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Banks take to social media for a chat with customers

Banks take to social media for a chat with customers | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 October 2012

Over the past two years, Kenyan companies, particularly those serving the mass market, have taken to social media to engage with consumers.

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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

13 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

11 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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6 ways to save the internet

6 ways to save the internet | 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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Bad practices in mobile learning | Worldbank.org

Bad practices in mobile learning | Worldbank.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 July 2014 |

something doesn't seem quite right with this particular implementation ...
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E-Waste in Developing Countries Endangers Environment, Locals | U.S. News & World Report

E-Waste in Developing Countries Endangers Environment, Locals | U.S. News & World Report | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 August 2014 | E-Waste in Developing Countries Endangers Environment -- WASHINGTON – A rising mountain of hazardous electronic waste is putting workers in developing countries and the environment at risk...

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Nigeria’s WhiteSpaces to offer unlimited data for $9 monthly | humanipo.com

Nigeria’s WhiteSpaces to offer unlimited data for $9 monthly | humanipo.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 August 2014 | Nigerian startup WhiteSpaces is tackling challenges such as high tariffs, data caps and quality of service concerns by providing truly wireless internet connectivity, according to founder Mark Afolabi.

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AfIGF Policies to Enable Internet Access | developmentdiaries.com

AfIGF Policies to Enable Internet Access | developmentdiaries.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
The mobile-broadband penetration in Africa reaches close to 20% in 2014, up from 2% in 2010 (AfIGF Policies to Enable #Internet Access http://t.co/JwmCu2leFO #Africa #ICT4D #Development)...
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July in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web

July in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 August 2014 | July in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month The Next Web globant nysefront July in Latin America: All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the Argentina's Globant successfully launched a public offering on the...

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PropinaBitcoin Promotes Bitcoin in Latin America with Restaurant Tipping Service | CoinDesk

PropinaBitcoin Promotes Bitcoin in Latin America with Restaurant Tipping Service | CoinDesk | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 August 2014 | PropinaBitcoin Promotes Bitcoin in Latin America with Restaurant Tipping Service CoinDesk PropinaBitcoin, a new project that seeks to promote digital currency awareness in Latin America by encouraging the use of bitcoin for real-world tipping, has...

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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

11 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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Tony Mancini on Twitter: "Physical spaces are necessary for economic development, I agree. In addition, so are virtual ones. #webdesign #HamOnt http://t.co/K8y4y1F4sq"

Tony Mancini on Twitter: "Physical spaces are necessary for economic development, I agree. In addition, so are virtual ones. #webdesign #HamOnt http://t.co/K8y4y1F4sq" | Internet Development | Scoop.it

12 September 2014 | hysical spaces are necessary for economic development, I agree. In addition, so are virtual ones. #webdesign #HamOnt http://t.co/K8y4y1F4sq

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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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New Battery Tech Cuts Smartphone Charge Times By 75% | Forbes.com

New Battery Tech Cuts Smartphone Charge Times By 75% | Forbes.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 July 2014 | A new mobile device technology looks set to revolutionize battery charging and smartphones equipped with it will be available in 2015. We've seen news recently about battery technology potentially seeing large increases in capacity and life cycles.

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Development Communications | paperli.com

Development Communications | paperli.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 August 2014 | Development Communications, by Mark S. Cogan: Current development-related news and timely information from experts in the field. (Development Communications is out!

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Obama signs phone unlocking bill; you now (really) own your phone | venturebeat.com

Obama signs phone unlocking bill; you now (really) own your phone | venturebeat.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 August 2014 | The new law represents a major legal smackdown on the the wireless carrier's clingiest business practices.

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Plug Your Phone Into This Solar Powered Donkey | TechCrunch

Plug Your Phone Into This Solar Powered Donkey | TechCrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 August 2014 | Turkish herdsmen are keeping up with the latest news and entertainment via donkey power these days. They strap solar panels to the backs of their donkeys and..

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Attend: TechCamp West Africa 2014 | developmentdiaries.com

Attend: TechCamp West Africa 2014 | developmentdiaries.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
GhanaThink in collaboration with the US Embassy in Ghana invites youth leaders and innovators in West Africa to attend TechCamp West Africa.
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How about setting up a "techcamp" in your country or helping someone set one up?  It really is about building local human technical capacity and human trust networks.  Seeing people "eye to eye" and working with them.

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Growing Entrepreneurship in Latin America | Forbes

Growing Entrepreneurship in Latin America | Forbes | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 July 2014 | Forbes

Growing Entrepreneurship in Latin America | Throughout Latin America, a concerted effort to create this kind of start-up culture is still a relatively new phenomenon.

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