Yearly : 2013

24 Dec

So you think your 10-year-old is ready for a mobile phone?

by Anirudh Sharma

My 10-year-old son is going on a school trip from Doha to Switzerland for a week soon. This is the first time he’ll be away for such a long duration and he’s a bit worried about getting lost in an unfamiliar city without his parents. So, he’s asking me and my wife to get him […]

11 Dec

Our Top 10 Tech Stories, Dec 2013

by Damian Radcliffe

After a brief hiatus over the summer, our series of monthly Top 10 Tech stories is back! Each month we identify the biggest – and some of the more unusual – technology based stories from the past four weeks, and share them with you. This issue has been produced by my new colleague Shahd Dauleh and was […]

01 Dec

Richard Adler: Broadband Blueprint Leads To Rapid Change

by William Nestor

The astonishing pace of development of modern information and communications technologies is profoundly changing all sectors of society and the way in which we live our daily lives. Individuals and organizations alike are relying on modern infrastructure and services to an extent that was hard to even imagine just a few years ago. Evidence that […]

28 Nov

Blair Levin: Broadband new table-stakes for a successful economy

by Anirudh Sharma

Indeed, being connected is the essential element in modern society, conferring broad social and economic benefits. And that connection is possible with high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections. Without broadband infrastructure and services, developing countries risk being left out from flourishing global digital economy. Qatar’s National Broadband Plan, scheduled to be launched at an international-level symposium on […]

20 Nov

Let’s cull the trend of digital media rumors

by Anirudh Sharma

I’m sure you’ll nod in approval if someone asked you about having encountered a hoax or a fake image on social media. The phenomenon has existed since 1934 when Colonel Robert Wilson supposedly snapped a photograph of the Loch Ness monster but in our times of instant communication and news-sharing the Sphinx of hoaxes and digital […]