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· July, 2007

Stories about Technology from July, 2007

Grenada: Carbon-Free Holiday

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...

Japan: Finger Vein Money

Edo from Pink Tentacle reports on the newly developed “finger vein money” system, which verifies a person's identity by reading the pattern of blood vessels in his or her fingers.

Arabeyes: Internet War Continues in Egypt

After harassing, questioning and detaining bloggers, the war on the Internet continues in Egypt, this time attacking where it hurts most - the pocket! This is how Egyptian bloggers react...

Central Asia: Google Trends

Michael Hancock shares his experience of learning about the world's attention to Central Asia using Google Trends.

Hong Kong: Cyber bullying

A newspapers editor and blogger Chow Chauli was attacked by some netizens in her blog's comment section because of her criticism in the newspapers about a B.T user “Nike” who...

Malaysia: Scaring Online Writers

Rocky's Bru comments on a Malaysian minister's statement that he will use all possible laws and acts to stop bloggers from writing on sensitive issues.

Kenya: Kenyan Blogs Webring: A short history

The Kenyan Blogs Webring is 3 years old. Daudi Were looks back on its 3 years of existence: “This past year has also been marked by KBW and KBW bloggers...

Africa: Why the African Digerati can make a difference

A reader at Whiteafrica.com leaves a thought provoking comment about development in Africa: “… White African’s point … We can no-longer continue blaming corrupt African government and “evil ” multinationals...

Kenya: model airplane made from scratch

A Kenyan man builds a model airplane from scratch: “Phillip Isohe is a metal fabricator in the jua kali, non-traditional industrial sector, in Kenya. In his spare time he builds...

Nigeria: Internet for Jobs Initiative

Oro announces the launching of Nigeria's Internet for Jobs Initiative: “Today was another major milestone in my quest for support for young Nigerians in the area of ICT Entrepreneurship. It...

Namibia: website to build community and preserve local history

Rob comes across a website designed to build community and to preserve the history of Oranjemund, a town in Namibia: “Mike has created the site to preserve the history of...

Bolivia: Historic Rally in La Paz Provides Opportunity for Journalism 2.0

A mass rally was held in La Paz to support that the Bolivian capital would remain in that city. Estimates place the attendance at close to one million. A few...

Nigeria: Talking About Aggregation, Copyright and Professionalism

Who knew that when the people behind Naijalive.net decided to set up an aggregator (or an "aggregator" of a different kind, as they put it), their efforts would lead to...

Bahrain: Arabic Translations

Bint Battuta translates the second in a series of translations of blogs written in Arabic in Bahrain.

Jordan: Blogs a Destruction Force

Blogs, Wikipedia and uncontrolled media will destroy human cultural integrity. Where are the editors who check the facts? Where are the scientists who make sure our media is for for...

Honduras: An Introduction to Honduran Blogs – Part 2

The average Honduran uber-geek is male, under 30, loves Linux, updates his blog thrice a second, and is a master web designer. Many of these blogs are sleek eye-candy masterpieces,...

Haiti: Coffee Traceability

An Information Technology project will offer Haiti's coffee cooperatives more traceability and therefore greater leveraging power with their products. The Fair Tracing Project gives details.

Japan: Face recognition system

Edo from Pink tentacle reports: on July 19, electronics giant NEC announced it has developed the world’s first automated border control system that uses facial recognition technology capable of identifying...

Vietnam: Vietnam's BPO Aspirations

With more that half of its population less then 25 years old, Vietnam has a potential to be a good outsourcing center says SaigonNezumi

Arabeyes: Online Democracy, Water Conservation and Crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood Activists

This week's Arabic translation has good and bad news. On the good side is a pioneering scheme by Jordan to publish draft laws online and give people the chance to...

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