Romania

IT guys pinpoint exact location of Spamalot

Jul 25, 2013

Belarus has grabbed the dubious honor of being the biggest worldwide source of spam per capita, according to the BBC. Data from the Cloudmark security firm flagged 27 percent of Belarusian IP addresses as known sources of spam, with Romania in second place at 22 percent.

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Tragedy ignites online friendship between Romanians and Montenegrins

In one of the most tragic road accidents ever seen in Montenegro, 18 Romanian nationals lost their lives and 29 were injured on June 23, 2013 when a Romanian bus full of tourists ran off the Grlo bridge 30 kilometers away from the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica into a 40-meter-deep ravine of the Morača canyon.

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New app warns Romanian drivers of upcoming potholes

Apr 30, 2013

Although a solution to Romania’s endemic road problems is still nowhere in sight, a team of Romanian IT specialists has come up with an app for mobile phones that allows drivers to avoid potholes. Read More »

Wikimedia turns to contest to boost photo bank

Oct 1, 2012

Participants worldwide are uploading their photos of local monuments to Wikimedia commons as part of Wiki Loves Monuments a global photography contest that aims to crowdsource high quality images for the online encyclopedia. Read More »

Romanian police nab Anonymous hacktivists

May 31, 2012

Police in Romania say they have broken up a Romanian branch of the global hacking collective known as Anonymous, according to Mediafax.ro.

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Romanian youth launches model shuttle into space

Mar 20, 2012

Raul, a Romanian teen, has sent the American space shuttle into space once more.  How?  Using a Lego replica.

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Anonymous stage more attacks on Romanian websites

Feb 29, 2012

Following up an earlier wave of attacks on Romanian websites, the hacking group Anonymous defaced and temporarily disabled the sites of several government agencies and the International Monetary Fund’s Romanian mission over the past week, Balkan Insight reports. Read More »

Google Street View coming to Bulgaria

Feb 27, 2012

It looks like Bulgaria is the next country for Google’s team to photograph for its Street View project.   Read More »

Romanian startup Summify bought by Twitter

Feb 1, 2012

The web-based startup Summify, created by two Romanians, has been bought up by Twitter, according to Romania Insider.  Summify announced the news on their blog last week and said they were relocating to Twitter’s offices in San Francisco from their current base in Vancouver. Read More »

The digital counter-revolution

Jan 16, 2012

Digitization, hyped as the savior of Eastern European TV, instead is bringing us more of the same old thing. (From Transitions Online) Read More »

Restart Romania featured on HuffPo

Dec 15, 2011

Last month we brought you news of the the RestartRomania project, a project by TechSoup to help several projects by Romanian citizens to find new ways to implement socia media to tackle some of the country’s biggest issues. Read More »

Romania uses social media to confront apathy

Nov 16, 2011

Activists and civil society participants in Romania are coming up with innovative ways of combatting problems they see in their communities. A recent blog post on Tech Soup Global talks about what seems to have been a really productive competition called Restart Romania. The competition, organized  by Tech Soup Romania, was designed to find, develop and support a few of the best ideas. Read More »

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