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DC Salon: Do Tech Hubs and Innovation Spaces Really Work?

DC Salon: Do Tech Hubs and Innovation Spaces Really Work? | Internet Development | Scoop.it

Of course you've heard of the iHub in Nairobi, but did you know there are at least 91 tech hubs across Africa now? An amazing wellspring of grassroots efforts to catalyze development through ICT that mirrors the collaborative workspace trend in developed countries - even in Washington DC.

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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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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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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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July in Africa - All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month | The Next Web

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

2 August 2014 | July in Africa - All the tech news you shouldn't miss from the past month The Next Web July was a typically busy month in the world of African tech, with further launches by international players, funding for local companies, and many developments...

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iROKOtv Finally Launches In East Africa: Settling For Kigali Over Nairobi as HQ | Innov8tiv.com

iROKOtv Finally Launches In East Africa: Settling For Kigali Over Nairobi as HQ | Innov8tiv.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 July 2014 | ROKOtv Finally Launches In East Africa: Settling For Kigali Over Nairobi as HQ (iROKOTtv Finally Launches In East Africa: Settling For Kigali Over Nairobi as HQ
#Rwanda #iROKOtv #Africa #Tech
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10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational environments | World Bank

10 principles to consider when introducing ICTs into remote, low-income educational  environments | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 July 2014 | there must be an I, a C, and a T here somewhere ... There are, broadly speaking, two strands of concurrent thinking that dominate discussions around the use of new technologies in education around the world.

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Video is the next big advantage for developing countries | Business Standard

Video is the next big advantage for developing countries | Business Standard | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 July 2014 | One of the most frequently told success stories about telecommunications in developing markets is how the advent of mobile technologies meant that markets that lacked fixed line infrastructure were able to leapfrog to a newer technology that has

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▶ UbuntuNet Alliance Train the Trainer Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda 9-13 November 2013 - YouTube

November 2013 | The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the UbuntuNet Alliance teamed up to create a network training group in Kigali, Rwanda for expanding technical ...

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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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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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Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon | techinasia.com

Facebook looks to Asia and Africa with new notification icon | techinasia.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Facebook is now showing a different notification icon to users in the eastern hemisphere. Facebookers in Asia and Africa now see their own continents in the.
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Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World | SmartData Collective

Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World | SmartData Collective | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 July 2014 | While commentators routinely discuss the opportunities for the United States and many other developed countries to use data and analytics to improve the lives of their citizens, the many opportunities for data to transform the developing world are...

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Latin Americans Are Demanding Better Internet Access | The Costa Rica News

Latin Americans Are Demanding Better Internet Access | The Costa Rica News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 July 2014 | The Costa Rica News Latin Americans Are Demanding Better Internet Access The Costa Rica News The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Latin American users increasingly require more efficient and faster mobile devices, and better access to the internet as part...

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