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Tim Bradshaw

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Internet services returned to Egypt on Wednesday morning, with even previously blocked sites such as Twitter available. Read more

Richard Waters

Full marks to Google for coming up with a clever way for people inside Egypt to retain a voice on Twitter – while showcasing two of its own technologies into the bargain. SpeaktoTweet is partly the product of the voice-to-text technology that plays an important part in the search company’s mobile strategy. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Egypt faced an internet and mobile-phone blackout on Friday, as authorities attempted to restrict communication between anti-government protesters and the watching world.

Vodafone confirmed that it had been asked by the Egyptian government to “suspend services in selected areas” and that Egyptian legislation meant it was “obliged to comply”. Read more