Kenyans Text Messaging Their Way to Jobs

In the rural parts of Kenya, jobseekers wishing to use the Internet used to have to travel long distances to the nearest town with a cyber cafe.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) – In the rural parts of Kenya, jobseekers wishing to use the Internet used to have to travel long distances to the nearest town with a cyber cafe.

That changed last year with the creation of OneWorld International, a Kenyan firm offering a mobile phone text messaging service that advertises jobs and allows candidates to apply from wherever they are.

SOURCE :Reuters
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Nigeria signs CDMA450 contract

China’s Huawei Technologies and Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications have signed a US$200 million agreement t….

China’s Huawei Technologies and Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications have signed a US$200 million agreement to deploy a nation-wide CDMA450 wireless access technology across Nigeria. China Development Bank will provide Nigeria with a loan of US$200 million for this project. Huawei Technologies has also committed to an additional US$20 million manufacturing investment in Nigeria.

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Saudis lash mobile users

SAUDI ARABIA, a kingdom known for its tough literal stand on Islamic law, has brought its interpretations of the religion into the 21st century.

From now on anyone caught using mobile camera phones to distribute pornography may face up to 1000 lashes, a 12-year jail term and a 100,000 riyal (about 10,000 pound) fine.

SAUDI ARABIA, a kingdom known for its tough literal stand on Islamic law, has brought its interpretations of the religion into the 21st century.

From now on anyone caught using mobile camera phones to distribute pornography may face up to 1000 lashes, a 12-year jail term and a 100,000 riyal (about 10,000 pound) fine.

This follows the case of three men sentenced to jail and up to 1,200 lashes each for orchestrating and filming the rape of a teenage girl using telephones equipped with cameras and distributing the footage via the telephones.

The law is likely to be backed by the conservative Muslim kingdom’s consultative 150-member Shura council.

The local papers consider the main focus of the law is to deal with the use of third generation (3G) mobile phones for “immoral” purposes. This ranges from receiving high-quality video clips from adult sites and the “invasion of privacy of women”. This invasion constitutes the taking snaps of unveiled women at weddings and so on.
Inquirer, UK
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Adobe to buy Macromedia

Adobe Systems today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Adobe Systems today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

Adobe has recently released version 2 of its market-leading digital content-creation application collection, Creative Suite – featuring Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, GoLive and Acrobat.

Macromedia’s software portfolio includes the Studio MX products Dreamweaver, Flash, FreeHand, and Fireworks. Other Mac products Director and Contribute.

Soon after the release of the Macintosh Apple bought 15 per cent of Adobe, and alongside Aldus PageMaker the two companies pioneered the desktop publishing revolution with the combination of Apple’s Mac graphical user interface and LaserWriter printers and Adobe’s PostScript font software.

In July 1989 Apple sold all 3,423,792 shares of its common stock holdings of Adobe, netting $79 million
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