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Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands | theguardian

Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands | theguardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 October 2012 | Economic growth, wealth redistribution and credit are increasing demand for gadgets among Brazilians on low incomes...

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The Entire Country of Sri Lanka is About to Get Balloon-Based Internet, Thanks to Google | Magazine.good.is

The Entire Country of Sri Lanka is About to Get Balloon-Based Internet, Thanks to Google | Magazine.good.is | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 July 2015 | 'Project Loon' will make Sri Lanka the first nation on earth to enjoy complete, coast-to-coast 3G coverage.

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Supporting the ICT sector in Somalia | World Bank

Supporting the ICT sector in Somalia | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 August 2015 |  Photo: Cilmi Waare/Radio Mogadishu Somalia’s ICT sector – particularly mobile communications – is already one of the brightest spots in its economy.

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Asia's Tech Startups Shrug Off Chinese Market Turmoil | Wall Street Journal

Asia's Tech Startups Shrug Off Chinese Market Turmoil | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 July 2015 | China’s stock-market turmoil has delivered a wake-up call to Asia’s tech startups, even as investor enthusiasm appears to remain strong for a wave of new companies coming up from the fast-growing region.

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And, half of the region has not even woken-up.  Can you imagine what things will look like in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar with more connectivity?

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Mind the gap? A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Mind the gap? A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 July 2015 | We compare existing policy commitments and targets at the national level with corresponding Sustainable Development Goal targets to assess the gap between national and global ambition.

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Innovation in Development | Council on Foreign Relations

Innovation in Development | Council on Foreign Relations | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 July 2015 | Amidst final negotiations over the Sustainable Development Goals, both private and public sector development funders are turning their attention to ...

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Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development | The Guardian

Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Socially responsible investment can help tackle poverty, hunger and climate change. Can the fragmented industry overcome its barriers to becoming a real force for good?
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Mobile banking is improving regional cooperation in East Africa | AfricanDevJobs

Mobile banking is improving regional cooperation in East Africa | AfricanDevJobs | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 July 2015 | As mobile banking services continue to thrive in East Africa, regional cooperation is also strengthened.

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Regional cooperation - in particular x-border connectivity is super key to connecting more people and pulling down border barriers.

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How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals | Forbes

How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals | Forbes | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 July 2015 | "Let us put aside what divides us and overcome narrow self-interest in favor of working together for the common well-being of humanity." With those inspiring words, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon kicked off last week’s Addis Ababa conference on...

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Top mobile apps made in Africa | IT News Africa

Top mobile apps made in Africa | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 July 2015 | Top mobile apps made in Africa. In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device's to call, send text messages...

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China to mobilize $1tr to revamp infrastructure in developing countries | StarAfrica.com

China to mobilize $1tr to revamp infrastructure in developing countries | StarAfrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 July 2015 | China said it will mobilize about $1 trillion of state financing for 65 countries over the next decade, reports said on Wednesday.While announcing the One-

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BRICS Summit 2015: Five nations come together to launch new development bank | Youtube

10 July 2015 | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is the latest arrival at the BRICS summit in Ufa, Russia. The remote Russian city, originally a fortress built on the orders of Tsar ...

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China’s Huawei Chosen to Become ICT Advisor to Tanzanian Government | Yibada

China’s Huawei Chosen to Become ICT Advisor to Tanzanian Government | Yibada | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 July 2015 | Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider based in China, has been chosen by the Tanzanian government to provide technical advice to the East African country's ICT sector, the Xinhua News Agency...

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What have the millennium development goals achieved? | The Guardian (blog)

What have the millennium development goals achieved? | The Guardian (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 July 2015 | The UN has called the MDGs ‘the most successful anti-poverty movement in history’, but what progress has been made on each of the goals?

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The Internet in Cuba: Video showing a neighborhood LAN in Cuba | laredcuba

The Internet in Cuba: Video showing a neighborhood LAN in Cuba | laredcuba | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 July 2015 | RT @larrypress: Neighborhood LANs are a manifestation of #Cuba's hacker/maker culture. Images & video:http://t.co/rPeW7fr1CS
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Mobile Banking Struggles to Gain Traction in Indonesia | Wall Street Journal

Mobile Banking Struggles to Gain Traction in Indonesia | Wall Street Journal | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 August 2015 | Indonesia is promoting mobile banking systems to help reach the 60% of the population that doesn’t have access to traditional banks—but electronic money is proving to be a tough sell.

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A year in the life of a nonprofit technology company | Medium.com

A year in the life of a nonprofit technology company | Medium.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 August 2015 | Josh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile, reflects on wins, challenges and goals for mHealth in the year ahead.

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Maximising Technology For Personal Development | On The Street

24 July 2015 | The world is driven by technology but many are not taking advantage of this. On this episode of ON THE STREET, Bukunmi Ayo-Ariyo takes a look at what young ...

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The Emerging Technology Market in Latin America [Infographic] - TechTarget | Mktr2Mktr

The Emerging Technology Market in Latin America [Infographic] - TechTarget | Mktr2Mktr | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 July 2015 | This infographic outlines top technology trends in Latin America and how TechTarget can help technology marketers win in this emerging technology market.

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Tech in Asia Tour’s final stop in Singapore – don’t miss this chance to mingle with your city’s best startups | Techinasia

Tech in Asia Tour’s final stop in Singapore – don’t miss this chance to mingle with your city’s best startups | Techinasia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 July 2015 | Here’s your last chance to catch a slice of the action as the Tech in Asia Tour concludes with its eighth stop in Singapore, with a mission to send the best startups to Tokyo this September.

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Think Beyond Microfinance When Talking About Businesswomen | AllAfrica.com

19 June 2015 | Think Beyond Microfinance When Talking About Businesswomen AllAfrica.com As the Third International Financing for Development conference kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa is set to begin implementing its ambitious 50-year development...

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Mobile adds $1 trillion to Asia-Pacific economy | RCR Wireless News

Mobile adds $1 trillion to Asia-Pacific economy | RCR Wireless News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 July 2015 | The mobile industry in the Asia Pacific region contributes more than $1 trillion a year to the area economy, according to GSMA.

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4 Low-Tech Solutions for Communications in Emergencies | innovation.unhcr

4 Low-Tech Solutions for Communications in Emergencies | innovation.unhcr | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 July 2015 | Innovation, in the humanitarian realm, is about finding sustainable and dignified solutions to the most pressing issues that affect the wellbeing of people affected by conflict, man-made or natural disasters, diseases, and food insecurity.

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E-Commerce, Music And Gaming Seen as Key Growth Areas For Kenyan Startups | 15 July 2015

E-Commerce, Music And Gaming Seen as Key Growth Areas For Kenyan Startups | 15 July 2015 | Internet Development | Scoop.it
15 July 2015 | Kenyan startups need to improve on several key areas that include graphic design, integration of their applications, specialized skills and work on products capable of scaling up Kenya...
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Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications | TechCrunch

Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications | TechCrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 July 2015 | Years from now, tech billionaires may want to thank the credit collapse that led to the Asian financial crisis. Many people here in Asia believe that the..

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No Internet? No Problem. Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution | Forbes

No Internet? No Problem. Inside Cuba's Tech Revolution | Forbes | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 July 2015 | There's virtually no Internet access in Cuba, but that isn't
stopping a generation of young entrepreneurs (and U.S. companies like Airbnb and Google) from creating a digital future for their country--today.

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Amazing creativity and energy in Cuba.  Exciting to see what may come when more people have access to the net.

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