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IT and Communications in Bulgaria

Bulgaians Fight For Their Rights to Read Books Online

There was an article at BoingBoing.net last year, but I refer to it now, as today Portal.bg has published a Dnevnik daily article (note: in Bulgarian) about the problems Bulgarian face when they try to read/download books online, including books … Continue reading

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France Telecom will provide 100 Mbps to home users

My colleague Patrick Vande Walle writes about it. The French newspaper Le Monde reports that the incumbent operator France T?l?com will start deploying 100 Mbit/s Internet connections to the home in the Paris area, starting next March. Its competitor, Free, … Continue reading

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Web usage in Bulgaria – Another View on the Internet Users

My good friends and colleagues from Market Test have provided me with a presentation given by Ivaylo Bogomilov last week. It shows full data about Internet users in Bulgaria. I believe these trends give good idea where Bulgaria was, where … Continue reading

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European Day of the Enterpreneur

I got an invitation to go to the opening of the European Day of the Enterpreneur on November 7th, at the Inter Expo Centre in Sofia. Here’s some information about this event. The European Day of the Entrepreneur is an … Continue reading

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Internet Access and Usage in Bulgaria

This is part of a presentation I made in Johannesburg, South Africa, earlier this year, at the iWeek. I’ve added some recent data after that. What is interesting, is the way Bulgaria has developed its Internet access. Yesterday I saw … Continue reading

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Bulgaria elected Georgi Parvanov for President

Yesterday, during the 2nd round of elections, Bulgaria elected incumbent President Georgi Parvanov for his second term. This is the first time in the last 17 years (after the fall of socialism) when the incumbent wins re-election. Mr. Parvanov made … Continue reading

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IT investments, Bulgaria and the world

Joi Ito was in Bulgaria in the last few days, and gave a number of speeches – one at the Sofia University, and two with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). On the breakfast with the AmCham Board we had … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister starts his blog, meets Paul Twomey and Joichi Ito, and uses CreativeCommons!

Today the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Mr. Ivailo Kalfin, met with ICANN‘s President/CEO Paul Twomey and Joichi Ito. The big news: The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry moved all of its content under CreativeCommons License 2.5 attribution. The Minister started a blog at … Continue reading

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Bulgaria prepares new Telecommunications Act

Bulgarian Agency for Information Technologies and Communications has announced a two-week public discussion period for the new Telecommunications Law. Its original name is “Law for electronic services”, and is in accordance with the latest European acquis in the field. The … Continue reading

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Joi Ito is coming to Bulgaria

My colleague and very good friend Joi Ito is coming to Bulgaria. He will have a public lecture at the Sofia University on October 25th, at 5:30 p.m., at Auditorium 65. Here’s what the ICANN web site says about him: … Continue reading

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