innovative technology

Russian government edits Wikipedia page on Flight MH17

Russian government edits Wikipedia page on Flight MH17

Jul 22, 2014
No Comments Yet

A Russian government official has been accused of editing the Russian-lanugage version of the MH17 Wikipedia page.

Malaysian Airline Flight, MH17, was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, 17 July. The flight was on a scheduled run from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed, killing all 298 people onboard. In recent days, the focus has shifted from the crash itself to the topic of who is responsible. As the world started pointing fingers at Russia, President Putin immediately placed the blame on the Ukrainian military. Read More »

Innovators welcome at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum

Innovators welcome at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum

Jul 7, 2014
No Comments Yet

Nearly 2,500 media and communication professionals from around the world gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany from 30 June-2 July for the Deutsche Welle’s annual Global Media Forum.

This year’s conference, “From Information to Participation: Challenges for the Media,” featured panels and workshops focused on practical approaches to adjusting industry standards and practices to meet the needs of an increasingly global audience and market. Read More »

Czech IT potential up and coming among OECD countries

Czech IT potential up and coming among OECD countries

Jun 11, 2014
No Comments Yet

In a presentation at the American Embassy in Prague on 5 June 2014, Lucie Kelblova presented data from the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) as part of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an organisation which serves to promote economic development and cooperation between member countries. Read More »

Youth@Work in Moldova

Youth@Work in Moldova

May 20, 2014
No Comments Yet

Youth in Moldova are taking the future into their own hands. It started with the United Nations Development Group’s decision to launch Post-2015 Dialogues on Implementation into 50 countries. Then, the UNDP, Emerson College’s Engagement Lab and the National Youth Council of Moldova formed a coalition to tackle the issue of development in Moldova. Read More »

Move over, Berlin: Poland is the new playground for tech startups

Move over, Berlin: Poland is the new playground for tech startups

Apr 24, 2014
No Comments Yet

You’re an entrepreneur, and you want to found a startup. You have an idea that’s sophisticated, adventurous, and could even develop a brand new business model for the tech world. If you could found your startup anywhere in the world, where would it be? San Francisco, Tel Aviv, New York, Berlin?

How about Poland?

Read More »

So long, Mr. Durov, and thanks for all the fish

So long, Mr. Durov, and thanks for all the fish

Apr 22, 2014
No Comments Yet

This post is part of RuNet Echo, a Global Voices project to interpret the Russian language internet.

After more than a year of rumors, the stockholders of Russia’s largest online social network, Vkontakte, have finally fired founder and CEO Pavel Durov. Read More »

Russia warns of legal hassles for Bitcoin users

Russia warns of legal hassles for Bitcoin users

Mar 7, 2014
No Comments Yet

Russian users of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies could be prosecuted for money laundering and financial terrorism, the Russian central bank said 27 January, Bloomberg reports. Read More »

Chronicles of Euromaidan: digging into the social media

Chronicles of Euromaidan: digging into the social media

Feb 14, 2014
No Comments Yet

“One morning, after the dissolution of the student protests on Maidan, we woke up in another country,”  said Pavlo Pedenko, one of the creators of Maidan Chronicles, as he explained the pretext of the idea to build a platform that preserves and gathers all the data from social media related to the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. Read More »

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

Feb 7, 2014
No Comments Yet

Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the “true costs” of the Olympic preparations in Sochi. Read More »

Robot helps Zagreb scientists communicate with autistic kids

Robot helps Zagreb scientists communicate with autistic kids

Jan 29, 2014
No Comments Yet

Croatian researchers are using a robot to diagnose autism in children, RFE reports.

Read More »

Russians will get access to electronic services with new ID cards

Russians will get access to electronic services with new ID cards

Dec 11, 2013
No Comments Yet

Russia states that replacement of internal passports with new ID cards would give more than 120 million Russians access to electronic services, Itar-Tass reports. These services might include obtaining certificates and statements from public offices, online registration at the place of residence and electronic voting. After the introduction of electronic ID cards, citizens will be able to complete all of these procedures online instead of standing in queues for hours at public offices.

Read More »

  • Twitter feed loading...