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Photos: LIME Jamaica iPhone 4 Launch and hAPPy Hour
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Photos: LIME Jamaica iPhone 4 Launch and hAPPy Hour

LIME has launched the iPhone 4 in Jamaica and the other Caribbean Markets it operates in. The super sleek and stylish smartphone from Apple which features such as video calling, HD video recording and a gorgeous retina display is one of the most popular phones in the world. LIME becomes the second mobile operator in Jamaica to offer the iPhone 4 and as of today is reflected on Apple's website as an official carrier in Jamaica. Interested in getting an iPhone on LIME's 3G network? Check out the pricing details for the iPhone 4 in Jamaica. Geezam.com took a peak into one of LIME's hAPPy Hour events at their Half Way Tree road branch location that coincided with the launch of the iPhone - Photos below for your viewing pleasure as well as a press release after the jump. ...
ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business
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ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business

Despite stories within the local and international media that seem to paint Jamaica's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in a bad light, there are great things happening within the industry - some being powered by Grassroots Communities such as Slashroots, ICT4D Jamaica, the Jamaica Design Association, and Kingston Beta; while others are being powered by persons within the public sector, as well as private sector companies. The Good News The latest good news within Jamaica's ICT sector comes in the form of  the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day – ICT Policy Conference. This conference is organized and will be hosted by The Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI), is scheduled to be held for the period May 17-18, 2011 at the Ex...
Google I/O 2011 conference Overview of Major Announcements
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Google I/O 2011 conference Overview of Major Announcements

For the last couple years the tech industry has looked forward to an annual two day event put on by Google at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The event is called Google I/O Developers Conference and this is where Google showcases what is has been up. Google I/O 2011 as expected focused heavily on Android. The open source operating system with Google as it's overseer has risen to great heights since it revealed it's clunky head not that long ago and is reported to have been activated on 100 million devices worldwide with 400,000 new activations every day. Mix that in with over 200,000 applications available and almost 5 billion app downloads to date and you have a heavyweight of a platform that is open and free that rivals the closed system from Apple and it's iOS devices. ...
Slash Roots (/Roots) Developer Conference
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Slash Roots (/Roots) Developer Conference

Creating a technology industry that drives innovation and a community responsive to global trends cannot occur in a vacuum. In today's world, specific institutional support systems produce the technical resources that drive business and competitiveness. The ./roots Developer Conference is about creating and fostering those support systems within the Jamaican context. The conference reflects the goal of its parent group, Slash Roots - to foster collaborative innovation within the Jamaican developer and technology communities that is relevant to, and informed by, the needs of the private and public sectors. Slash Roots is a newly formed group of young tech developers and enthusiasts who have dedicated themselves to ICT development, guided by the belief that increased technological innovat...
JAMPRO’s new interactive web-based Investment Map Launched
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JAMPRO’s new interactive web-based Investment Map Launched

As part of JAMPRO’s ongoing efforts to extend its marketing reach, attract more investors and land greater foreign direct investment (FDI), the agency has launched an interactive online Investment Map that conveniently provides pictorial views and data on key infrastructure, investment projects, lands for development and natural resources. The Investment Map, which is powered by Mona GeoInformatics Institute’s 1Map framework built atop the Google map platform, was unveiled at JAMPRO’s Trafalgar Road office on February 3 to a gathering comprised of public and private sector stakeholders as well as the media. The Hon. Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce – the parent ministry of JAMPRO, described the Investment Map as an excellent example of applied technology and a ...
Photos: JAMPRO’s Investment Map Launch
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Photos: JAMPRO’s Investment Map Launch

On Thursday February 3rd 2011, JAMPRO launched an interactive online Investment Map that conveniently provides pictorial views and data on key infrastructure, investment projects, lands for development and natural resources. The Geezam.com Team attended the launch and would like to share the following photographs. Click Here for full details of the Investment Map Launch.
LIME Mobile TV launches in Jamaica
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LIME Mobile TV launches in Jamaica

As I (and apparently half of Jamaica) suspected LIME Jamaica officially launched their Mobile TV service in a glitzy event broadcast live on CVMtv, REtv, SportsMax and via the internet. The new service which is the first of it's kind in the Caribbean will officially be available on Monday December 13th 2010 as LIME positions themselves to take advantage of the Christmas season and gain an advantage over their competitors. At the show it was reveiled by LIME executives that the service will cost $250 per week which is a limited time introductory rate. The 30 minute broadcast became with various short skits and spoofs of popular local and international television programs as well as taking a few shots at their competition in the mobile market in Jamaica - Claro and Digicel. the "GG" refer...
Digicel Consumer Electronics Show 2010
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Digicel Consumer Electronics Show 2010

For a this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which theme was "A Passion for Inovation" which we were informed means that they would have been concentrating on products/technology of the future. The majority of what I saw on display was current technology, overall it pretty much seemed focused on technology available today and yesterday than anything else with a touch of real innovation here and there. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wasn't much of a CES but more like a Consumer Show due to its lack of real tech presence and tech variety but instead what it had to offer was a repetition of the same type of technologies and in an instance the same store all together. Why would I want to see two to three companies displaying relatively the same technology? (more…)