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Internet Society Hong Kong launches "All about IPv6" consumer guide for all Internet users

Internet Society Hong Kong launches "All about IPv6" consumer guide for all Internet users | Internet Development | Scoop.it

An excellent Consumer Guide to IPv6 is available - courtesy of the Internet Society's Hong Kong chapter.

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The Internet Society fosters Internet growth and access by bringing essential information, training, and partnerships to people and communities across the world. www.internetsociety.org/development
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AfPIF 2015 Conference | AfPIF 2015

AfPIF 2015 Conference | AfPIF 2015 | Internet Development | Scoop.it
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http://livestream.com/internetsociety/afpif2015 Connecting People to Connect Networks to Connect Africa.  Join us for one of the best events for IXPs and to connect Africa ;)

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​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development | World Bank

​New report: How Open Data can drive sustainable development | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 August 2015 | Open Data — data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose — is becoming increasingly important in today’s development agenda driven by the Data Revolution, which has been recognized worldwide as the key engine...

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Analyse Asia 53: Building connectivity in Asia with Parag Khanna | Tech in Asia

Analyse Asia 53: Building connectivity in Asia with Parag Khanna | Tech in Asia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 August 2015 | Parag Khanna joined us for a fascinating conversation about mapping the different networks from logistics to infrastructure in Asia.

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What if global development was funded by developing countries? | Mail & Guardian Online

What if global development was funded by developing countries? | Mail & Guardian Online | Internet Development | Scoop.it

26 August 2015 | Increasing bank deposits and investing pension funds differently could reduce developing countries’ reliance on international donors.

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Cisco Maintains An Enduring Commitment to Strengthening Communities | The Mobile Alliance For Global Good

Cisco Maintains An Enduring Commitment to Strengthening Communities | The Mobile Alliance For Global Good | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 August 2015 | .@ciscocsr Maintains An Enduring Commitment to Strengthening Communities #ict4d #socialgood

http://t.co/Mq3CbmLSxz http://t.co/mpDpOl4Rhp

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Xiaomi, the 'Apple of China', is launching in Africa with India as a good | Quartz

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of China', is launching in Africa with India as a good | Quartz | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 August 2015| Xiaomi--the "Apple of China"--is betting on getting its share of Africa's growing smartphone market.

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The Internet in Cuba: Cuban ICT statistics report for 2014 | LaredCuba.blogspot.fr

The Internet in Cuba: Cuban ICT statistics report for 2014 | LaredCuba.blogspot.fr | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @larrypress: #Cuba's 2015 ICT stats report: CU domains & mobile accounts up; no 2G cell expansion.
http://t.co/Pa2RrnhVVs
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How Nairobi Is Earning Its Nickname as the Developing World's 'Silicon Savannah'

How Nairobi Is Earning Its Nickname as the Developing World's 'Silicon Savannah' | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 August 2015 | Kenya's capital city is quickly becoming a technology epicenter. An agile mobile banking system is creating new market opportunities for digital entrepreneurs

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Balance is shifting. Emerging markets are becoming edgier than some traditional tech watering holes.

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MTN Rwanda enables cross-border mobile money service | IT News Africa

MTN Rwanda enables cross-border mobile money service | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 August 2015 | Once fully operational, the cross-border mobile transfer service will help boost trade in the region and lower the cost of transactions. (Image Source:

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So glad to see this.  Our teams at the Internet Society are advocating that governments get it together to open up borders for trade, business, fibre deployment and more...

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New Rockefeller Foundation Projects to Boost African Development | Voice of America

New Rockefeller Foundation Projects to Boost African Development | Voice of America | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 May 2015 | New efforts by the Rockefeller Foundation are working to strengthen African economies as they face a growing number of young people, and challenges to their economies from the effects of climat...

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A Change in Attitude Is Essential to driving Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda | Huffington Post

A Change in Attitude Is Essential to driving Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it
13 August 2015 | This generational change in attitude is critical to meeting the global development agenda post 2015, and it extends beyond the compounds of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations - as more youth in different parts of the world continue to play a...
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Code4Bulgaria: Boosting Youth Participation in Governance through ICTs | YouTube

5 August 2015 | http://www.Code4Bulgaria.com. The goal of Code 4 Bulgaria is to engage youth in governance through technology. The project tackles challenges such as increase...

