i4d Weekly Newsletter, 7 - 14 September, 2007
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NEWS


AGRICULTURE
Filipino Farmers turn into Internet surfers
Reuters ready to give Agri-info to rural India


e-COMMERCE
UBI plans to implement biometric ATMs in rural masses


e-GOVERNANCE
Indian Govt. approves e-Governance programme for 323 cities
Kenya drafted legislation to fast track Electronic Commerce
Haryana (India) goes for e-Tendering
3 new e-services launched to enhance customer service efficiency in U.A.E
eGov Financial System for NDMC launched
Dubai eGovernment and Etisalat in Strategic Partnership
Brunei Ministry signs contract for supply of an e-Custom computer system


EDUCATION
Makerere University of Africa to charge ICT fee
Kerala student give IT practicals on open platform
New Centennial University of Dubai integrates higher education with Nortel Solutions
TIFR launches e-learning website based on Wiki concept
Hughes, Comat offer virtual classrooms to rural CET candidates
AMSI Teams with Nortel to Boost school WiFi broadband mobility and multimedia capabilities


GENERAL
New website on climate change created by UNWTO
UNESCO hosts meeting on improving water management in cities across the world


HEALTH
Nurses go wireless in Essen
Telemedicine set to SMS blood pressure report to doctor
UMC adds 3 hospitals to provide telemedicine services
Telemedicine: Boon for rural India


LIVELIHOODS
Indian Entrepreneurs Selected for Rural Innovation Funding
Mobiles for the poorest of the poor in Africa


m-SERVE
Trai allow cable operators to offer IPTV
Sony pacts with Star for ticket-booking, banking on mobiles
DoT, defence finalise MoU for spectrum in India
Terranet comes out with new mobile handsets
Koreans pay highway tolls via mobile phones


OPEN SOURCE
Eudora email program is now open source


SME
Cisco to target SMBs of Jaipur (India)
ICT Industry pushes Thailand to become ICT hub


TECHNOLOGY
A new vision for electronic books
Peru gets emergency telecommunications devices from ITU


TELECENTRE
Qualcomm expands its wireless reach in India
Ericsson and Columbia's Earth Institute join forces to empower Millennium
Villages through communications

Computer service centres in Hoogly, West Bengal


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
FSOs are in demand for telecommunications


WIRELESS
Germany warns citizens to avoid using Wi-Fi
Internet Postman comes to Orissa, India

INTERVIEW
Name: Ranjit K Maiti
Publish Date: 05 August 2007
Location: New Delhi
Interviewer: Shambhu Ghatak

ANNOUNCEMENT
Young Social Entrepreneursí Forum @ GK3
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Date: 11-13 December 2007

IFC and FT's Essay Competition Encourages Innovation
Organisations: Rural Marketing Agencies Association of India (RMAAI) & NASSCOM
Last Date: September 30, 2007

UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication $ 20,000
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France
Date: 26 to 28 March 2008

EVENTS
Digital Asia e-Gov Summit (DAEG07)
27-28 November, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Biomedical Asia 2008
14-17 April 2008
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Mobile Content World Asia 2008
25-27 April 2008
Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre - Singapore

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