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· June, 2008

Stories about Technology from June, 2008

GV Summit- Day Two Completed!

While Day One of the Global Voices Summit focused on Advocacy, today focused more upon Global Voices proper, with information presented on the other GV projects of Rising Voices and...

GV Summit: Day One a Success!

The first day of the Global Voices 2008 Summit in Budapest, Hungary was a wild success, as far as we can see (obviously we can't know all of the implications...

Cuba: Developing Hackers

André Deak is a Brazilian blogger who has recently visited Cuba, and in ‘Cuban Hackers‘ [PT] he tells about the ‘Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas‘ (Informatic Sciences University), where local...

Kuwait: Video Games, Newspapers and Female Bloggers

Who should regulate the video gaming scene in Kuwait? This and many other questions are on the minds of Kuwaiti bloggers in this round up. Forzaq8 speaks of laws dealing...

Omani Blogger Passes Away

The Omani Blogging Community grieves over the sudden death of Omani Blogger Sleepless in Muscat.

Omani E-Transactions Law Issued

The first Oman law dealing with electronic transactions was passed recently. Blue Chi writes about why bloggers and webmasters should know what it says.

Israel: Drinking Tap Water Good For Your Health

“Drink tap water, trust me,” Amir Mizroch of Forecast Highs urges. “The desalination plant in Ashkelon… is one of the most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the world…...

Cambodia: Riding the Wave of Change

In a country where men tend to have more privileges in family and society, a new wave of change is about to begin. Sopheap Chak is another urban woman with...

Bolivia: The Unveiling of Bolivia OS

Hugo Miranda saw firsthand the unveiling of Bolivia OS, the open software operating system and features ABI Word in the indigenous languages Quechua and Aymara.

Russia: Facebook, Etc.

The Lede reviews the Russian-language versions of American search engines and social networking sites and their Russian counterparts.

Uruguay: International Airport Website Tools

The international airport Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay has several tools on its website making life easier for travelers and paying more attention to customer service writes Tan Conectados [es].

Jordan: Internet Cafes

Jordanian Qwaider warns Internet users about the security concerns from using Internet cafes.

China: Politicization of Xiaonei.com

Xiaonei.com is one of the largest social networking site in China targeting at university students. ESWN translated an article from my1510 on the recent politicization within the network.

Colombia: Conclusions from Blogger Gathering

Campus Comunicativo [es] writes about the recent Colombian blogger gathering and provides some conclusions from the event, such as the need to find ways to make blogs profitable through e-marketing...

Singapore: Internet regulation

Singapore Patriot tackles the issue of regulation of political content on the Internet in Singapore.

China: Free blogphones from fring for the Olympics

Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.

Hong Kong: Internet Service Fee Scandal

Ibrahim from Outblaze blogs about the recent internet service fee scandal in Hong Kong. The extremely high bill (HK$14,000) is due to policy on the by the “byte” extra charge...

Kazakhstan: Sputnik lost

Lena B-va reports that the first and the only Kazakh satellite, which was launched last year with a great PR and pompous celebrations, is out of control due to a...

Ecuador: Twitter Updates of Qualifying Game

The recent World Cup qualifying game between Colombia and Ecuador was covered by the newspaper HOY through the use of live twitter updates writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].

Serbia: Free Wi-Fi Zone Vandalized

LimbicNutrition Weblog reports that the recently installed free wi-fi zone in Students Park in Belgrade has been vandalized.

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