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ZAMREN and TENET form the first UbuntuNet cross-border link | UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking

ZAMREN and TENET form the first UbuntuNet cross-border link | UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking | Internet Development | Scoop.it

 With an initial capacity of 1 STM-1 (155Mbps)between the ZAMREN Network Operating Center (NOC) at the University of Zambia in Lusaka and the TENET node in Johannesburg, the link, going via Zimbabwe, forms the first research and education cross-border link in Africa. 

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African Datacenters: Challenges in Developing Countries | Tech Cocktail

African Datacenters: Challenges in Developing Countries | Tech Cocktail | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 September 2014 | Tech Cocktail African Datacenters: Challenges in Developing Countries Tech Cocktail Developing countries face numerous difficulties in building out datacenter infrastructure such as lack of funding, instability in the regional government, or even...

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Broadband Commission - New Report 2014 | broadbandcommission.com

Broadband Commission - New Report 2014 | broadbandcommission.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 September 2014 | The state of #broadband 2014: Network access, affordability, country data - @UNBBCom http://t.co/PxhX8zuAcT #ICT4D http://t.co/gE0iCZU0BW

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The Broadband Commission has done some great work...

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Beyond BEPS: A Tax Policy Agenda for Developing Countries | International Centre for Tax and Development

Beyond BEPS: A Tax Policy Agenda for Developing Countries | International Centre for Tax and Development | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 September 2014 | With OECD's Launch #BEPS 2014 Deliverables, here's @ICTDTax study "Beyond #BEPS: A Tax Policy Agenda 4 Dev Countries' http://t.co/R81b1m07o4

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New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries | UNCTAD

New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries | UNCTAD | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2014 | New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries UNCTAD The report is based on research conducted in 26 least developed and developing countries, and provides valuable insight into the status of implementation of trade...

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Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia | Wall Street Journal

Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 September 2014 | Internet Power Balance Tilts Toward Asia |
Silicon Valley dominates the Internet, but this week's initial public offering by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. shows how much action is shifting to Asia.

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Developing Countries To Grow 5.3% in 2014 | World Bank

Developing Countries To Grow 5.3% in 2014 | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2014 | According the latest Global Economic Prospects Report the world economy will strengthen in 2014. Much of the initial acceleration will reflect a pick-up in high income country growth, which after...

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APNIC on Twitter: "APNIC technical training in 2014 so far - 1,826 professionals trained! |#apnic38 http://t.co/yqCTPbbqg5" | APNIC.net

APNIC on Twitter: "APNIC technical training in 2014 so far - 1,826 professionals trained! |#apnic38 http://t.co/yqCTPbbqg5" | APNIC.net | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2014 | RT @apnicdg: #APNIC technical training in 2014 so far: 1,826 #Internet professionals trained! #apnic38 http://t.co/OZ0HXh2wGJ #APrIGF #ICT4…

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Open data on the ground: Kenya’s Data Science | World Bank

Open data on the ground: Kenya’s Data Science | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

14 September 2014 | How are individuals and organizations taking advantage of the data that governments are publishing?

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Using Mobile Phone Payments To Get People With No Credit History Some Credit | fastcoexist.com

Using Mobile Phone Payments To Get People With No Credit History Some Credit | fastcoexist.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 September 2014 | For people who've never had a credit card, it's difficult to access the financial system. That's why one startup is mining mobile phone payment...

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Impact Tracker Technology

Impact Tracker Technology | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 September 2014 | Affordable, simple tools to collect data, communicate with clients, and measure impact (RT @WillisMarcella: @thekopernik love your new catalogue comparing #ICT4D tools for impact tracking http://t.co/95i5jg6R8R)...

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6 ways to save the internet | Ted.com

6 ways to save the internet | Ted.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. Tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
(Filmed at TEDxSantaCruz.)
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What would you do if you knew a new technology shift was taking place?

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BRCK - Rugged Internet for People & Things | brck.com

BRCK - Rugged Internet for People & Things | brck.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
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Check out this energy source for rural Internet+.  Have you tried it and do you have feed-back?

