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Video games hit too close to home in Armenia, Bosnia

Video games hit too close to home in Armenia, Bosnia

Aug 29, 2012
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For many video-game players, the European wars of the 1990s may seem like ancient history. One new game, however, is aimed at players well aware that fighting continues in real life, and others are set in ethnically riven Bosnia, in what may be the latest trend in the gaming industry. Read More »

Crowd-sourced map takes aim at Serbia’s gun culture

Crowd-sourced map takes aim at Serbia’s gun culture

Aug 21, 2012
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In early September, gun control advocates in Serbia will launch an online crowd-mapping platform with the hope of challenging the preconceived notion of a gun culture in a country with one of the highest gun-ownership rates in the world. Read More »

The best 5 ideas will fight at SI Camp Moldova 2012!

The best 5 ideas will fight at SI Camp Moldova 2012!

Jul 26, 2012
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SICamp Moldova 2012 will take place this weekend. Out of 134 applicants, only 25 were selected to work in teams on five ideas of projects with social impact. Read More »

Polish media go Piano

Polish media go Piano

Jul 18, 2012
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In September, 42 Polish news websites will begin charging for their best online content in an attempt to gain revenue despite decreases in readership, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Bulgarian PM Boyko invites “Boykometer” creators for a chat

Bulgarian PM Boyko invites “Boykometer” creators for a chat

Jul 12, 2012
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A few days ago, the web site Politikat.net (The Politician; bg), created by prominent Bulgarian bloggers Komitata(Konstantin Pavlov) and Asen Genov, became the subject of the government’s attention. Komitata wrote about it here [bg]. Read More »

ElectBy returns for elections in Belarus

ElectBy returns for elections in Belarus

Jul 12, 2012
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ElectBy.org, an Ushahidi-based platform for monitoring electoral violations, has returned to Belarus after a 16-month absence. The platform, created on the eve of the 2010 elections, collected nearly 650 reports of irregularities by December 19. On election day, the website received more than 8,000 visitors. Read More »

Google takedown requests on the rise in Eastern Europe

Google takedown requests on the rise in Eastern Europe

Jul 5, 2012
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Google released its transparency report for 2011 last month, revealing that more governments in Eastern Europe were monitoring the online activity of their citizens than ever before. Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Hungary appeared again, while Ukraine and the Czech Republic are on the list for the first time.

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Skype gets an Uzbek interface, helps bridge digital divide

Skype gets an Uzbek interface, helps bridge digital divide

Jun 20, 2012
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The world’s most popular IP telephony and text messenger application now has an Uzbek interface thanks to an Uzbek blogger. Skype, which is not an open source platform, and whose official list of available languages had not been updated with the new language versions in almost two years, still permits anyone to extract the language file and localize the interface. Read More »

Moldova Startup Weekend features promising ideas

Moldova Startup Weekend features promising ideas

Jun 8, 2012
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Last weekend in Moldova, the second edition of Moldova Startup Weekend focusing on Mobile and Social Media apps was held. The winner of the first edition – Artur Gurău – will soon launch his social network for footballers. Read More »

Russian team uncovers Stuxnet on steroids

Russian team uncovers Stuxnet on steroids

Jun 3, 2012
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In 2009 a computer worm known today as Stuxnet began to tunnel through the networks of industrial programs around the world.

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Piano Media says Slovenia paywall a success so far

Piano Media says Slovenia paywall a success so far

Apr 6, 2012
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Piano Media’s national paywall, active for a year in Slovakia, has released their first month’s figures from the recent expansion into Slovenia. The paywall exceeded its goal of signing up 20,000 Slovenians, or 1 percent of the country, gaining 25,000 members and raising €26,000 in revenue. Read More »

Azerbaijan gets first locally made antivirus software

Azerbaijan gets first locally made antivirus software

Apr 5, 2012
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A new antivirus program called B.A.K.U has recently been recently released in Azerbaijan. It is the first software of its kind to be created in the country, according to Today.az. Read More »

Alaveteli: right-to-know software made easy

Alaveteli: right-to-know software made easy

Feb 27, 2012
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As interest has heightened across the region to launch freedom-of-information sites, one group is moving to make it infinitely easier to get such sites off the ground.

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Online 3D tours highlight Baku landmarks

Online 3D tours highlight Baku landmarks

Feb 24, 2012
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Users now can surf online and look at landmarks and different places of Baku via 3D photos and 3D views. Newly established Baku 3D project has created such an opportunity. Currently working in ten languages, it could be easily translated to any other with Google Translate. Read More »

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