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· May, 2009

Stories about Technology from May, 2009

25 May 2009

Cuba: “Cubans Can Connect”

Kenya: Notes from Mobile Banking Conference

Kenya: First Open-Source Awards

Japan: A brief review of the eco-technologies

In mid May the Japanese Government has launched a stimulus package to boost the demand for energy efficient household appliances with a new eco-points system, details of which will be...

24 May 2009

Russia: “A Popular Blogger”

Popularity means different things to different people, in blogging as in real life. Below is a very short humorous take on some of the implications of being a “popular” blogger...

MENA: Introducing, “The Circumventer”

Brazil: Fighting against cyber surveillance

Arabeyes: The launch of Yamli bookmarklet

23 May 2009

Russia: Foreign Pirates on Torrents

Russia: “Best Designed Russia Blogs”

Kuwait: Cinema Censorship, Quality Woes and Limited Telecom Services

Following the Kuwaiti elections and all the previous political drama, bloggers are now focusing their energies on entertainment and technology posts, with Cinescape, the Kuwaiti national cinema company monopoly, taking...

Malawi: Malawi Election Coverage Using ICTs

22 May 2009

South Korea: Banning Suicide

China: Taobao is toxic and Alibaba has no antidote

Fiji: Police detain, seize laptops of three suspected bloggers

Police in Fiji detained three local lawyers and seized their laptops, supposedly because of a possible connection to a popular anti-government blog. The lawyers, Richard Naidu, Jon Apted and Tevita...

Kyrgyzstan: “KyrNet” In Numbers