Monthly Archives: August 2007

Thailand Lifts YouTube Ban

Breaking news from Bangkok’s The Nation

Ban on YouTube lifted after deal
Website to block clips offensive to Thais or that break Thai law
Published on August 31, 2007

The government yesterday lifted its ban on the YouTube website after the site’s management agreed to block any video clips deemed offensive to Thai people or those that violate Thai law.

Information and Communications Technology Minister

Categories: asia, regions

Games for Health 2007 Competition Winners

Yesterday, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced the winners of its 2007 Games for Health competition. $30,000 has been awarded in 3 categories – game prototypes, general storyboard, and student storyboard.

Prototype: Neuromatrix, submitted by Morphonix of Sausalito, Calif. Award: $20,000
A game targeting adolescents, it “takes the players through a series of short movies and games where they participate in a brain exam and

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Categories: tools

World Bank’s Learning Network Infrastructure

This month’s issue of Baseline Magazine has an excellent overview of World Bank’s information and communication technology related activities, infrastructure, and budget. (Warning: Don’t blame me if your eyes pop and jaws drop at the numbers mentioned in there.)

The article spans about 12 pages, so for those of you who do not want to read it in its entirety, here is the gist:


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Categories: africa, asia, middle east, regions, resources
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    (Guest blog by Heather A. Moore)

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