Stories about Technology from December, 2013
Chinese Web Giants Alibaba, Baidu Launch Online Investment Funds for the Everyman
China's Internet powerhouses have successfully entered the online finance and investment business scene, challenging state-owned banks' monopoly.
Saudi Airlines Still has Manual Levers for Plane Seats
Saudi Muna AbuSulayman complains about the use of manual levers in Saudi Airlines aircraft seats: How old are theses @saudi_airlines planes!!!! 3rd time this week I was seated on them . Manuel levers??? Seriously! pic.twitter.com/8lotaiWRke — Muna AbuSulayman (@MunaAbuSulayman) December 11, 2013
Facebook in Guarani: What is Facebook Doing in Paraguay?
What is Facebook looking for in a market of just 6.9 million inhabitants? Gabriela Galilea talks with Laura Gonzalez Eestéfani, Facebook's Director of Latin American Growth.
The Man Who Helped Reveal South Korea's Election Manipulation Online
South Korean government agencies sent out more than 24 million tweets last year to manipulate public opinion during the presidential elections. An ordinary net user made this revelation possible.
As Ukraine's Protests Escalate, #Euromaidan Hashtag Lost in a Sea of Information
Even though it has become harder to find information about Euromaidan protests for the average social networking user, these online tools are actively being used among protesters. Tetyana Lokot explains.
5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About
Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.
Seditious iPhone Reviews? Iran Arrests 7 from Tech News Site
In a recent wave of arrests of "cyber activists" in Kermin, Iran authorities have also netted gadget reviewers from Narenji.ir.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Arrested Several Tech Writers
Narenji, a technology and gadget site, announced seven of its writers and technical staff were arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.Narenji suspended its activities on Tuesday, second of December.
A Pastebin for Arabic Content on the Web
“Arabic is the seventh most spoken language by Internet users but only three per cent of digital content on the web comprises of Arabic material,” estimate experts. Among the most frequent web usages is sharing text, through Pastebin and similar services. Yet these do not properly support Arabic text. Developed...
“Lantern” Helps China's Web Users Dodge Censors Through Trusted Friends
A new circumvention software called Lantern has been launched in recent months. By inviting friends into a network, users can share their Internet connection within a trusted network.