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Armenia Economy Tech

Amazon Web Services to collect Armenian VAT of 20%

I received a very interesting letter today. It said: “Effective May 1 2019, AWS will be required to collect Armenian VAT at a rate of 20% on charges incurred by non-business customers with a registered address in Armenia.”

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Armenia Tech

Amazing Armenia: revolution, tech unicorns & a powerful female workforce – Sifted

Sifted, a website covering startups in Europe, has an excellent piece on Armenia’s tech ecosystem, featuring PicsArt, 2hz and D’efekt (I had no idea about the latter one).  Here’s my favorite paragraph from the article, go read the rest yourself 😉

With experienced entrepreneurs returning home from the US and a new generation of engineers attracted to the bustling capital of Yerevan from Russia and Ukraine, Armenia is determined to follow Israel in becoming the next Startup Nation. The two countries certainly share a lot in common: a lack of natural resources, reverence for brain power, technological ingenuity – and antagonistic neighbours. Sandwiched between Turkey and Azerbaijan, with which they are still technically at war, Armenians joke that they would trade 3,000 years of troubled history for a better location.

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Armenia Tech

Armenia ranks 111th among 165 nations in cyber-security index

Armenia is ranked only 111th out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cyber-security.

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Armenia Economy Society

69 Percent of Armenian Households Own a Computer. Study

Sixty-nine percent of Armenian households have a computer, and the same proportion have an internet connection, according to the new survey published by the National Statistics service.

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Tech

BarCamp Vanadzor 2016 at VTC

Armenia — Artur Papan (me) speaking about “Number 1 problem of Multimedia” at BarCamp Vanadzor, 12Nov2016

Vanadzor has an amazing  Vanadzor Technology Center – VTC and on Sunday there was a Barcamp Vanadzor 2016 event to prove it!

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Armenia Tech

Home Internet Access in Armenia Higher than Global Average


In Armenia, 33% of adults in 2011 reported having home internet access, according to Gallup surveys conducted in 148 countries. This is by 1 percentage point more than the global average, which stands at 32% according to the same source.

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Armenia

Armenian Cyber Army Has The Attitude

The Armenian hacker group has celebrated Armenia’s independence by hacking a bunch of Azerbaijani websites again.
PS: I like the background music. Looks like my good friends – Bambir are singin! :))

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Armenia Economy Society Tech

When Bad Service Is The Norm


I’ve been complaining quite a lot recently – going through automated instructions, patiently waiting for the operator, complaining, complaining on to the next official on the line and then on to the next one. And none of my frustrations seems to find a solution.

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Armenia Education Tech

Tumo Center of Creative Technologies Marks 1 Year Anniversary with Acheivements

Armenia — Students at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan, 14Aug2012

An innovative, open media studio in the heart of Yerevan opened its doors to Armenian teenagers on August 14, 2011. Today, a year later, the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies has much to boast about, including a creative contribution to the official video for a world-class musician – Serj Tankian.

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Armenia Tech

Facebook vs Odnoklassniki in Armenia


Katy Pearce, PHD, a good friend and a dedicated researcher of Armenian technology world, has put together a great presentation on the two most popular social networking sites in Armenia: Facebook and Odnoklassniki.

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