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· June, 2011

Stories about Technology from June, 2011

Bolivia: Using Cellphone Cameras to Document Incidents

On June 28 Oscar Trujillo was hit by the driver of police colonel Guido Espinoza in La Paz. After Trujillo complained, the colonel got out of his car and assaulted...

AP to Open News Bureau In North Korea

The Associated Press(AP) announced on June 29 that AP signed agreements with North Korea’s state news agency, KCNA, to open a news bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea. Read net users’...

Vatican: A ”Historic” Tweet From Pope Benedict XVI

“Dear Friends, I just launched  NEWS.VA.Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI“: this is how Pope Benedict XVI engaged Twitter users on June 28,...

Bangladesh: Exploring The Architecture Of Mud Houses

Jennifer Grosso, an architect student, explored a village near the famous Sundarban mangrove forest to learn about the Bangladeshi mud built homestead. Here is what she found out.

Swziland: AFP Correspondent Phone Bugged

AFP correspondent in Swaziland says her phone is bugged: “At first I believed it must be some kind of mix up at the phone company. People who tried calling me...

Malawi: Malawi News Go Mobile

Malawi news go mobile: “Just this week [post was written June 17, 2011], Malawi's leading publishing house, BNL Times, publishers of the Daily Times, Malawi News, Sunday Times and Weekend...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Social Network Platform

TECHTT has its eye on Google+, “a social networking platform [that] will compete with Facebook and Twitter for a piece of our online socialising.”

Republic of Congo: Local Company To Produce First African Android Tablet

VMK, a Congolese company, announced via its CEO Verone Mankou‘s Twitter account, that it will produce the first Android tablet made in Africa. Tech Central magazine interviewed Verone Mankou, showing a...

Russia: Propagandist Videos Against Alexey Navalny Flood RuNet

Anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny publishes [ru] examples of propagandist videos against him. One video claims [ru] (150,000 views) Navalny is mentally ill and needs help from a Dr Kurpatov, famous...

India: Unique ID System To Verify Twitter And Facebook Accounts

Anupam Saxena at Media Nama informs that Aadhar, the Unique ID Authority of India will keep API calls to its databases free and it can be used to verify online...

Video: Love Story, Short Film, Cellphone

The winner of the Nokia Shorts 2011 film competition, Splitscreen: A Love Story was shot using a mobile phone with HD capabilities. In it we follow two parallel lives through...

Russia: New Research Shows Almost No Gender Difference in Web Search Patterns

‘Search activity of men and women is almost the same,’ says [ru] the new research of web search behavior by Yandex. Women search online a little more, add to search...

Kyrgyzstan: Political news website banned

Abulfazal reports that the Kyrgyz parliament passed a bill that bans the Ferghana Information Agency’s web site (better known as Ferghana.ru) in Kyrgyzstan for “subjective coverage of the June 2010...

Introducing Brunei's Most Popular Blogger

Meet RanoAdidas, Brunei's most popular blogger. His success as a blogger was recently celebrated even by the mainstream media. He proved that blogging is not only a potential source of...

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Racist Comments?

Barbadian bloggers are all over a WikiLeaks cable in which St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is “quoted extensively”.

Nigeria: MTN Nigeria, Stop!

Christoper Akor asks MTN Nigeria to stop extortion: “For some time now, I have been receiving various unsolicited text messages (SMS) from MTN Nigeria urging me to play some games...

Thailand: Social media games and tourism

Thailand's tourism authorities have developed two social media game applications to promote Thai culture. The games can be played on Facebook too.

East Timor: Timorese on Twitter

Edward Rees creates a list of twitter users in East Timor

Tanzania: BarCampa Dar 2011 is here

BarCamp Dar 2011 is here: “We have watched vibrant tech events take place elsewhere in East Africa and wondered when it would happen in Tanzania. The wait is over and...

Africa: 11 Ways For African Revolutionaries to Get Around Internet Blockades

Willemien Groot's Guide for African Revolutionaries: 11 Ways to get around internet blockades: “Internet blockades are more the rule than the exception in non-democratic countries. But there are ways to...

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