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· July, 2007

Stories about Technology from July, 2007

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Across the Panamanian Blogosphere

  31 July 2007

There is plenty on the mind of the Panamanian blogosphere, with topics ranging from the fate of former leader Manuel Noriega to a delicious tree tomato. Melissa De Leòn Douglass covers these broad topics in this blog round-up from Panama.

Nepal: Award for Mahabir Pun

  31 July 2007

Nepal Monitor on Magsasay winner Mahabir Pun, a Nepali who won the award under community leadership category for his innovative application of wireless computer technology that brought progress to remote mountain areas.

China: Released documents implicate Yahoo!

  31 July 2007

A Beijing State Security Bureau document has been released, writes Rebecca MacKinnon at RConversation, which shows Yahoo! was aware at the time the reason why Beijing authorities wanted access to the content of Chinese journalist Shi Tao's e-mail account, later sent to prison for ten years. And there's more.

Jamaica: Adjust Your Tone

  31 July 2007

“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few suggestions.

Namibia: Namibian rugby online

  30 July 2007

Namibia Forum on Namibian rugby website: “It was about time: NamibianRugby.com has finally become a reality for all those eager to follow the developments in Namibia online.”

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

  30 July 2007

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.

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Cambodian Blogger on Blogging

  30 July 2007

GV's Cambodian author Tharum Bun interviews Borin Ly, an Internet enthusiast and an avid blogger. Borin talks about his blogging experience and his motivations for creating the blog. Cambodia has a very active blogging scene, with more and more young people going online. People who have just started blogging might find Borin's blogging tips handy.

Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…

  30 July 2007

The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.

China: WordPress plugin subverts keyword filters

  30 July 2007

Ryan McLaughlin, a very innovative blogger and long-term resident of China has just released Censortive, a WordPress plugin which converts words into images which fit seamlessly into your blog post, allowing it to subvert keyword filtering. Chinese character support is still being developed. Any suggestions?

Chile: A Controversial Agreement with Microsoft

  27 July 2007

An agreement signed between the Chilean Ministry of Economy and Microsoft has stunned many Chileans. Microsoft will now have exclusive access to provide services through the Chilean government, and which will make automatic Microsoft users out of ordinary citizens. Some have stated that this agreement was not reached through a public bidding process, and there had not been an opportunity to explore open software alternatives.

Grenada: Carbon-Free Holiday

  26 July 2007

Earth 911 reports on a Grenadian hotel's decision to go green: “It is the first resort in the world with a utility grade windmill. The resort will…be better than zero carbon, considering car, bus and truck usage and fuel operated equipment.”

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