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Can Open Data boost economic growth and prosperity? | Worldbank.org

Can Open Data boost economic growth and prosperity? | Worldbank.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 August 2014 | What interventions are needed by governments - and by the World Bank - to stimulate and support the realization of the economic benefits of Open Data for everyone?  How do we prioritize what kind of data is needed?

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Building BRCK: The made-in-Africa wireless router | How We Get To Next

Building BRCK: The made-in-Africa wireless router | How We Get To Next | Internet Development | Scoop.it
It felt like any other day as Erik Hersman sat in a darkened conference room in Lagos. "During the event we were experiencing the worse kind of Internet issues, from unreliable service providers to power problems", he grumbles.
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Have you heard of Ushaidi?  Amazing team.  Check them out - http://www.ushahidi.com/  From crowd-sourcing during the Haiti earthquake to help find people to rural energy solutions...

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'Latin America emerging as new outsourcing hub' | Times of India

'Latin America emerging as new outsourcing hub' | Times of India | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 September 2014 |
'Latin America emerging as new outsourcing hub'


NAGPUR: Latin American economies are slowly emerging as a challenge to Indian outsourcing sector.

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Exploring the Future of Technology & Learning in Developing Countries | constantcontact.com

Exploring the Future of Technology & Learning in Developing Countries | constantcontact.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 September 2014 | Join Michael Trucano (World Bank) and Ronda Zelezny-Green (GSMA) and the wider EduTech community in the Netherlands in a conversation on the future of technology use in education and learning in developing countries.

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TechChange - Online Courses | Techchange.org

TechChange - Online Courses | Techchange.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2014 | TechChange provides scalable and interactive technology training for social change.

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KOICA to establish development think tank in Myanmar | Devex

KOICA to establish development think tank in Myanmar | Devex | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2014 | KOICA to establish development think tank in Myanmar Devex Emerging donor South Korea has high hopes for Myanmar, and the latest step is to establish a new think tank to assist in policy, capacity building and research efforts in the country, as...

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Farm Radio International Gets Farmers Talking and Thriving | Foodtank.com

Farm Radio International Gets Farmers Talking and Thriving | Foodtank.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 September 2014 | Farm Radio International uses radio and mobile phones to educate farmers and get them talking.

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What we are learning about reading on mobile phones and devices in developing countries | World Bank

What we are learning about reading on mobile phones and devices in developing  countries | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

14 September 2014 |

"...they tell me my generation is supposed to be able to 'leap frog' Each year on 8 September, groups around the world gather together to celebrate "International Literacy Day", which is meant to highlight the importance of reading, and of being able..."

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Liquid Telecom to spend $200m in Africa expansion | Eyewitness News

Liquid Telecom to spend $200m in Africa expansion | Eyewitness News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 September 2014 | Liquid Telecom to spend $200m in Africa expansion Eyewitness News NAIROBI - Liquid Telecom, which is majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, plans to spend $200 million across the African countries where it operates over the next year to expand...

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By 2018 Latin America Will Have More Than 400 Million Internet Users | Latin Link

By 2018 Latin America Will Have More Than 400 Million Internet Users | Latin Link | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 September 2014 | The rapid expansion of the Internet in Latin America is also increasing the available market data on Internet users—and this will benefit both advertisers and agencies through programmatic buying. (How many Internet users are there in Latin America?

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Anticipating the impact of cutting-edge technology on democracy and development | Degrees

Anticipating the impact of cutting-edge technology on democracy and development | Degrees | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 September 2014 | RT @wayan_vota: How will cutting-edge technology and #ICT4D impact democracy and development? http://t.co/T2IqTWWhNz my post for @fhi360 #1…

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A 30-year history of the future | Ted.com

A 30-year history of the future | Ted.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 August 2014 | MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.

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Discover the physical side of the internet | ted.com

Discover the physical side of the internet | ted.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it -- the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.
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This is a great Ted Talk by Andrew Blum.  His book "Tubes:  A Journey to the Center of the Internet" helps you realize that the Internet infrastructure is physical - underseacables, wires, datacentres. 

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