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How Men and Women Use Mobile and Social Media Differently (Infographic)

How Men and Women Use Mobile and Social Media Differently (Infographic) | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
While both genders are hooked on social media and mobile devices, they prefer to use the technology differently. Here's what organizations need to know.
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Here's an infographic that will help us understand how men and women use mobile and social media differently. Check it out: 

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Girls In ICT | Expanding horizons and changing attitudes

Girls In ICT | Expanding horizons and changing attitudes | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
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Today @ITU @Telecentreorg & #telecentres partners around the world, celebrate #GirlsinICT :

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Microsoft | Microsoft Youthspark Challenge For Change

Microsoft | Microsoft Youthspark Challenge For Change | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
Welcome to the official Microsoft Facebook page, your source for news and conversation about...
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@telecentreorg is a proud partner of @Microsoft #YouthSpark Challenge for Change. 

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California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline | LATimes.com

California billionaire on crusade against Keystone pipeline | LATimes.com | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it

Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully.

 

“It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a conference on the Keystone XL pipeline Monday at Georgetown University.

 

The reference was to a speech by Obama in June in which the president declared he would approve Keystone only if backers of the pipeline could prove that the project would not accelerate climate change.  The pipeline is designed to move hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil daily 1,200 miles from Canadian tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries.

 

The conclusion reached at Steyer’s conference was unanimous and hardly surprising.  Experts invited by Steyer and other conference organizers, all of whom oppose the project, declared that it would not meet the president’s test.

 

The event was another reminder of how politically awkward Keystone has become for Obama. Steyer is one of the president’s biggest donors. A fundraising event he held at his home during the reelection campaign was one of Obama’s most successful. Other deep-pocketed donors listen to Steyer. Democrats in Washington are eager to tap his funds.

 

And Steyer is on a crusade against Keystone. The billionaire not long ago quit his job running a major San Francisco hedge fund to spend all his time campaigning on global warming issues. Pressure applied by Steyer, the star of his advertising campaign against Keystone, has helped put into limbo a project that once seemed headed for approval.

 

Obama’s comments at Georgetown and elsewhere since that speech have indicated that he is strongly considering denying the project the approval it needs to go forward.

 

How much of an impact Keystone would have on the environment is fiercely debated. The State Department declared this year that rejecting the project would do little to slow climate change. The oil would still flow, its analysis warned, only to be shipped by rail. But soon after, the Environmental Protection Agency criticized that analysis, releasing a comment letter warning that the State Department approach had failed to properly assess key variables, including the market for the heavy tar-sands oil.

 

Steyer’s event Monday was a cross between political pressure and academic symposium. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who introduced Steyer, called it “an in-your-face summit.” But much of the day involved scientists and advocates showcasing detailed slide shows to make their points against the project.

 

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Spain: Yoigo expands 4G network footprint to six more provinces | TeleGeography.com

Spanish mobile network operator Xfera Moviles, which offers services under the Yoigo banner, has announced that it plans to expand LTE coverage to six additional provinces this month.

 

With the cellco already providing its 4G products in Madrid, Malaga, Valencia, Barcelona, Alicante and Seville, this week it will extend its footprint to Castellon, Tarragona, Girona, Cordoba, Huelva and Vizcaya.

 

With rollout continuing apace, Yoigo has confirmed that it is aiming to offer its LTE-based tariffs to more than 22.5 million people, or around 48% of the population, by the end of the year.

 

Looking further ahead, by the end of the first quarter of 2014 the mobile operator has set out its stall to offer 4G in all cities with more than 70,000 inhabitants.

 

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Yoigo launched LTE services in mid-July 2013; despite having aimed to be the first operator to market the technology commercially, it was beaten to the punch by both Vodafone Spain and Orange Espana, which launched at end-May and early-July, respectively.


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YouthSpark Giving Tuesday 2013

YouthSpark Giving Tuesday 2013 | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
Be a Giving Hero. Use your power to make a difference
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Be a giving hero on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬. #Microsoft #YouthSpark will be matching donations to support our nonprofit partners including Boys & Girls Club of America, College Success Foundation and more!

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‘Innovation, technology will deepen health insurance penetration in Nigeria’ | BusinessDay

‘Innovation, technology will deepen health insurance penetration in Nigeria’ | BusinessDay | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
‘Innovation, technology will deepen health insurance penetration in Nigeria’: Adesimbo Ukiri, managing directo... http://t.co/4Lteesc1OW
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Workshop on Accessible Technology in ICTD | GRID

Workshop on Accessible Technology in ICTD | GRID | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
RT @jcdonner: MT @joyopal: Open Sessions Workshop on ICTs & Disability at #ictd2013, Dec.10 Please register: http://t.co/SnQMPfibgS #ict4d
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ICT investors urged to go rural - The New Times Rwanda

ICT investors urged to go rural - The New Times Rwanda | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
The private sector must invest more in Information Communication Technology (ICT) to help spread it to the grassroots, the Minister of Youth and ICT, Philbert Nsengimana has said.
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Telecentre.org Foundation turns 4!

