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Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time
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Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time

The World Wide Web Foundation, established by Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has today unveiled plans for its 2013 Web Index, with Jamaica included for the first time. The Web Index - which will be released on 22 November 2013 - is the world’s first measure of how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic impact in countries around the globe. Jamaica’s inclusion will allow its citizens, government and civil society organisations to understand the use and impact of the Web in Jamaica, how it compares to global and regional counterparts, and how best to harness it for future social and economic benefit. First released in 2012 to critical acclaim, the Web Index takes the format of a country ranking. Last year, Sweden topped the list, followed by the USA and the UK, with Burkin...
Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announces Huawei Ascend P2 as Samsung debuts Tizen OS
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Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announces Huawei Ascend P2 as Samsung debuts Tizen OS

The Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC) Kicked off on Monday February 25th 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. It the show everyone’s been waiting for as it’s the Telecom Worlds showcase of the latest and greatest smartphone and Tablet product launches for the Telecoms Equipment Supplier World. An already, even before the official show gets underway, there’s been a few revelations, mainly from Samsung, Huawei and Mozilla. Samsung has already announced the Galaxy Note 8, a 7" Google Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean smackdown response to the Apple's iPadMini. It's packing the big guns with a 1.6GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM. It also sports the usual gimmickry associated with Android Tablets such as an SD Card Slot a home button, and S-Pen stylus support. Not sure if this is just Samsung blowing off steam...
Undersea Cables keep the Caribbean connected to the World Wide Web
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Undersea Cables keep the Caribbean connected to the World Wide Web

Ever wondered what the undersea cable network connecting the world to the internet looked like and where the cables were all located? Greg Mahlknecht from Durban in South Africa has been busy putting together a map of all the undersea cables are using information on the internet. The project is still a work in progress but looking at the cables displayed on a map of the world gives a new understanding of the "world wide web" and how connected to it we all are. I took the time to focus more on the Caribbean section of the map and found that we are well connected to the web with high speed cables connecting Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, South America, Central America, Florida and the Lesser Antilles. Interestingly, according to the map so far, no undersea cable connect to Haiti and only...
My views on Nokia World 2010
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My views on Nokia World 2010

Well every techie and phone enthusiast out there in the world(notice that I said "the world" not USA) should have heard about Nokia's biggest event for the year; Nokia World.  In past years Nokia fans would eagerly await this event with the prospect of seeing the best smartphone in the world for the next year or so unveiled. While things have changed a bit since those times the eager anticipation is still there with alot of persons betting on the moment as Nokia's counterattack against it's growing smartphone rivals. How was Nokia World though? Well I was not at the gathering but did manage to watch the event on Nokia's blog and gathered some insight from what I saw and experienced from that video. A more aggressive approach Everybody should agree that the big N's previous events wer...
Twitter’s Special FIFA World Cup Page
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Twitter’s Special FIFA World Cup Page

Twitter's has unveiled a new FIFA World Cup page that allows fans of the World Cup to stay connected to action using the micro-blogging service. The page located at http://twitter.com/worldcup made from live widgets, the Top Tweets algorithm, and real-time search put together on one page. Twitter users can easily click on the flag of a team to see the date and times of each of that team's matches, their opponents and to follow live tweets happening all over the world related to that match. There are also special flags and icons for each of the 32 teams participating at the tournament being held in South Africa that can be used by adding special hastags to tweets like #worldcup, #Arg,  #Eng, #Rsa and many more. These special images are only viewable using Twitter's web interface howeve...