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Corporate Giant Yahoo Joins The eSports Race
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Corporate Giant Yahoo Joins The eSports Race

After ESPN with ESPN Esports , Yahoo is now getting into Esports. Yahoo Esports will cover League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, Street Fighter V, Counter-Strike: GO and more. The company today announced the formation of Yahoo Esports, which it's calling a "new premier destination for delivering professional Esports coverage across major games and events. The site's editorial staff will create "unique video content" around major Esports. Unique Video Content The site's editorial staff will create "unique video content" around major Esports tournaments while they will also produce "marquee interviews and in-depth features." Yahoo states they will approach their coverage of eSPorts with the same tenacity and professionalism that they do with traditional Sports, News and Finance. ...
American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet
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American Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet

Americans, it seems, are very attached to their smartphones. According to the latest stats from the Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study, Mobile Devices, be they smartphones, Tablets or in-between devices like Phablets are using them more than ever to access the Internet. These Pew Research Studies are interesting, as it gives us as Jamaican an idea of what's in store for us when we eventually achieve smartphone penetration levels similar to that of our most northerly neighbor. Pew Research Study on Smartphone Use in 2015 – Why Middle-Income Millennial Minorities love Mobile Internet The Harvard University-based Pew Research  Study revealed that Americans use smartphones as their main source of Internet access: 64% of Americans own a smartphone 10% of smartphone owne...
Samsung Z running Tizen OS fails to enter Russian Market hints at Caribbean and Latin American Launch
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Samsung Z running Tizen OS fails to enter Russian Market hints at Caribbean and Latin American Launch

Samsung just can’t seem to get a break. The Samsung Z9000 ZEQ, more popularly known as the Samsung Z smartphone, failed to Launch in Russia this week of Sunday July 6th 2014. No reasons have been forthcoming, but based on the fact that this smartphone's running Tizen OS, it's not hard to guess the problem: lack of faith by Russian Carriers in the new and as-yet untried Tizen OS. This was most likely the same reason the Samsung Z failed to launch in Japan on NTT DoCoMo Network in January 2014, as the operators of that Network feared it wouldn’t' do well against Google Android based smartphones. Not familiar with the Samsung Z? It made its debut at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in 2013 as I'd explained in my article “Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announces Huawei Asce...
US FDA to finally Regulate E-Cigarettes as Boston Study indicates they cause Lung Cancer
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US FDA to finally Regulate E-Cigarettes as Boston Study indicates they cause Lung Cancer

Well, that didn’t take long! The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on Friday April 25th 2014 has decided to regulate the sale of everything related to E-Cigarettes, from the device to the replacement Cartridge. Additionally, they are also putting in place regulations for: Electronic Cigarettes Hookahs Pipes Liquids and gels used in these products The Regulator Rules aren’t specific, but basically mimic those already on Cigarette Smoking: Illegal to sell to minors under the age of 18 E-liquid makers will have to reveal the EXACT ingredients in their products The FDA had been previously thwarted in their efforts to regulate E-Cigarettes as drug delivery devices, but they had gotten shot down by the Supreme Court in the US of A.  So this new approach apparently is ba...
PS4 Prelaunch FAQ on PlayStation Blog
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PS4 Prelaunch FAQ on PlayStation Blog

With the North American launch of the PlayStation 4 coming in just over two weeks (Nov 15th) Sony has put together an in-dept list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and their responses that cover all aspects of the new PS4 system and its functionality.   The FAQ is split into sections and covers: PS4 System Details PS4 Game Lineup PS4 Used Games DUALSHOCK 4 Peripherals & Accessories PlayStation Camera PS Vita Remote Play PS Plus & Online Multiplayer PS Store & Digital Games Digital Entertainment Gameplay Sharing Visit the official Playstation Blog for the full faq
Digicel to launch Affordable Android-powered 4G Smartphone in May
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Digicel to launch Affordable Android-powered 4G Smartphone in May

Digicel is preparing to roll out an affordable smartphone offering to its Caribbean and Central American markets. The Digicel Smartphone DL600 will be powered by the Android mobile operating system, be capable of 4G speeds up to 7.2 mbps and cost not more than US$100. Digicel Smartphone DL600 The launch of its own branded smartphone is an interesting move by Digicel which now operates all over the Caribbean and is now expanding into Central America and the Pacific. However there are still many questions to be answered: Will it be compatible with Google's official app store? Will it support apps by developers in the region? Does the affordable cost come with a contract? Will this phone be the first of many Digicel branded phones? We look forward to bringing you more i...
How American and Canadian investors Plan to make money from the US$10 million Trade in Plastics and other Recyclables in Jamaica
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How American and Canadian investors Plan to make money from the US$10 million Trade in Plastics and other Recyclables in Jamaica

“[There] is a law that says, if you have a Plastic bottle you have to charge a deposit on it. Essentially the person selling has to take back the bottle. Once you do that, there is an economic incentive” Diana Macaulay of the Jamaica Environmental Trust interviewed by Erica Virtue, The Jamaica Gleaner, 2012AD Despite the pitfalls of the Scrap Metal Trade, especially as it relates to making Telecom Providers and JPS Co (Jamaica Public Service Company) targets of armed thugs looking for easy pickings, the GOJ (Government of Jamaica) has decided to eventually re-open the lucrative Scrap Metal Trade. LIME’s appeals to the GOJ with regards to theft of their Copper Cables for their Transmission system that powers their POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) combined with concerns expressed by the ...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...