Tech Sightings, February 5, 2014

Posted February 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Calling the Bluff on India’s Internet Penetration Hype

India’s mobile phone business is rapidly growing. But despite claims by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) that Internet access is becoming more inclusive, a closer look reveals more hype than reality in these claims.

Tech Start-Ups in Singapore – Cultural Challenges You’ll Face

Singapore start-up Zopim has built a successful business in online customer interaction. The company’s content manager talks with ZDNet about the general and cultural-specific challenges Zopim faced in Singapore.

Understanding Nintendo’s New “Quality of Life” Initiative

In a Q&A session, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata said his company wants to redefine entertainment as something that improves people’s quality of life in enjoyable ways that come from the power of applications.

From Windows to the Xbox: Bill Gates’ ‘Pioneering’ Impact

In the nearly four decades since he co-founded Microsoft, Bill Gates has defined computing for millions of people worldwide.

Google Doodle 4 Art Contest Gives Kids a Chance to Score a $30,000 Scholarship

As part of its Doodle 4 Google competition, Google will award a $30,000 scholarship to the winning artist and also give his or her school a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant.

How to Call Ransomware’s Bluff

Tips from PC Magazine’s Neil J. Rubenking to help you identify ransomeware and fight back.

Signs that You Have an Unhealthy Obsession With a Game

If your gaming is seriously interrupting your lifestyle, then you could be obsessed with games. Read on.

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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