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Value of the Web - Measuring the Internet's Impact on Society | Google

Value of the Web - Measuring the Internet's Impact on Society | Google | Internet Development | Scoop.it

How much value does the Web create?


In less than thirty years, the Internet has become an indispensable guarantor of economic growth, social renewal and cultural enrichment. Quantifying its value is difficult because we still depend on economic models from an industrial age and think of the Web’s impact in terms of contributions to GDP. The studies collected here attempt to calculate how much the Internet is worth, but they are incomplete and demonstrate the need for new thinking if we are to understand - and harness - the full power of the Web....

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Let's talk about (global development) failure | Devex

Let's talk about (global development) failure | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @DevexImpact: Did you miss last night's #failfest? Check out our recap: http://t.co/Z0u2txtB4N @FHI360 @PlanGlobal @TechChange @GlobalGi…
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I wish I had seen this earlier!  So many times projects do fail or partially fail and rather than use that to strengthen future work - teams are tossed out.  It really makes a difference when you can work through issues with partners.

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ICT set to shape Africa's economic landscape in 2015 | Biztechafrica

ICT set to shape Africa's economic landscape in 2015 | Biztechafrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 December 2015 | With public cloud in emerging African countries set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of up to 84% over the coming five years, the year 2015 heralds the beginning of a new era for ICT adoption across the continent, says IDC.

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Smart Africa alliance to raise $300bn for ICT infrastructure | Newtimes.co.rw

Smart Africa alliance to raise $300bn for ICT infrastructure | Newtimes.co.rw | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Rwanda and eight other nations comprising the Smart Africa Alliance Initiative have set a target to raise $300 billion by 2020 to deliver key ICT infrastructure with the objective of achieving total connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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'7 million voices' weigh in on future development agenda in UN survey | UN News Centre

'7 million voices' weigh in on future development agenda in UN survey | UN News Centre | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 December 2014 | A special report detailing the global results of the “MY World” survey was launched at United Nations Headquarters on Friday in a special ceremony hosted by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Youth...

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Confession of an ICT4D advisor | International Rescue Committee Mobile

10 December 2014 | By: Rosa AkbariThe jig is up: I hate technology.I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cursed at an airline check-in kiosk because my battered passport won’t scan properly or the new "e-visa" system has frozen in the midst of processing my payment.

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This blog is worth a read.  Key point made about building "trust".  The human networks make the other networks happen. 

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40 maps that explain the internet | Vox

40 maps that explain the internet | Vox | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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Surprise: Agriculture is doing more with IoT Innovation than most other industries | VB News

Surprise: Agriculture is doing more with IoT Innovation than most other industries | VB News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 December 2014 | Find out how Ag-tech is leading the way for the Internet of Things...

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Smart Governance: Where Technology and Democracy Meet | International Republican Institute (IRI)

Smart Governance: Where Technology and Democracy Meet | International Republican Institute (IRI) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 December 2014 | RT @IRIglobal Check out highlights from IRI’s Smart Governance Forum in #Medellin: http://t.co/T1T5VDOYNu #smartgov #ict4d #Colombia

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We have a "SMART Development" philosophy at the Internet Society - intersection of human, technical and governance infrastructures coming together.  Great to see this initiative with Colombia...

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Computer engineering is saving lives in rural Africa - video | The Guardian

Computer engineering is saving lives in rural Africa - video | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 December 2014 | Arthur Zang's revolutionary Cardio Pad connects patients in desperate need of medical attention to cardiologists across mobile phone networks

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A Village Has What All of Italy Wants: The Internet | New York Times

A Village Has What All of Italy Wants: The Internet | New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 December 2014 | Italy has one of the lowest rates of Internet usage in Europe, but a professor’s experiment is proving that wireless connection can make a difference in one hilltop village.

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The Demand Side of the Data Revolution: Lessons from the Government of Nepal | Development Gateway

The Demand Side of the Data Revolution: Lessons from the Government of Nepal | Development Gateway | Internet Development | Scoop.it
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Interesting report on how Governments are using Data for development.  Key for Govts to be on line and active!

