Archive for April 22nd, 2007

Source (Japanese)

Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS ‘Windows Vista’ in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China. However after 2 weeks (Jan 19 to Feb 2) from launch Microsoft managed to sell a mere 244 copies of Windows Vista. Software piracy is rampant in the middle kingdom and a pirated version of Vista sells for a mere $1 on the streets. The following numbers are quoted by Windows Vista chief distributor in Bejing.


source: IOL

April 20 2007 at 12:19PM

By Wendy Jasson da Costa

South Africa’s commitment to fighting corruption has been called into question after a detailed international study found that it had failed to fully implement international anti-corruption conventions.

Eight other African countries – Algeria, Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda – have also been fingered in a study by the global civil society movement, Transparency International (TI).

The report indicated that all these countries had legal gaps regarding the regulations of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption and Related Offences.

However, when contacted for comment, the spokesperson for the department of public service and administration, Lewis Rabkin, on Thursday said they would do so only once they had obtained a copy of the report and studied its findings.

Transparency International said it [continue reading]

Original Press release from Transparency International