Digital technology is now at the centre of many important world events, impacting everything from politics to economics to culture. TECH 24 hosts Anelise Borges and Marc Edwards break it all down and explore the week’s key trends and technology news. Mondays at 4.45 pm.
Digital media played a central role in the 2011 Arab Spring and now, months later, youth from across the Arab world are telling their own stories using low-cost technologies. In Paris, the Yallah Film Festival recognized young film makers for their portrayal of the revolutions that transformed the Arab world.
The 2nd annual Paris gaming convention is getting underway in the French capital. An estimated +100,000 enthusiasts, developers and executives are expected to attend the show where one of the major attractions will be Ubisoft's launch of its newest title "Tintin." The French game-maker is teaming up with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson to produce the game.
Steve Jobs was a complicated man known for his legendary brilliance and a darker, less amiable temperament. While he was widely known to be a very difficult to work for he leaves behind a legacy of incredible products whose influence now extends far beyond Silicon Valley from India all the way to the Republic of Congo.
Facebook unveiled its most ambitious design make-over in years with the release features like 'Timeline' that rearranges the display of users personal posts. As with all major Facebook announcements, the new changes have been greeted with mixed reviews. Plus, the Angry Birds phenomenon and Finish game-maker Rovio has been able to build a market of 350 million users.
Research in Motion is a company in real trouble. The popularity of its once iconic BlackBerry mobile devices is falling at an alarming rate. Profits, market share and overall excitement for the brand are all down sharply. RIM is now placing its bets on a new BlackBerry operating system and the largest roll-out of new devices in the company's history.