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Report: Mobile Phones Transform Lives in Africa | VoaNews

Report: Mobile Phones Transform Lives in Africa | VoaNews | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 January 2013 | DAKARRene Mendy, a street vendor in Dakar, has never had enough money to open a bank account. But now, thanks to an emerging mobile phone banking service, he has access to many financial services.
 

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Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America | Techcrunch

Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America | Techcrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 April 2015 | It’s pretty telling that Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t choose Beijing, London or Dubai, to have the first Facebook overseas town-hall meeting. He chose a place..

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Latin America is certaintly the "next market" for Facebook and others, but the question of getting an internet access, no matter where you are is still open !

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Smart Cities in Latin America | Smartmatic.com

Smart Cities in Latin America | Smartmatic.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2015 | Smart cities will expand over the next decade. Smart energy management and global use of integrated information, communications and technology (ITC)...

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Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society | Daily Sabah

Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society | Daily Sabah | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 April 2015 | Developing countries while switching to a knowledge society....

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G24: In defense of emerging markets, developing countries

G24: In defense of emerging markets, developing countries | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 April 2015 | THE global economic recovery, which has been assessed as uneven with manifest divergences across countries and regions, has however, been supported by Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (EMDCs) as the major drivers of global growth, although...

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If developing economies have driven global growth, how do we continue that momentum?  And, if IT infrastructure and the Internet have contributed to it - do we keep the pressure on to lower import/customs duties on equipment, keep the pressure on re more liberal communications environments, and encourage more technical training?

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Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? | ICT Works

Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

26 April 2015 | Is ICT4D Slowly Dying or Slowly Changing? http://t.co/MbYVKDLQNO

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Before ICT4D we were using "telecoms" for development.  I would say we are looking at a progression - morphing of terms - with the same intent.  To help develop/progress/change/innovate using technical media.  The important thing - we work together as partners - avoid duplicating projects and efforts to train, educate, sustain.

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Educate Our Girls | YouTube

23 April 2015 | We believe girls worldwide are entitled to have an education! With the use of technology, we believe it would help encourage girls, especially in developing ...

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Great video. 

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Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online | WSJ

Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | In Indonesia, startup company Ruma is making slow but sure progress in connecting people to the Internet for the first time. But there is a long way to go. Here are some other apps aimed at helping people get more value out of their mobile phones.

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Spotlight on Central America: Mobile money enhances financial inclusion | Mobile for Development

Spotlight on Central America: Mobile money enhances financial inclusion | Mobile for Development | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | Spotlight on Central America: #MobileMoney enhances financial #inclusion http://t.co/J4ykPHFX0g via @gsmammu #ict4d #m4d #mmu

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Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet | WSJ

Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 April 2015 | Google, Facebook and others are scrambling to reach the roughly two-thirds of the global population still without Web access. But the Internet’s expansion among new users is actually slowing.

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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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Global Information Technology Report 2015 | WEF

Global Information Technology Report 2015 | WEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 April 2015 | The Global Information Technology Report 2015 features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies...

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Technology’s Best Bet for Scaling Social Good? Ask The People Who Need The Social Good | Fastcoexist

Technology’s Best Bet for Scaling Social Good? Ask The People Who Need The Social Good | Fastcoexist | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 April 2015 | Three lessons for social entrepreneurs on how to use technology to make products that solve problems.

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Brazil builds undersea internet cable to protect online privacy | Wired UK

Brazil builds undersea internet cable to protect online privacy | Wired UK | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 April 2015 | Angered by Edward Snowden's revelations on the wiretapping habits of tri-lettered American agencies, Brazil is taking the internet into its own hands -- and giving Uncle Sam the middle finger...

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Subcables provided amazing connectivity worldwide.  Very good for Brazil to be building out more cables.  Watching traffic patterns change.  One can only help that they take a good "lesson-learned" from Kenya and allow small operators a chance to participate in the cable....

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Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution | recode.net

Africa's Mobile-Sun Revolution | recode.net | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 May 2015 | With the arrival of low-cost solar, it's no surprise that the revolution taking place in developing markets these days is rooted in mobile-sun.

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Power is the true stopping point for so much progress.  It would be useful to see more rural power projects out there?  How many have you heard of?

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'Have u tried cow dung?' Smartphones help Kenyan farmers text their way out of trouble | The Guardian

'Have u tried cow dung?' Smartphones help Kenyan farmers text their way out of trouble | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 May 2015 | New mobile phone services are providing farmers in developing countries with agricultural advice on challenges such as how to get rid of moles

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Fragile states need new form of development aid, OECD report says | EurActiv

Fragile states need new form of development aid, OECD report says | EurActiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 April 2015 | Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries riddled with conflict, fragility and violence, and which have also shown the least progress on achieving development goals, according to a new OECD study. EurActiv Germany reports.

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Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed | EurActiv

Sustainable development goals: Central, but unnoticed | EurActiv | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 April 2015 | The world’s sustainability goals for 2030 are currently being debated at the United Nations HQ in New York, a key negotiation that will largely decide where development aid will flow over the next 15 years.

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▶ Top 10 Things to Know Before Your First IETF Meeting | ISOC

Here are 10 easy steps to prepare for an IETF meeting--whether its your first or your 40th. Share your top tips in the comments! You can also view some atten...
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The IETF - the Internet Engineering Task Force - works on core Internet standards.  Check out this video about IETF!

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World Development Report 2016: Internet for Development | World Bank

World Development Report 2016: Internet for Development | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it
MT @kaushikcbasu: next World Dev Report "Internet for Dev":
http://t.co/WQqys4SEDj”; DK: min. 3 acad geographers inputting #ict4d #aag2015
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Women in ICTs: Shaping the Future of Technology | ITU

Women in ICTs: Shaping the Future of Technology | ITU | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 April 2015 | My smart phone, computer, and broadband access are the most important tools I have.  I use them every day at work and in my personal life – to conduct business; make appointments; talk, text or vid...

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The problem with translating smart cities to the global South | GreenBiz

The problem with translating smart cities to the global South | GreenBiz | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 April 2015 | By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in global cities — 90 percent of whom will reside in Africa, Latin America or Asia. But how do these less-developed urban centers fit into the hype about smart city technology?

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iROKOtv signs deal with Netflix to launch a dedicated African section | CPAfrica

iROKOtv signs deal with Netflix to launch a dedicated African section | CPAfrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 March 2015 | RT @DynamicAfrica: Nigeria's IROKOtv signs major content deal with Netflix. http://t.co/gmUaMMYmwr

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One of Africa's largest content creators signs a deal with Netflix...

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In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk | Global Voices

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk | Global Voices | Internet Development | Scoop.it

15 April 2015 | Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

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Sustainable development won't happen without the means to implement it | The Guardian

Sustainable development won't happen without the means to implement it | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 April 2015 | In July, governments will convene to discuss how the sustainable development agenda will be paid for. They must be held to account for the pledges they make

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Brazil Startup Success Points at Latin America Cryptocurrency Takeoff | CoinTelegraph

Brazil Startup Success Points at Latin America Cryptocurrency Takeoff | CoinTelegraph | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 April 2015 | Innovative technology is driving increasing interest in cryptocurrency and could allow Brazilian tech startups to leap frog other nations in the digital currency space.

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4 reasons developing countries need digital | WEF

4 reasons developing countries need digital |  WEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 April 2015 | The technological revolution provides emerging nations with unique opportunities to reinvent themselves and overcome the “developing country” status.

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