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Hacker Paradise Yes, There Really is a School for Hackers in Costa Rica At a boutique hotel in the picturesque beach town of Playa Carrillo, province of Guanacaste, a group of programmers are scratching their heads trying to figure out why none of the major surf report providers have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), those programmatic gateways that provide access to data for third-party Web applications. The idea is to build a chat bot that can provide Web u...
Electronic signature Free and Open Source Electronic Signature in Costa Rica Although electronic signatures in Costa Rica have enjoyed legislative approval since 2005 by virtue of Law 8454, implementation and widespread adoption has been slow. Electronic signatures are one tool to reduce paper use, promote paperless practices and cut through stifling bureaucracy, but the development of compliant solutions has been mostly reserved to the private sector, until now. Thanks to...
Breakout Gaming A New Virtual Currency Launched from Costa Rica Los Angeles – Breakout Gaming (BRO), a company with headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica, is a new budding leader in cryptocurrency technology and game development. The company recently announced the launch of the first destination for online gaming and digital currency with the support of an all-star roster of sponsored players. As of October 15, 2014, Breakout Gaming was six days away from launc...
Goodspeed GoodSpeed Global Wi-Fi Device Now Active in Costa Rica Costa Rica is one of the latest Latin American countries added to the GoodSpeed international data service. GoodSpeed is a device that creates a personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot offering affordable Internet access on the go. With the addition of Costa Rica and various other countries in the Americas, GoodSpeed now offers wireless broadband coverage in 50 percent of the world. According to Uros, th...
Source: Twitter Will It Bend? The Apple iPhone 6 Plus (VIDEO) As the iPhone 6 arrived in a few stores and online marketplaces in Costa Rica in late September, shoppers were worried about whether their beloved smartphone would bend as shown in this surprising video uploaded by Unbox Therapy. Retailers in Costa Rica are now considering the strategy that they should follow when the time comes to offer the iPhone Plus 6 to the public.   http://youtu.b...
Source: Twitter “Dali Edition” iPhone Worries Shoppers in Costa Rica   Source: Twitter The iPhone 6 has arrived in Costa Rica ahead of schedule, but both shoppers and shopkeepers are wary about “Bendgate” and the “Dali Edition” of the iPhone 6 Plus, the latest and largest version of the revolutionary smartphone that was historically introduced by the late Steve Jobs back in 2007.   According to a recent news story by Alejandro Mendez of natio...
whatsapp What’s Up With WhatsApp Marketing in Costa Rica? It has been more than a year since The Costa Rica Star reported on the gruesome murder of a woman in Guanacaste who died at the hands of her jilted lover. The killer confessed to the homicide by posting messages on WhatsApp, an instant messaging platform with social networking features that has become as popular as Facebook in Costa Rica. Media reports of that ghastly incident raised popularity an...
Sutel outage Possible Internet Blackout This Weekend in Costa Rica Residents of Costa Rica might not be able to access the Internet on their desktop or mobile devices starting this Friday at 22:00 CST UTC/GMT -6 hours until 06:00 on Sunday. According to an announcement posted on the website of the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL), there may be a sharp decrease in broadband speeds, but intermittent service and complete outages may als...
Phishing Banco Nacional Issues Phishing Alert in Costa Rica Clients of Banco Nacional, Costa Rica's largest bank in terms of deposits and account holders, were targeted this weekend by an email phishing attack that was detected by members of the financial institution's online security team after some of their customers reported suspicious activity.   The official announcement was posted on bnmascerca.com, which is Banco Nacional's online portal ...
Source: Apple The Upcoming Apple Watch Has a Costa Rica Connection Source: Apple Technology giant Apple is looking beyond its iPod, iPhone and iPad legacy. After the sad passing of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, the bar was set at an extremely high level for current CEO Tim Cook. At a recent special event organized by Apple for tech news media, Mr. Cook unveiled an ambitious project that seeks to conquer the burgeoning wearable computing market: The Ap...

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