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· July, 2006

Stories about Technology from July, 2006

China: reticence: would-be lesbians, corporate executives and urban journalists

Ever wonder why there was no male version of 2004's smash television phenomenon Super Girl? While a lesbian conspiracy might have made for better Communist Party PR positioning than news...

Power of Blogs

Desipundit on the global impact of the Indian blogosphere: "while it is true that it’s only a small part of Indian population that is online, and even smaller number accesses...

Bangladesh blog buzz

The latest happenings in Bangladesh related blogs around the world:

Ukraine: Blog in Ukrainian

LJ user laset (UKR) has launched a free WordPress blog service for those who would like to blog in Ukrainian.

Chile: Broadband for All

Mary Joyce has translated Atina Chile's “Broadband for All” manifesto to English.

India: The hundred dollar laptop

The Nanopolitan comments on the government deciding not to go ahead with the hundred dollar laptop.

India: Open source and the Allahabad High Court

Thejesh links to High Court Allahabad's website, which comes across as rather user friendly and promotes the use of open-source, and reflects on open standards and the public sector.

Jamaica, Cayman Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Blogger linkup

Cayman-based Jamaican blogger Mad Bull posts a short report on last night's “Caribbean Blogger Linkup”, at which ten bloggers, mostly Jamaican but including one from St. Vincent, assembled at a...

Malaysia: Online Freedom

Malaysian opposition politician Lim Kit Siang is asking the Prime Minister to give assurance that online media would not be censored in Malaysia. The call comes after the Prime Minister...

China: blogging

wzp in ofblog has an evaluation of the impact of blogging in China and describes 2005 – 2006 summer as the hottest year. He claims that blogging has smashed the...

Singapore: Looking for Contributions

Singapore's new groupblog is calling for it's readers to contribute articles. “As those among the readers who have been perusing the blog might surmise, Singapore Angle strives to be an...

Chile, Argentina: One Laptop per Child

Tomás Pollak writes that the Organization of American States supports Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child plan as a solution to the digital divide throughout Latin America (ES). Meanwhile, Ariel...

China: Cameras, drunks and forced website closures

Kimbo Hu/Hu Defu, a well-known Taiwanese aboriginal folk musician gave a performance at a small bar in Beijing this past weekeknd. In attendance were many prominent bloggers, and here is...

Armenia: Open Source

Nessuna reports that the opening of Microsoft's representative office and the passage of a new copyright law may encourage the adoption of open source software by Armenian companies.

Iran: Computer Fair

Rooznamenegar No says Electronic, Computer & E commerce International Fair in Tehran was a failure. The blogger says according to some visitors there was not a real order in Fair...

Zimbabwe: Big Brother plan

The Bearded Man commens on an article in the Washington Post about plans being mooted by the Zimbabwean government to monitor e-mail and other electronic communication. He writes: “It would...

African countries need technocrats

Africa Unchained points to a passage in George Ayittey's book by the same name, which runs: “We need TECHNOCRATS to fix our broken, dysfunctional institutions. REPAIRMEN or plumbers who will...

Peru: Localized Ubuntu

Lima-based blog Sin Papel says there is no reason to buy a pirated version of Windows XP (ES) now that Peruvians have their own localized version of Ubuntu Linux. 100...

Hong Kong: youth Ambassador Against Internet Piracy

Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department has been recruiting 9-25 years old youths to become “youth ambassador against internet privacy” against BT activities. The project is initially launched in Feburary...

China: How journalists blog

Have you ever blogged about why you blog? Why you started and what your goals are? We see now that many blogs are more than ‘internet chatter‘, yet somehow not...

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