Daily Snippets for Tuesday.

Today we bring news of Rwanda dealing with Fibre problems, Google back in China, Companies possibly paying for your personal data and more!

Have a look..

80% of Rwanda’s fibre optic cable laid

Africans getting online. Now that we can get behind. That South Africa is quickly falling farther and farther behind the rest of Africa is a shame, but expected given the parastatals mismanagement of the local loop infrastructure.

Read about Rwanda dealing with fibre optic shortage at Busiweek.com

Google reaffirms commitment to China

In July China blinked. After a row about Chinese based cyber attacks Google made a decision to stop redirects from Google.cn to their censored pages. China made all manner of threats and yet in July they renewed Googles Internet Content Provider License.

Today Google reaffirmed their commitment to China. It seems that bullies respond to strength after all…

Read about it over at Google.com

Microsoft software head Ray Ozzie resigns

The guy who brought Microsoft to the Cloud has resigned.

What more can I say, the designer of Lotus Notes resigns as Software Head for MS, and Microsoft is not looking for a replacement.

Read more at BBC.co.uk

Personal data could become commodity

So companies are going to have to pay you for your personal data that they mine? Oh hellz yeah, where do I sign up?

Read about this proposal over at BBC.co.uk

The place where crazy inventors create your future

Yes, those cartoonish wacky inventors exist. No, they do not have basement labs chock full of the latest technology. They hang out at large universities instead, like MIT.

BBC tells the story of one of the most exciting places to be right now, read about it HERE

Linux Replacing Windows In Data Centers…

…with people who are already using Linux somewhere. The Linux foundation has a survey out where they show how Linux growth in the Data Centre will grow over the coming years.

Informationweek has the story HERE, brace for a Microsoft riposte soon.

The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

Tablet computing is here to stay, and Linux on the Tablet is getting better and gaining popularity. Over at ITWorld.com Brian Proffitt has an insightful look at how useful these devices are in the real world.

Read it at ITWorld.com

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