Archive for February, 2010

Dutch radio programme misses news on Sellaband site

February 27, 2010

I just listened to the Dutch radio programme Tros Radio online on Saturday afternoon 27 February with Internet guru Fransico  van Jole. They always have interesting news about internet. To my great surprise they had an item on the bankruptcy of the Sellaband investment site for music fans without knowing that German investors had taken over the site. I read this news in my newspaper de Volkskrant on p 22 of 25 February. Last night I checked the site and it was operating again, so I invested another 350 dollars in various bands.

I find it really shocking that an official radio programme about  internet could have missed this news. Or is checking facts not part of internet journalism anymore?

Solar power, electronics and mobile telephony bring water to Kenya villages

February 15, 2010

Telecommunications operator Safaricom’s M-PESA enables already 8.8 million subscribers in Kenya to send and receive money through their mobile phones. It also contributes to entirely new applications that can leverage this mobile payment system. ‘Computerised water’ is one of them. See the M-PESA YouTube video(more…)


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