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September 18, 2014

How Retailers Can Use Social Media in Zimbabwe

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By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large Zimbabwean consumers, particularly in urban areas are increasingly catching up onto social media. It is estimated that 2 million plus Zimbabweans use social media. Consumers are using social media to stay informed, stay connected and up-to-date on brands, offers, sales and more. As the use of social media continues to grow, so does the importance of a social media strategy for retailers. Given that millions of Zimbabweans are turning to social media, retailers can ignore at their own peril. Retailers need to stay alert to social networks to fully optimize their customer retail mobile and …continue reading

UN reports 3,600 cases of sexual violence over four years in Congo

By Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba| April 15, 2014 Rape and sexual violence remain widespread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with more than 3,600 victims registered between January 2010 and December 2013, according to a new report by the UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC (UNJHRO) .

South Africa Dominates African Twitterverse

By Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefK.Masimba | April 14, 2014 Africa’s richest country, South Africa, dominated conversation on the social networking platform, Twitter, while football was the most discussed topic in the last quarter of 2013 according to a recent study.

Willom Tight in New Musical Wave

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba |March 29, 2014 Ahhhh, yes. Finally, Zimbabwean musician, Willom Tight has decided to show the world what he is really made of. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO7iwbvayzM&w=420&h=315]

Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt on Women in Tech

During a public talk held recently in Washington DC, Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, said that the impression that the tech industry advances minorities and women is because the hidden biases that drive white male behavior are difficult to hide in the tech industry.

Africa’s Web Potential Requires Content

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba | March 13, 2014 According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), content from sub-Saharan Africa is lacking, when measured by the number of Internet servers on the continent compared to other regions.

Google Glass: Computer in your Eye

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | Global Editor At Large | @ChiefKMasimba | March 13, 2014 My first encounter with Google Glass came on a Thursday in March when I responded to a call for a demonstration of the wearable device at the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library. Yitzy Paul, the tech sherpa, wore the glass beaming and explaining everything that he was doing on a large television screen. “I think it’s pretty great. It’s a really interesting device. It puts the computer at your face which is something that you don’t usually have. It helps with ease of use. When …continue reading

What the Heck is Right to Privacy?

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha | OpEd THAT the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. – Harvard Law Review, 1890 I was listening to music on the web recently when I felt a sudden jolt  that someone could be snooping on me. Through some mass metadata collection effort, they were making a list of all the music I listen to in order to make a character sketch …continue reading

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