Venezuela Day: BlackBerry, Twitter & Crime Fighting

On 5th of July 1811, Venezuela was officially declared free of its Spanish colonists. Of course, there is no way IDG Connect can begin to compete with all the fun and festivities taking place. However, to mark its significance, we have produced a summary of some of our key Venezuelan tech highlights from 2014:

The End of BlackBerry’s Reign? Despite the importance of BBM this article looks at why Venezuelans are turning away from their former darling. 

Why’s There a Twitter Revolution? These two articles look at how Twitter featured in the recent protests and address Nicolas Maduro’s unique approach to this famous micro-blogging platform.

Can Apps Fight Crime? The BlackBerry version of this app was downloaded 22,000 times in one week alone. This article looks at the phenomenon and allows you to judge for yourself.


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