CNET: Apple’s planning to make its app store available in more countries, pledging that developers will be able to sell their programs for the iPhone and iPad in 177 countries or regions by the end of the year. Click here to read more (external link).
France24: One fast-food restaurant in Afghanistan recently made a buzz by employing a robot as a waiter. Many customers duly headed to the Times Restaurant in Kabul to see this high-end tech in action. Interestingly, just by having this robot in Afghanistan’s capital as a waiter has highlighted some of the concerns among the country’s
Quartz: Since its inception in 2003, Roshan has grown to become the biggest telecoms operator in Afghanistan, and the superlatives don’t stop there. It is also the only B Corporation in Afghanistan. The B Corp designation means the company has adopted globally recognized business standards that encompass a lot of what it does—the community it’s striving
1TV: Afghan government has included a project to build a nuclear laboratory in the draft of 2020 national budget. The project is expected to cost 41 million afghanis and is among 11 large projects in the budget proposal. Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran for cooperation on nuclear energy as a delegation from Afghanistan Atomic
NYT: WhatsApp has proliferated in the highest echelons of the Afghan government — as well as among the Taliban. In the last five years, WhatsApp has become second only to Facebook as a way for Afghans to communicate with one another, and with the outside world. The app, which is owned by Facebook, has now also fully
1TV: Addressing a press conference in Kabul, Minister [Telecommunications and IT] Shahzad Gul Aryoubi said that Facebook is being misused in Afghanistan, as he cited harassment, insulting and publishing private photos and videos of others. He said that creating accounts should be based on documents and that all fake accounts should be blocked. Click here to
Power Technology: Global technology company Siemens has received an order from Bayat Power to supply SGT-A45 mobile unit for the Bayat Power Phase 1 project in Afghanistan. Equipped with an aero-derivative gas turbine, the SGT-A45 mobile unit has the capacity to generate up to 41MW, enough to power approximately 200,000 homes in the region.The gas-fired power
New York Media: In urban centers, young men — and it is virtually all young men — work as content dealers (in Dari, Afghanistan’s main language, it’s called the somewhat more ambiguous Computer kar, or “computer worker”). At the most basic level, a Sneakernet micro-business might consist simply of a plastic stool, an old laptop, and
Tolo News: The all-girl Afghan robotics team returned home on Sunday after wrapping up a successful tour of Mexico. “We won the safety award from among 25 awards, the competition was among 175 countries,” said one member of the robotics team Lida Azizi. Click here to read more (external link).