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news20100924-1France Telecom is continuing its international growth drive with partners of the Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2) consortium to construct a submarine cable in the Indian Ocean.

Following the introduction of the LION network cable that linked Madagascar to the world through connections in Reunion Island Mauritius, this is second phase of France Telecom's Indian Ocean plan.

By Richard Boateng, PhD What are the elements of a good research paper? Most of often than not we face the dilemma in seeking answers for this question. Challenge is becomes pronounced when you begin to evaluate the different requirements of the diverse academic journals in information systems. So...

Google Search's logo todayGoogle celebrates its Birthday today, As the clock struck 12 the Google doodle changed and a cake with a candle and having name Google on it appears as Google doodle to celebrate the 12th Birthday of Google in the year 2010. All of you most certainly seen the doodle by now on the home page of Google.

Google is not only the biggest search giant but also it has become the part of our online searches and no doubt Google has changed the whole world and tied everyone into a single knot.

On the 23rd – 24th September 2010, The PearlRichards Foundation (www.pearlrichards.org), welcomes the youth and graduates of Ghana to the 2nd Ghana Youth and Graduates Conference 2010 (GGC 2010). This conference is a pre-conference towards the ECOWAS Youth and Graduates Conference which will be organized in Ghana in 2011.
The 2nd Ghana Youth and Graduates Conference 2010 is themed - "My Dream for Ghana". The objective of GGC 2010 is to explore the contributions to socio-economic development in Ghana (and Africa) from the perspective of undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and/or scholars in the early years of their professional careers. It will be a place for discourse and debate on novel approaches to building a better Ghana. The invited audience includes students, faculty, educators and government agencies concerned with education and business development.
GGC aims to create and promote a ‘space’ for communicating and nurturing unique ideas and concepts into sustainable projects or business enterprises which have a positive impact on society and future generations. The event will feature workshops on cyber crime and health care on the 23 September and a graduate forum on the 24 September. Graduates from Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda will be presenting novel concepts from their dissertations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Major attractions at the graduate forum include presentations from the graduates of the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre, the launch of PC Tech Magazine - Africa’s most contemporary technology magazine, and the launch of the Axxhira Chronicles, a project to give a voice to herbal medicine research.
GGC 2010 will be hosted at Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall, Accra, between 8.30 – 4.00pm on 23 and 24 September 2010.  The conference is sponsored by the PearlRichards Foundation and the Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre. Visit the conference website to read more: www.ghanagraduatesconference.com.

Conference_Photo1On the 23rd – 24th September 2010, The PearlRichards Foundation (www.pearlrichards.org), welcomes the youth and graduates of Ghana to the 2nd Ghana Youth and Graduates Conference 2010 (GGC 2010). This conference is a pre-conference towards the ECOWAS Youth and Graduates Conference which will be organized in Ghana in 2011. 

by Daily Monitor, Flavia Nalubega 1 September 2010 Kampala — A cybercrime prevention centre has been launched in Uganda to fight crime related to the misuse of the internet and such other technologies. Ms Josephine Nabukenya, the dean, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Makerere University, said: "According to a...

Steve JobsApple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple's highly anticipated product launch event on Wednesday.

Apple TV, which hasn't sold well and which Jobs has referred to as a "hobby," got a major revision. The new device is a quarter the size of the current model, fits in the palm of your hand, and sells for just $99 (UGX 200,000) -- much less than the (UGX 500,000) of the current model.

PC Tech Communications would like to inform esteemed readers of PC Tech Magazine that Issue 7 of will be released on Wednesday, 15th September 2010, not at the beginning of the month as has been the case. A few changes are being made to this “Special” issue, especially in...
Christian Owens. His age: 16. He made his first million dollars in two years, "inspired by Apple's CEO Steve JobsHis name: Christian Owens. His age: 16. He made his first million dollars in two years, "inspired by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs". This is how he did it.

The British teen—who lives in Corby, Northamptonshire—got his first computer age seven. Three years later he got a Mac and taught himself web design. Four years later—at age 14, in 2008—he started his first company. It was a simple site that some of you may know: Mac Bundle Box. The site was pretty, rooted into Apple's own design guidelines and style, but actually was even closer to MacHeist, which has done the same package-bundling price plan for a while now.

rimNEW YORK – BlackBerrys still fly off the shelves. They still convey the message that their owners mean business — that they’re people who are important enough to need e-mail access all the time.
But BlackBerrys are now being challenged by phones that say you can have your e-mail, and have fun, too.

Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry, revealed a new phone Tuesday, August 3rd, that says the company is still in the game, but it’s doing so by catching up to the competition rather than by breaking new ground.
The Torch will be RIM’s first device with both a touch screen and the BlackBerry’s signature full-alphabet keypad. It hits AT&T stores on Aug. 12 for $199 with a two-year contract.

Last month, PC Tech launched a new online platform, Digital Learning Africa, a tool for cataloguing online resources for educators and students on the African continent.

This initiative, developed in partnership with Pearl Richards Foundation (www.pearlrichards.org) underscores PC Tech’s commitment to supporting technology education in Africa, following an earlier launched initiative, PC Tech Educate, in which the company donates free copies of PC Tech magazine to libraries of various schools and institutions per month.