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Mat’land schools lag behind in ICT studies: Official

By Clemencia Hikwa Information Communication Technology (ICT) education in Matabeleland is crippled by lack of funding and equipment, a top education official has said. Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Dr Dan Moyo says that ICT studies at primary and secondary level are greatly affected by the ...

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DONE DEAL! Nust Vice Chancellor Professor Lindela Ndlovu and TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mtasa shake hands after signing an MOU in Bulawayo on Thursday.

Nust introduces telecomms degree programme

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has developed a new degree programme, a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree in Telecommunications Engineering in partnership with telecommunications provider, TelOne. The degree programme aims to provide a more advanced telecommunications training, increase profitability and churn highly ...

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Byo residents to enjoy ‘cheap’ internet services

Bulawayo residents will soon benefit from cheap internet services after a local internet service provider approached the local authority to set up WI-FI hotspots in the city’s suburbs. According to the latest council report, Telco wants to decentralise its services to the suburbs starting with ...

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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis ...

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Facebook allows phone number sign up for Messenger

San Francisco – Facebook has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number, the social media company said on Wednesday, in another move to broaden the app’s reach and make it a standalone platform. Earlier this year, ...

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Mobile operators welcome new WhatsApp service

Mobile network providers in the country have welcomed the launch of the web based version of popular social media platform, WhatsApp. WhatsApp which was acquired by Facebook last year for nearly $22 billion and has some 700 million monthly users recently unveiled a new desktop ...

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Instagram: For half our users, we’re a daily addiction

By Joan E. Solsman Instagram is a daily habit for more than half of the photo-sharing social network’s users, co-founder Kevin Systrom said at a press event Thursday in New York. He also noted that, in general, photos taken have more than quadrupled from 86 ...

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Consoles, online games to keep market soaring

By Lucie Godeau Paris – The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm. The market, estimated ...

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Samsung to supply Half Of The Smartphones In Africa This Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and aims to double these sales on the continent in 2014, an executive said. Africa has a growing young population that is increasingly tech savvy and urbanized. ...

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Encourage Teens to Use Social Networks Safely

Forget passing notes in class or hanging photos on locker doors, today’s children and teenagers most often turn to Internet social networking sites to share information and talk to friends. With most of summer vacation still ahead, children and teens will most likely have plenty ...

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