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burma

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Myanmar or Burma? Apple's dictionary had an opinion

Language Log notes that Apple's Dictionary program (v. 1.02 running in Tiger) gave an interesting pronunciation for "Myanmar:" It's pronounced "Burma."

By June 7, 2008

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Amid political protests, Net shut off in Burma

Military government is suspected of restricting access and disconnecting cell phone lines, as gun-toting troops seek to suppress ongoing demonstrations by civilians and monks.

By September 28, 2007

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Cisco to open tech training academies in Myanmar

After joining Google, HP, Intel, and Microsoft in a delegation to the Southeast Asian country, Cisco pledges to set up training centers to help teach locals tech skills.

By March 7, 2013

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Solar Impulse 2 aims for round-the-world flight

The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.

By April 9, 2014

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Google's Schmidt to preach Internet gospel in Myanmar

His controversial North Korea junket behind him, Eric Schmidt heads to a country that Reporters Without Borders last year listed as an "enemy of the Internet."

By March 15, 2013

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Myanmar's first non-government phone carrier, Ooredoo, goes live

The Qatar-based phone company is the first to open for business since the Asian country's military dictatorship dissolved three years ago.

By August 6, 2014

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Tech makes inroads in Myanmar

Since the military dictatorship ended three years ago, smartphones and more have been gaining momentum in Myanmar. But it's still very early days.

By July 6, 2014

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Gmail of journalists in Myanmar said to be hacked

Google warns reporters in the Southeast Asian country that "state-sponsored attackers" possibly spied on their e-mails. The Myanmar government denies the allegation.

By February 11, 2013

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Meet the 'Corporate Enemies of the Internet' for 2013

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.

By March 11, 2013

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Talking about a revolution

The rent-a-crowd shouting "the price of inks stinks" may have made more noise, but the protesters demanding the freeing of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi were more worthy of our attention.

By September 21, 2007