BlackBerry Offering Digital Music Distribution Service for Independent Artists on BB10

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Description: Blackberry has “gone indie”, announcing a  partnership with Zimbalam, an indie music distributor. Together, Blackberry and Zimbalam hope to empower artists through a new mobile channel. Source: TechVibes Date: March 22nd, 2013 BlackBerry has partnered with Zimbalam, a global digital music distributor for developing and independent artists, to offer unsigned musicians “an easy and efficient way”… Read more »

Firefox maker Mozilla to launch smartphone operating system

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Description: Mozilla is making a bold attempt to build on their success of the Firefox web browser. Following suite with competitors Apple and Google, Mozilla has announced that they will be launching a new smartphone operating system. Source: The Guardian Date: February 22nd, 2013 Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox web browser, will on Sunday launch… Read more »

How Technology Democratized Development

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Description: Individuals in Africa are becoming more empowered and productive with the help of their mobile phones. Today, anyone anywhere can make a positive difference in their own – or somebody else’s – community. Source: BBC.com Date: September 7th, 2012 Twenty years ago, if you were information technology-literate and interested in international development, your options… Read more »