Telecentre.org Foundation turns 4! | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
It’s Telecentre.org Foundation’s 4th Anniversary and to commemorate the occasion, we’ve prepared a special e-Card for you to download and share with your community. To all our members, partners, and friends: Thank you for a wonderful four years!
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Message from the Executive Director | Telecentre.org Foundation

Message from the Executive Director | Telecentre.org Foundation | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
RT My message for the global #telecentre community http://t.co/JQThBwCLSs
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Times on ICt4D are changing and TCF is changing too. 

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Microsoft, The Future Project Launch ICT Youth Programme, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

Microsoft, The Future Project Launch ICT Youth Programme, Articles | THISDAY LIVE | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
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Girls in ICT Day 2014

Why just play Angry Birds - when you could be making it? Neelie Kroes, EU Commission, talks about the massive opportunities of ICT and digital skills - for girls as well as boys! Recorded...
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BetterWorld Wireless | Mobile that Makes a Difference

BetterWorld Wireless | Mobile that Makes a Difference | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
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Here is an incredible refreshing approach to business, development and #wireless services. Keep an eye in this #startup 

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EU countries facing 'crisis in innovation' - real economy

The EU is facing a crisis in innovation with its member countries lagging behind others when it comes to creating new companies, new products and new jobs. Meanwhile businesses in Europe complain...
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Microsoft Appoints First African Female Country Manager in Ghana | AllAfrica.com

Microsoft Appoints First African Female Country Manager in Ghana | AllAfrica.com | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it

Microsoft yesterday announced the appointment of Otema Yirenkyi as the company's first country manager for Ghana.

 

This is even as the company shifts its global focus to a devices and services offering, as Ghana remains one of its critical investment markets in Africa.

 

Otema, a native Ghanaian with over 14 years of ICT experience, will take the helm of its increasing investment in the country.

 

Otema is Microsoft's first female country manager on the African continent and holds a BSc degree in Industrial and Labour Relations, as well as an MA in Development Studies.

 

"We have seen tremendous growth in broadband availability and internet penetration in Ghana, as well as the introduction of newer devices such as tablets and smartphones, which have fundamentally changed how consumers experience and use technology," says Otema.

 

Ghana's current mobile penetration rate is at an estimated 112%, after the country hit the 100% mark at the end of 2012. These numbers are the highest in Africa, placing Ghana 49th in the world, according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

 

"This always-on, always-connected era that we find ourselves in holds new promise for what technology can bring to people's lives and to businesses. And it gives us an opportunity to use our technology, talent, time and money to help create sustainable growth in the country and across the African continent."

 

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ITU's Broadband Manifesto: recognizing the vital role of broadband | Blandin on Broadband

ITU's Broadband Manifesto: recognizing the vital role of broadband | Blandin on Broadband | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it

It is interesting to see what other countries do with broadband – in terms of how they deploy, adopt and prioritize. So I was very interested in learn what the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had to say in their recent Broadband Manifesto.

 

The ITU focuses on technology and broadband as a tool for democracy and a tool to bring about equity, especially to emerging nations. They recognize the power of broadband to boost education, healthcare and economic development. But they also highlight broadband as a tool to help raise the voices of the under-heard populations. They value access to technology as power to use technology to tell o story; they value free and open channels for communication.

 

Access to open communication is something we don’t think about here in the US – but their Manifesto can speak to our needs here too…

 

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60 Educators from Telecentres Start Digital Media Training

60 Educators from Telecentres Start Digital Media Training | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
Shilpa Sayura innovating telecentres since 2006, brought in 60 young educators from 10 Telecentres to provide a comprehensive training in digital photography,…
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Adoption of new ITU policies on Gender Equality and Mainstreaming (GEM) and Accessibility

Adoption of new ITU policies on Gender Equality and Mainstreaming (GEM) and Accessibility | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
ITU has recently adopted two new policies to mainstream gender equality and improve the accessibility of ITU services for persons with disabilities. Both polic…
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‪#‎Telecentres‬ around the globe provide key services and empower PWDs. We are helping them to reach their full potential. Join us!

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Microsoft moves to encrypt data: report

Microsoft moves to encrypt data: report | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
Following further NSA spying revelations, sources close to the matter have said Microsoft is considering encrypting its data to hide from future prying government eyes.
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Telecentre.org Online Community

Telecentre.org Online Community | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
A global community of people and organizations committed to increasing the social and economic impact of grassroots telecentres.
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Join the global community and discover the amazing work done by the global telecentre community 

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: ICT Investors Urged to Go Rural

allAfrica.com: Rwanda: ICT Investors Urged to Go Rural | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (Rwanda: ICT Investors Urged to Go Rural http://t.co/KyL4FwYsse #Civil_Vision)
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Check out the SparkLab website!

Check out the SparkLab website! | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
In line with the upcoming debut of SparkLab on October 17 and 18 in Barcelona, Spain, Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) and its partners in the SparkLab initiative recently unveiled the SparkLab microsite which is accessible via the URL http://www.telecentre.org/sparklab....
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Youth, ICT and Agriculture

Youth, ICT and Agriculture | Innovation and Entrepreneurship with ICT | Scoop.it
As from beginning of 2012 ICT applications have been introduced in different Value Chains in Western Kenya in order to stimulate access to markets, to make better informed decisions on marketing and to improve the performance of Value Chains for...
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