PodTech Weekly: Tech Abroad, From India to Iran

December 9th, 2006 |
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2006 (PodTech News) — Recent headlines suggest that it’s getting harder and harder for citizens in Iran to visit Web sites like the open-source online encyclopedia Wikipedia and even the online home of The New York Times. An academic partnership between several universities is working to give open access to people stuck behind walls of Internet censorship. Clark Boyd reports on the OpenNet Initiative.

This week, Cisco Systems announced its intent to invest more heavily in its infrastructure in India. Tech companies are no stranger to India’s high tech hub in Bangalore, but what does Western tech’s presence mean to the people of Bangalore? Catherine Girardeau speaks with Stanford University Professor Margaret O’Mara about the impact of big business on the city, and the prospects for sustainable urban growth there.

This past week saw the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Auto Show. On hand, a record number of World or North American debuts. Matt Kelly was there to see how far design and technology have come since 1906.

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