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· January, 2013

Stories about Technology from January, 2013

31 January 2013

Google Maps of North Korea Has Caught World's Attention

Zambia: Interview with BongoHive Co-Founder

BongoHive, a Zambian-based innovation hub, has captured the attention of computer and internet technology enthusiasts in the country. Global Voices recently caught up with Simunza Muyangana, one of the four...

Japan Gears Up for the Open Data Revolution

Following the death of Aaron Swartz, an open data activist, the issues around open access and data ownership have been reignited around the world. But for Japan, the seeds of...

30 January 2013

Free Mobile Phones for Nigerian Farmers?

The Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture made public its plans to provide free mobile phones for rural farmers. This has triggered many reaction in the Nigerian blogosphere.

29 January 2013

Google Debuts Crowd Sourced Map on North Korea

Google revealed on Jan 29, 2013 its newly revised, crowd-sourced map of North Korea. There are drastic changes of Google's North Korea map and instant web reactions have followed.

Google Maps Targets Hermit Kingdom, North Korea

28 January 2013

Regional Winners of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

Finally we get to know the regional winners of hackathon Desarrollando América Latina 2012 (Developing Latin America 2012), chosen among 22 applications, in turn, winners of the hackathon in each...

27 January 2013

Where Russia's Honest Ones Go to Die: Dolmatov's Suicide

RuNet Echo

On the morning of January 17, Russian political refugee Alexander Dolmatov was found having hanged himself in a solitary cell of a Dutch deportation center. Dolmatov left Russia last summer,...

25 January 2013

Bangladesh: Missed Call – A Tool For Protest?

An intentional missed call is a widely used method in developing countries to save money or mobile minutes. In Bangladesh this is being proposed as a way to protest and...

India: Penalizing ISPs For Poor Broadband Service

24 January 2013

Cuba: Internet Change Coming?

France: NGOs Condemn Privatisation of Public Domain

Free and Open Source Software

We received an email from Richard M. Stallman (RMS), after publishing the article about the Egyptian demonstration calling for the government to adopt Free Software. Tarek Amr digs deeper into...

Jamaica: Hitting the Paywall

22 January 2013

Peru: Government Renews Concession Agreement with Telephone Operator

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2013

Cuban Filmmakers Take Over Digital Technologies

In Cuba, filmmakers and new directors have started to take over new technologies to keep down the costs of production of audiovisual effects, and to tell stories that would otherwise...

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