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· January, 2007

Stories about Technology from January, 2007

CAFTA and WiMax in Costa Rica

  31 January 2007

Three articles stand out this week: The first describes events that are a glimpse of what we will see once the CAFTA discussions begin, the second denounces the newspapers for failing to report accurately on these same events, and the third stumbles upon a discovery of virtual private network (VPN)...

Argentina, Spain, USA: Technorati to Launch WTF?

  31 January 2007

Argentinian native and Spanish citizen Martin Varsavsky writes on his Spanish blog [ES]: “[Technorati founder, David Sifry] showed me what he is really going to do and how he is going to launch it. And I suggested a modification that he liked a lot, but that it will take a...

Malawi: remembering Mangaliso Jere

  31 January 2007

Hacktivate writes about the Malawian blogger who passed away recently, Mangaliso Jere, “Mangaliso Jere, author of Mangaliso’s World passed away last week. He was probably the most prolific Malawian blogger in the world, and he is being mourned and missed by many. Apparently Mangaliso died from internal bleeding after having...

China: Out of Libya

  31 January 2007

It‘s [zh] since been disabled, but there was one especially eye-catching post on Tianya, one of China's most widely-read bbs forum sites last month. ‘Save us!’ it read. ‘We've been stuck in Libya for over a year and we're about to go crazy here!’ Racist attitude, seen further down, might...

Guatemala: Unearthing the Future

  30 January 2007

Xeni Jardin, best known for her writing at BoingBoing has also been blogging her recent travels in Guatemala including a five-part series for NPR called ‘Guatemala: Unearthing the Future.’ Patrick of the Guatemalan Solidarity Network expands on Jardin's first piece titled, “Group Works to Identify Remains in Guatemala.”

Malaysia: Upgrading to Vista

  30 January 2007

Life in a Cube wonders if he should upgrade his computer to the latest operating system from Microsoft. The blogger offers tips to others who might be thinking of upgrading.

China: myspace.cn

  29 January 2007

myspace.cn is now under construction, it belongs to a company called Mai Sibei (Putonghua pronunciation of Myspace). More information from DANWEI.

South Africa: 27dinner in Johannesburg

  29 January 2007

Chilibean blogs about the first 27Dinner in Johannesburg, “27 is a get together, held on the 27th day of each month for geeks, marketers, entrepreneurs, writers, media practitioners, speakers – well, just about anybody who is keen – to share ideas and news and opinions over food and drink. Alternating...

Philippines: Blog Parteeh 2007

  27 January 2007

Janette Toral congratulates the organisers of the latest Blogger's event in Philippines. The bloggers also lists what she achieved at the event.

Bangladesh: The globalization of the internet

  27 January 2007

The 3rd World View on the globalization of the internet. “Now Bangladesh is under a state of emergency with limited rights (writing against the govt. is prosecutable) but we can see bloggers using irony and satire or even bold languages to say things about the government.”

Chavez Plans to Revoke Station's Broadcast License in Venezuela

  26 January 2007

Los Amigos Invisibles con Patricia [at RCTV] by Alfredo Izaguirre F. Hugo Chavez, shortly after his re-election in December for a term of 6 more years of governance, announced that the license of a television channel, whose editorial line tends toward opposition, will not be renewed. Channel RCTV, with 52...

Brazil Again: Blogs Banished from 2007 PanAm Games in Rio

  26 January 2007

The Brazilian blogosphere is becoming one of the main fronts in the battle against Internet censorship. The reason for that can be the growing audience created by the amount of time local internauts devote to web surfing, which was once again rated as the highest in the world. But it...

South Africa: newspaper goes mobile

  26 January 2007

White African announces that South Africa's Mail & Guardian goes mobile, “Last week South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper went mobile (actually, they had a closed subscription-based service prior, but this is open to everyone). You can find the mobile version at http://wap.mg.co.za. What was particularly interesting about this was...

Madagascar: WordPress in Malagasy

  25 January 2007

Says L'Odyssee de Tattum (Fr): “Our national webmaster, Hery, has struck again! And it's all for the better! He redid and finalized the WordPress in Malagasy project begun by [blogger] Many to come up with: Blaogy.org, a new blogging platform powered by WordPress.”

South Africa: future of online media industry

  25 January 2007

This is probably the beginning of the future of online media industry in Africa, “Since December I have been in the trenches at the Mail & Guardian Online, looking for new ways to leverage the huge audience and vast amounts of content that the site has. My goal is simple:...

Uganda: the importance of blogging in Africa

  25 January 2007

Jackfruity writes about the importance of blogging in Africa, “My thoughts on the impact of blogging in Africa? Many of the blogs that do exist are shaping the way people think and contributing to major debates in their countries — just look at Sub-Saharan African Roundtable or Weichegud. The reason...

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