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FedEx-Style System for Humanitarian Aid Is Now Free to All | Wired

FedEx-Style System for Humanitarian Aid Is Now Free to All | Wired | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 August 2015 | The International Rescue Committee built its own FedEx-style system to track aid flowing into countries in crisis. Now it's gone open source.

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Cuba's Backbone Development | Larry Press on Twitter

Cuba's Backbone Development | Larry Press on Twitter | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 August 2015 | Update to #Cuban backbone post:
2005 post says Huawei won backbone bid. ZTE has office in Havana.
#ICT4D #China pic.twitter.com/lghQ5ElXgh

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A Team of South African Scientists May Have Just Bested Google in the Race for Cost Effective Solar Energy

A Team of South African Scientists May Have Just Bested Google in the Race for Cost Effective Solar Energy | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 August 2015 | Researchers from Stellenbosch University are about to unveil a revolutionary model for affordable, transportable, concentrated solar power.

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How cool would it be if we could harness enough solar to run more IXPs and data centres, local projects and homes?

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How Innovative Mapping Technologies can Help Address Water Issues in International Development | Techchange

How Innovative Mapping Technologies can Help Address Water Issues in International Development | Techchange | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 August 2015 | There are many lessons to be learned from on-site organizations doing implementation.As a personal account, I was recently reflecting on exploratory calls I conducted while at Results for Development (R4D).

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Development’s Digital Divide

Development’s Digital Divide | Internet Development | Scoop.it

26 August 2015 | On September 25, world leaders will gather in New York to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. And yet, in a time of profound scientific and technological change, the SDGs remain remarkably conventional.

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Excellent post on the importance of Governments using tech to shift-change SDGs and way governments perform.  We agree @internetsociety

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Facebook and Airtel are trying to win Africa's next generation of internet users | Quartz

Facebook and Airtel are trying to win Africa's next generation of internet users | Quartz | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 August 2015 | Facebook is hoping to tap into the continent's 650 million mobile users through its internet.org platform.

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Data Driven Decisions: Connecting vulnerable women with health services in Pakistan | Making All Voices Count

Data Driven Decisions: Connecting vulnerable women with health services in Pakistan | Making All Voices Count | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 August 2015 | Bahawalpur Service Delivery Unit is proving there is appetite among government in Pakistan to use technology to improve their services.

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2020: The Open Data World | Wiredcraft.com

Data is being let out of it’s vault.

2014 and 2015 have marked a turning point in how governments are using their data and presenting it to the public. A precedent has been placed on data transparency and we are just at the beginning.
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Governments need to get on the data bus.  Why are we treating infrastructure stats like they are secrets.  Investment depends on what your current baseline is...so that it can be improved...

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Defining Success for Mobile Education in Emerging Markets | SiteProNews

Defining Success for Mobile Education in Emerging Markets | SiteProNews | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 August 2015 | For people in developing countries, mobile phone ownership can mean the difference between illiteracy and having an education, which can ultimately mean li

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Africa’s leading women in tech 2015 | IT News Africa

Africa’s leading women in tech 2015 | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 August 2015 | Africa’s leading women in tech 2015 South Africa paid tribute to women across the country on National Woman's Day, which was held on 9 August

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SMS Loans Let People Skip Banks in the Developing World | Wired

SMS Loans Let People Skip Banks in the Developing World | Wired | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 August 2015 | Zidisha connects lenders with entrepreneurs in places where access to capital doesn't come easy.

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Keeping cash balances on SIM cards change the game for an entrepreneur in Kenya...

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Trip report: a tale of mobile/WiFi in two developing countries, Haiti & Cuba | DisruptiveWireless

Trip report: a tale of mobile/WiFi in two developing countries, Haiti & Cuba | DisruptiveWireless | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless: Trip report: a tale of mobile/WiFi in two developing countries, Haiti & Cuba http://t.co/nosHk360mV
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ETECSA has cut rates by almost 60% in Cuba...things are changing...and wireless is more services being made available in Haiti and Cuba.

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Dell Pushes UN To Adopt Entrepreneurship In Its New Global Development Agenda | Forbes

Dell Pushes UN To Adopt Entrepreneurship In Its New Global Development Agenda | Forbes | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 August 2015 | Dell pushes United Nations policymakers to support entrepreneurship as a path to development as part of the organization's post-2015 agenda.

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