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Comment: Developing Countries (Score 5, Informative) 280

by WoKKiee (#46322341) Attached to: Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

I'm a South African and most of my friends and family use WhatsApp. In South Africa, as in many other developing countries, SMS text messages are expensive and WhatsApp is used to save costs. BlackBerries are also (still) popular here - free BBM was a main reason for its popularity. WhatsApp's cross-platform capability (iOS, Android, BB and even Symbian) makes is a very attractive option.

Please see the article below:
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/...

Star Wars Prequels

Sony To Encase Half the Star Wars: Galaxies Servers In Carbonite 140

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-nobody's-coming-to-save-them dept.
Impy the Impiuos Imp writes "Sony is apparently merging out of existence half its Star Wars: Galaxies servers. In spite of a number of innovative features (three health bars, choreograph-able dancing, music you can coordinate between several players, 'your own R2 unit and 3PO,' programmable droids, and so on), a complete overhaul of the combat system, designed to simplify it and make it more action-oriented, actually drove away more people than it attracted. It soon thereafter retired to that great, Sony one-fee-for-all stable of aging and also-rans in the sky. Still on life support, it was preceded in death by Sony foster brother The Matrix Online."

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