At BlackBerry, a New Strategy Emerges

The dilapidated smartphone pioneer has inked a dozen deals that will see BBM preloaded on a bunch of Android handsets in emerging markets.
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As Egypt Erupts in Political Tumult, Twitter Translates High-Profile Tweeters

Twitter’s translation experiment continues as the Middle East undergoes major political upheavals.
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Yahoo’s Head of Middle East and Africa Departs for New Social TV Startup Aimed at Emerging Markets

A new venture is aimed at the growing mobile viewership in the Middle East and Africa.
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Someone May Have Tweeted Warnings Ahead of Syrian Internet Outage

Also, 700 Syrian domain names were seized last month.
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Syrian Internet and Phone Blackout Enters Second Day

Faults in fiber optic cables, the government says.
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Syria Has Dropped Off the Internet, Again

A second countrywide outage in the war-torn country.
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Global Platform Head Carroll Departs Yahoo for Go Daddy, While Yahoo News Head Leaves for NBC

An internationalization exec and key news exec take their skills elsewhere.
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Egyptian Court Gives YouTube A Time Out Over Controversial Film

An Egyptian court orders YouTube blocked for a month.
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Google and Boston Consulting Group Partner for a Study of a Potential New Internet Economy

Two years after the Arab uprisings, the Internet is quietly and increasingly growing as a central platform of economic development around the globe.
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Baidu Builds a Mobile Browser for Emerging Markets, and Gets Orange to Pre-Install It

Baidu and Orange are announcing today a mobile browser partnership designed to address users in Africa and the Middle East.
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Syria Has Disappeared From the Internet