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Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital | Guardian

Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital | Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 January 2013 | Maeve Shearlaw: From tracking World Bank projects to Twitter conversations with Rwanda's health minister, technology is driving innovation....Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link citizens with their governments, the chance to monitor real-time progress on projects, and the ability to connect people from remote parts of the world to share experiences and teach best practice.

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Unveiling the value of mobile identity and its role in the digital economy | World Bank

Unveiling the value of mobile identity and its role in the digital economy | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 March 2015 | At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, topics such as Mobile Identity and Mobile for Development and Inclusion stole the spotlight.

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India court strikes down Internet arrest law | CNN.com

India court strikes down Internet arrest law | CNN.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | India's highest court has reversed a controversial law that gave authorities sweeping powers to arrest people for comments posted online.

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OTC & Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions? - Mobile for Development | GSMA

OTC & Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions? - Mobile for Development | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | RT @GSMAm4d: OTC & #MobileMoney: How does usage differ across regions? http://t.co/QN4n2R3OWW #M4D #ict4d http://t.co/zFCYu3QT0Z

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Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall | New York Times

Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall | New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | The two brothers who founded the online retailer MallforAfrica have found ways around problems with red tape, shipping costs and concerns about fraud.

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Tech entrepreneurs and investors lead Beirut out of the ashes | Telegraph

Tech entrepreneurs and investors lead Beirut out of the ashes | Telegraph | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | The benighted, yet still glamorous city of Beirut conjures up images of war and violence, but its tech ecosystem is growing and giving hope that it can rise again as a force in the region

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Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations | Pew Research Center

Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations | Pew Research Center | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 March 2015 | Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.

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The Push to Have Digital Technologies Included in the Sustainable Development Goals | Council on Foreign Relations

The Push to Have Digital Technologies Included in the Sustainable Development Goals | Council on Foreign Relations | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 March 2015 | This year marks an historic turning point for development policy. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) end their fifteen-year run as ...

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This is a great sync between MDG to SDG and provides some food for thought...

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Dial ICT for conflict? Four lessons on conflict and contention in the info age | Washington Post

Dial ICT for conflict? Four lessons on conflict and contention in the info age | Washington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 March 2015 | Lesson #1: information technology often helps repressive regimes, not activists.

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When Technologies Reach the Poor and the Remote | techchange

When Technologies Reach the Poor and the Remote | techchange | Internet Development | Scoop.it
13 March 2015 | Hamlet (community) health workers in Vietnam learn to interact with mCare (Photo credit: FHI360) With international development program cycles often having a “project design phase”, how can online learning as a team impr...
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10 barriers to using mobile technology to fight inequality | The Guardian

10 barriers to using mobile technology to fight inequality | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 March 2015 | There’s huge potential for mobile to be a catalyst for inclusive growth. But many challenges – from gender inequality to phone charging – must first be addressed

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The mobile phone comes first in Africa; before electricity, water, toilets or even food | mgAfrica

The mobile phone comes first in Africa; before electricity, water, toilets or even food | mgAfrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 March 2015 | In 16 African countries, mobile phone networks are near-universally available; the poor would rather skip a meal than be short of airtime

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By the numbers: the Internet’s Language Gap | MIT Technology Review

By the numbers: the Internet’s Language Gap | MIT Technology Review | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 March 2015 | Efforts to bring Internet connectivity to developing countries don’t address the fact that little content is available in local languages.

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Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries ... | IBNLive

Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries ... | IBNLive | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 March 2015 | Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are aiming new clients in China, India and beyond.

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Ventures Africa - Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa | ventures.africa

Ventures Africa - Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa | ventures.africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 March 2015 | RT @ZaneleM_: Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa http://t.co/ztLlJ93J0z #business #ict4d

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Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act | En-Maktoob.news

Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act | En-Maktoob.news | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | Ahead of the presidential election, apps and phone texts are mobilising communities to tackle government neglect.

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Communication and Connection in Afghanistan | BuildingPeaceForum

Communication and Connection in Afghanistan | BuildingPeaceForum | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | The mobile technology boom in the developing world is hardly news anymore. There is no shortage of coverage on the ways mobile phones have influenced the lives of people in […]

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10 facts about technology use in the emerging world | Pew Research

10 facts about technology use in the emerging world | Pew Research | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 March 2015 | In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.

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How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation | The Guardian

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | More NGOs are using maps and charts for campaigning. Rachel Banning-Lover explains how to visualise development data

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Women's rights activists alarmed by UK unease over development targets | The Guardian

Women's rights activists alarmed by UK unease over development targets | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 March 2015 | British government’s desire to reduce scope of sustainable development agenda prompts concern that gender equality commitments could be lost....

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Will the sustainable development goals matter for the development of the Internet....

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Musicians, funky technologists, and the World Bank: What do they have in common? | World Bank

Musicians, funky technologists, and the World Bank: What do they have in common? | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 March 2015 | Every March, some 45,000 people flood into Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of film, music, and interactive festivals.

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Tech start-ups no longer the domain of Silicon Valley.  Eye on the developing world at SXSW.

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Microsoft, Botswana partner on TV white spaces | Vanguard News

Microsoft, Botswana partner on TV white spaces | Vanguard News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 March 2015 | Microsoft through the 4Afrika initiative in collaboration with with the Botswana Innovation Hub, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP), Global Broadband Solutions, Vista Life Sciences, BoFiNet, Adaptrum and USAID-NetHope, has launched a new TV white...

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New Cuba US phone link established | BBC

New Cuba US phone link established | BBC | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 March 2015 | Cuba and the United States re-established direct telephone links for the first time in 15 years, Cuba's state telecommunications company says.

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The Strongest E-Commerce Markets in Latin America | Latin Link

The Strongest E-Commerce Markets in Latin America | Latin Link | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 March 2015 | We run down the latest figures that point to the hottest e-commerce markets in Latam and the top products that Latin Americans buy online.

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Inside the Private Sector Initiatives Developing IT Talent in Latin America | Nearshore Americas

Inside the Private Sector Initiatives Developing IT Talent in Latin America | Nearshore Americas | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 March 2015 | By Bianca Wright Talent is the driving force of nearshore IT interest in Latin America and most of those engaged in the field as either a vendor or a buyer agree that countries like Costa Rica, Colombia, Uruguay, Mexico and Brazil, among others,...

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Here's what Mobile's Global Leaders said about Mobile for Development | engageSPARK

Here's what Mobile's Global Leaders said about Mobile for Development | engageSPARK | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 March 2015 | Mobile's global leaders convened at Mobile World Congress 2015 this week. Here's the scoop on what they had to say about Mobile for Development (M4D).

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