KIARA BRAMASCO WRITES – Ladies clad in pink and blue uniforms on bikes are appearing in Bangladesh’s remote villages, bearing the gift of the Internet. These women, called “info ladies” ride their bikes across the countryside with laptops ready to hold Internet sessions for the disconnected. The Guardian newspaper reports…Full Article BANGLADESH: Bicycles Bring Internet to Rural Areas
YVONNE EPPS WRITES – Trashy fiction is an increasingly popular guilty pleasure, making one writer’s trash a corporation’s treasure. Racy Vietnamese novel Soi xich (The Chain) was sold on the Apple App Store without author and actress-singer Le Kieu Nhu’s permission, violating the copyright laws protecting the work. Although the…Full Article VIETNAM: 50 Shades of Chains and Apple Lawsuits
LANI LUO WRITES – With China’s booming economy and increasing standard of living, cell phone use has grown exponentially. Folks across the country are using stylish smart phones and all their fantastic features. One of which is the WeChat application offered by Tencent, a social media outfit that until now…Full Article CHINA: Dollars Make China Holler
Citizens of Queenslanders, Australia, now have the ability to report lost and damaged property, graffiti, and loitering via a newly developed mobile phone app. Mere hours after issuing their Annual Statistical Review, Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson and Police Minister Jack Dempsey released the PoliceLink app which enables citizens to contact…Full Article AUSTRALIA: Can’t Stand Graffiti? Now There’s an App for That.
The Thai National Science and Technology Development Agency’s (NSTDA) goals are to support research in science and technology and their applications in the Thai economy. To promote this goal, the NSTDA, in unison with Samart Corporation, launched the Samart Innovation Awards under the theme of Tourism Software Development. The so-called…Full Article THAILAND: Offering the Tourist a Warm Techie Hug
Widespread rumors have it that Samsung Securities Co., the South Korean multinational media technology corporation, is planning to shut down some of its overseas offices. Samsung has not disclosed this plan publicly. The company’s Hong Kong office, which opened in April 2001, is one that the company allegedly plans to…Full Article HONG KONG: Europe’s Turmoil Hits Asia’s Samsung
Forget about the old-fashioned police sketch artist! Student iGeeks come to the rescue. The Bank of the Philippines Islands Department of Science and Technology awarded a student team in St. Louis University (SLU) in Baguio with Best Project of the Year for 2012 in a competition that recognizes the excellence…Full Article PHILIPPINES: How the Media Can Help the Police Get Their Man!