesting light discussion. In as much as the Professor’s suggestion sounds absurd, let’s face it, some
Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.