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African Tech News Roundup: November | TheNextWeb.com

African Tech News Roundup: November | TheNextWeb.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2014 | The buzzword for the African tech scene this month was “access”, as in fact it has been for many months over the last year. How do operators and governments work…

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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | Mashable

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | Mashable | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2014 | From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets, these innovations made the world a better place in 2014.

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Some really cool innovation here...

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Doing development differently | OUPblog (blog)

Doing development differently | OUPblog (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it


15 December 2014 | it is common that the pendulum of economic development scholarship and practice swings back and forth from one set of (faddish) ideas to another.

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Regional integration is the key to Africa's prosperity | BDlive

Regional integration is the key to Africa's prosperity | BDlive | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 Dec. 2014 | African governments should create dedicated ministries of economic integration to implement trade agreements, write Dawn Nagar and Rosaline Daniel Nagar...

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Why Google Fiber missed the mark with free internet | Techrepublic

Why Google Fiber missed the mark with free internet | Techrepublic | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 December 2014 | Many know Google Fiber for its gigabit internet, but did you know it offers a no-cost option for internet access? Here's how Google dropped the ball on its ideal of free internet access.

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Gabon businesses to pay tax online | Biztech Africa

Gabon businesses to pay tax online | Biztech Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 December 2014 | The payment of taxes in Gabon will no longer be done through a procedure of a huge stake of papers and stamps, and by moving from one office to another.

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Excellent way to move government - slowly - to Internet use.

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Donate Computers to Camara - Transforming Education | Camara.org

Donate Computers to Camara - Transforming Education | Camara.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 Dec. 2014 | Interested in donating computers to Camara. Find your nearest recycling drop off point here.

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Wireless in Gaza: the young entrepreneurs beating the blockades | The Guardian

Wireless in Gaza: the young entrepreneurs beating the blockades | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 December 2014 | Patrick Kingsley: With few goods, or people, allowed to cross the border, the pool of customers and employees in Gaza is small.

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Dispatches from Turkey: The Potential Power of Data Sharing | ACCESS Health International

Dispatches from Turkey: The Potential Power of Data Sharing | ACCESS Health International | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 December 2014 | Various initiatives capture how the internet is supporting education and health services, enabling entrepreneurship, and facilitating citizens’ access to information.

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UN secretary-general says no plans to reduce sustainable development goals | The Guardian

UN secretary-general says no plans to reduce sustainable development goals | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 December 2014 | In his report, Ban Ki-moon backs the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the UN working group, despite the difficulty member states may have in communicating them

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INFOGRAPHIC: Closing the Internet gap | euractiv

INFOGRAPHIC: Closing the Internet gap | euractiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 December 2014 | The latest data shows that internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world).

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Internet Use in the Middle East, North Africa Still Lags Far Behind | eMarketer

Internet Use in the Middle East, North Africa Still Lags Far Behind | eMarketer | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 December 2014 | Cumulatively, the Middle East and North Africa region has an online population of about 39.2 million, according to research. However, internet penetration rates in many of these countries remain very depressed.

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Buy in to Latin America's online shopping spree | MoneyWeek

Buy in to Latin America's online shopping spree | MoneyWeek | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2014 | Latin Americans are increasingly shopping online. And as the number one player in the region, Mercadolibre is well-placed to profit, says James McKeigue.

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Internet growth growing fast as Latin America...one wonders if investment in distribution networks and hosting will push the margin more...

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13 thoughts on start-ups and social impact | Lindaraftree@pcdnetwork

13 thoughts on start-ups and social impact | Lindaraftree@pcdnetwork | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 December 2014 | Technology Salon Helsinki kicked off as part of Slush, a fantastic start-up and technology event that takes place with about 10,000 people every Fall in the Finnish capital. Slush added a social impact...

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Check out this Finnish initiative that is working hard on the link between start-up/tech and social impact...

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