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· November, 2011

Stories about Technology from November, 2011

Latin America: A Conversation With Santiago Hoerth about Open Technology

Juan Arellano chats with Santiago Hoerth, founder and coordinator of Código Sur, about his organization, issues related to neutral Internet exchange points (IXP) and free networks, and the current state...

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

Cuba: Under “Survey-lance”

“As far as many Cubans here are concerned, it is not necessary to have survey results to verify the high levels of discontent and uncertainty we live under”: Without Evasion...

Sri Lanka: Project Roku

Murshid introduces Project Roku, a next generation conversation system born in Sri Lanka.

ActionAid: halve world hunger by 2015

“Let's fight climate change & hunger. Together” is a new video released by ActionAid & produced by the LatteCreative team, to support the world food crisis campaign and keep the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Safety

Mark Lyndersay writes an enlightening post about online child safety, here.

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Jamaica: Sabina Park & Lawrence Rowe

Active Voice gives a Twitter follower a tour of Jamaica's famous Sabina Park, and makes a plea for the powers-that-be to bring back the Lawrence Rowe Players Pavilion.

Venezuela's Slow Internet

Luis Carlos Díaz blogs [es] about Venezuela's slow internet broadband, reporting that Venezuela ranks 163 out of 174 countries in download speed. Luis Carlos argues that Venezuelan netizens are settling...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging Tips

TECHTT has some advice for blogging, here.

Japan: WordCamp Tokyo is Tomorrow

WordCamp Tokyo 2011 will be held November 27th. The organizers are running a relay blog [ja] that describes why you should go and what's happening behind the scenes.

Iran: Social networks blamed for terror plots

Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Police says social networks have been used for terror plots in Iran. Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam has urged ECO countries to establish a unified intelligence system to...

North Korea's Cellular Network Surpasses 800,000 3G Subscriptions

The North Korea Tech wrote about a surge of new sign-ups for Koryolink, North Korea’s nationwide 3G cellular network. It is believed 809,000 North Koreans have subscribed to Koryolink whose 75 percent of stake is owned by...

South Korea: Judge's Facebook Post Criticizing Free Trade Deal Went under Fire

A judge's Facebook post criticizing the current President and the free trade agreement with the United States went under fire. The Supreme Court has decided to refer him to the...

Kenya: Meet Kenyan Innovator Daniel Njuguna

John Karanja blogs about Kenyan innovator Daniel Njuguna who has managed to integrate his mobile phone with home made appliances and gadgets that perform a number of domestic functions: “This...

Kenya: Mapping Mobile Money

Mapping mobile money in Kenya: “CrowdPesa is a Web and Mobile application with a mapping system that allows businesses to locate themselves in a map and facilitate users to find...

Ethiopia: Online Platform to Discuss Sustainable Technologies

GreenTech Ethiopia is an online platform to learn about and discuss environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies suitable for the Ethiopian context.

Ghana: Startup Weekend Accra

Mac-Jordan blogs about Startup Weekend Accra: “Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketeers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!...

Ethiopia: Is Ethiopian Blogosphere the Smallest in the World?

Markos wonders whether the Ethiopian blogosphere is the smallest in the world: “A few months ago Joern and I made a little research and we found out that Ethiopia had...

Video: Stop Motion using Google Street View

The Theory's short film Address Is Approximate features a desk toy who escapes the confines of the urban office in the only way he can, using a toy car and...

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