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· November, 2006

Stories about Technology from November, 2006

Armenia: ArmenTel

Onnik Krikorian registers his hatred of ArmenTel over their high prices for substandard service.

China: Queer blogs for the straight eye

There hasn't been a terrible lot happening in China lately that could be filed under ltgbq news. There's been stories of a lesbian hotline in Beijing, the opening of the...

Tanzania: IT related words in Swahili

Jesp wrote about the difficulties of accumulating a proper Kiswahili vocabulary as an IT professional in Tanzania. This is what he did not know when he was writing his post,...

Kenya: Kenyan entrepreneur on YouTube

Kenyan Pundit writes about a young Kenyan entrepreneur who is getting innovative with YouTube.

Malawi: lottery on mobile phones

“Earlier this year, Pay265.net launched their e-Wallet concept that would allow Malawians make payments via SMS and email when implemented. Now, the African Lotteries Company Limited (AFLOT) is looking for...

Malaysia: Incomplete Training Program

The Malaysian agrees with Malaysian higher education minister on the plan to send Malaysian IT graduates to India for training but feels that the duration of the stay could be...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Chance meeting in Second Life

Trinidad blogger Taran Rampersad is delighted to meet a Venezuelan in Second Life: “Perhaps this is the start of a bridge across a geographic divide. So far I've met people...

Nigeria: cybercrime bill

Naija Blog posts the Nigerian cybercime bill for, “Anyone who wants to read what is done about cybercrime in Nigeria…”

Africa: technology conference '07

Tech4Africa '07 is gaining momentum, writes One Afrikan: “And so it begins…. We’ve started getting some really good feedback for the Tech 4 Africa conference (last check we were up...

China: limited real name registration?

China Media project follows up the report and debate on blogger real name registration. The chairman of the Internet Society of China claimed that backstage real name registration is a...

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 4D

Alan Patrick notes that Google Earth has added a fourth dimension and gives a hyperlinked overview of the then-and-now of Buenos Aires. For those still caught in a 3D world,...

Malawi: Malawian windmill

Hactivate has a moving story about a windmill in Malawi, “The windmill stands on a tripod of wooden polls about five metres above the ground. It consists of locally-available materials...

India: MSN and Windows Live Report on Blogging

An MSN and Windows Live Report on Blogging in India has some reactions. A post at India Daily that highlights the findings. Dina Mehta has doubts about the methodology.

Syria: 8 Syrian Students Face Trial for Starting Discussion Group

On Novermber 28th, 2006 the Supreme State Security Court (SSSC) of Syria held the first trial for eight youth arrested for founding a public discussion group on cultural issues, including...

Jordan: toot, tan and ikbis!

Blogging is growing rapidly in the Arab world, and some smart projects are capitalizing on this growth by providing tools that were until a while ago a de facto Western...

Africa: the African ICT Achievers Awards 2006

Here is a list of winners of the African ICT Achievers Awards 2006, “The Winner of the Top ICT Youth Innovator Award, Nomfundo Nguse(19), was also a finalist in the...

Lebanon: Minister Pierre Gemayel Assassinated

Lebanon witnessed this week the brutal assassination of its minister of industry and trade. This terrorist act overshadowed all other events and topics in the Lebanese blogosphere. Nevertheless, the posts...

Ethiopia's bloggers disappear again

The bulk of Ethiopia's bloggers disappeared from Ethiopian computer screens for the second time in seven months this week. All sites hosted by the popular Blogspot platform stalled when internet...

Tanzanian bloggers’ virtual conference

Tanzanian bloggers held their first virtual conference on November 18th, 2006. The aim of the conference was to discuss various steps to be taken to make the community more effective...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Astana (Kazakhstan) – Waiting for a bus – photograph taken by Richard Messenger (Many more bus stops here) While we're waiting for the bus, why not check out some of...

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