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Do You Know The Name of the First Caribbean Social Network and Who Started it?

For the next couple of months as our 10th Anniversary unfolds, we will be sharing with you a bit of Caribbean Tech History, Caribbean Internet History. You can look for it every Tuesday and Thursday here on our blog and also on Instagram. Over the next few weeks we will be taking some Caribbean Tech History form blogs we wrote from 2007. We know you are going to enjoy it, share it and comment on it all. So happy to have you taking this journey with us. And so with that, here is the first one. Having read that, let it sink in. Yes, Rodney started CaribbeanMassive.com in 2004. That was the year Facebook only had 1 million active users. CaribbeanMassive was like a Caribbean Facebook and even had videos back too. It stayed in the market for years before hitting the deadpool. Additionally, as I talk about Caribbean Social Networks, do you know we had quite a few of them, I wrote an article  Top 20 Most Popular Caribbean Social Networks  back in 2011. Have a look. And as for Rodney, he is a successful Caribbean Tech Entrepreneur still based in St Kitts and Nevis with this company eCaribbean Ltd. We love these walks down the Caribbean Tech History, it gives us people and things to celebrate and a perspective of how far we have come and how much we have done. Follow the #CaribbeanTechHistory and #SCis10 hashtag over the next few weeks and months. And if you have any cool facts to share

“Apps Caribe – How will/can Mobile Apps transform the Caribbean” Panel for Kingston BETA on June 21

The next Kingston BETA will be on Thursday June 21st, 2012, 6:30pm at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Talk of the Town 17th Floor. It is FREE to attend. Panel Discussion: "Apps Caribe - How will/can Mobile Apps transform the Caribbean."       Panelists - Rodney Browne, Ceo of eCaribbean Ltd (St. Kitts) - Bevil Wooding, Bright Path Foundation ( Trinidad) - Matthew McNaughton, Worldbank/InfoDev (USA )     Topics to be discussed -Digital Skils & Ideas- Do we have what it takes? -Platform -Which is best for the Caribbean to build on? - What are the Top 3 Challenges that mobile Apps can help solve? Education ? Money and MCommerce Unemployment ? Healthcare? Crime? Citizen Accountability? - What's most needed to make the Caribbean Apps Economy Grow? Join in the conversation. Startups Pitching: 5 Caribbean Startups have confirmed to pitch their big ideas. Want to pitch? Email ingrid@connectimass.com to add your name to the line up. Kingston Beta, is the bimonthly meetup staged in Jamaica, connected to the Caribbean and Diaspora – is a platform for startups, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and tech professionals – to learn, be inspired and network. It’s become the hub for the movers and shakers in the Jamaican and Caribbean Tech Community. Over 40 events have been held, that over 2500 people attended and have seen over 80 Jamaican and Caribbean technology startups pitch their new businesses ideas. We’ve kicked off a tech entrepreneurship movement in Jamaica and is focused on growing it across the Caribbean and with your help we'll keep it going. Kingston BETA is staged by ConnectiMass Join the Kingston BETA Community The Mailing List - We'll send you Tech

Bright Future for Mobile Apps out of St Kitts & Nevis

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS - Participants of the first ever St Kitts-Nevis mobile application development workshop are singing high praises for the program that allowed them to produce the country’s first ever locally created mobile apps. Three mobile apps, software programs designed to run on phones such as Blackberry and Android handsets and tablets such as the Apple iPad, were developed by participants of intensive four-day program held in St Kitts. The four-day event, hosted by the Ministry of Information Technology in collaboration with the BrightPath Foundation, an international non-profit organization, drew over 70 participants. The attendees had no prior experience in mobile development; however, there was no shortage of ideas or enthusiasm. 6065

Kingston Beta opens 2010 with a new sponsor and a new location

Kingston Beta is the event that is staged by ConnectiMass the Caribbean Digital Marketing Agency that I run and this blog. We're happy to announce that we open the 2010 season with a new sponsor and a new location. The next Kingston Beta is Thursday, February 18th @ 6:30 pm. Here's are the top 5 things that's new with Kingston Beta. 2544

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