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· February, 2014

Stories about Technology from February, 2014

Tanqeed's Bi-Weekly List of Recommended Readings On Pakistan

Tanqeed, a quarterly magazine on politics and culture on Tumblr, is an experiment in critical reflection on Pakistan. It is a blogzine, a scrapbook and a reporters’ notebook. This year,...

India's Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers

The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. The country also plans to build the world's largest solar power plant.

Campaigning for Women's Rights Made Easy

Women's rights campaigning is the focus of a new info-activism toolkit by Tactical Technology Collective. The toolkit is particularly useful to women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community-based organisations who...

Why Vietnam-made Game Flappy Bird is Popular

Vietnam-made game Flappy Bird is today's number one app in the iOS App Store in over 100 countries. It already has more than 50 million downloads and it even beat...

Caribbean Numbers Involved in Telephone Phishing Scam

Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.

Last Chance to Submit Papers for Re:Publica 2014

The organizers of Re:Publica in Berlin, Germany have extended the deadline for submission of papers for speaking topics to February 7, 2014. The topic for this year's conference, which typically...

Pre-Registration Open for Brazil's Global Internet Governance Event

In preparation for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance that will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 23-24 April 2014, the organizers are now accepting...

Nigerian Blogger Blossom Nnodim Talks ‘Social Media for Social Good’

"Anyone with access to technology, Internet, qwerty keyboard, etc. can organize an impact reaching campaign that has the possibility of benefiting the society."

Trinidad & Tobago: Strategizing Social Media

ICT Pulse recommends 5 critical building blocks upon which organizations can develop an effective social media strategy.

Meet 3 Talented African Lady Geeks Involved in New Media

"If being a geek means being passionate about a specific topic - in my case blogging - then maybe I am one."

North Korea Rips Off Mac OS X

North Korea has released its own operating system, Red Star Linux, which remarkably resembles Apple's Mac OS X. One tech writer calls it ‘basically a Linux distro skinned to look...

Data Journalism Awards Calling for Entries

Global Editors Network will be awarding 8 prizes in 8 categories for the most impressive work in data journalism from all over the world. A combined total of 16,000 Euros...

China's Second Largest Online Retailer JD.com Files for US Stock Listing

The company, similar to Amazon.com, has filed the largest initial public offering of a Chinese Internet company in the US thus far.

Submit Cartoons on NSA Surveillance and Win $1000

The Web We Want invites cartoonists, creatives and artists to join The Day We Fight Back on February 11, 2014 by creating an original cartoon about online surveillance and the...

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