"...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..."
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...
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.
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...
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...
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?
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.
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.
Jane Coffin's insight:
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.
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.
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.
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...
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)...
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.)
Jane Coffin's insight:
What would you do if you knew a new technology shift was taking place?
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?