Across Africa, more women are getting into the tech industry with the help of several non-profit groups that are equipping them with the necessary skills and means to get a foot in the door. But the male-dominated tech sector still makes it hard for these women to advance.
Farah Baker, a 16-year-old Gazan teenager, has been capturing the drama of the ongoing conflict between Hamas militants and Israel as war rages around her. Her tweets often include video clips, giving followers a glimpse of the war.
Maryland’s Orange Country District Attorney has convicted Lester Louis Huffmire and Petra Huffmire after police found two kids locked in a mobile home that lacked proper sanitary conditions and appropriate provisions while the couple played World of Warcraft.
The project, named FASTER, is a collaboration between Google and five Asian telecom firms to meet rising Internet use. Stretching from Japan to the United States, the fiber-optic cable will run 9,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean and will provide extensions to other Asian locations at a later time.
On August 12, 1981, the first IBM PC was launched. And while that doesn’t seem like such a long time, the man behind this marvel, Don Estridge, would be a proud man today.
China, which produces a dizzying volume of software every year and pirates what cannot be produced at home, has been challenging the way Western companies have been doing business both in its local markets and globally. And the growth rate of China’s software industry will soon alter the entire landscape.
Hitting that Facebook “like” button spins off related stories and more that you might not want on your page. Check out the results of this writer’s experiment with Facebook’s likes.