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How to Measure the Developing World | WSJ

How to Measure the Developing World | WSJ | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 January 2013 | What countries are in the developing world? Hans Rosling thinks you probably don’t know.  In this video, produced for the release of Bill Gates’s 2013 Annual Letter today, the quirky Swedish academic argues that people incorrectly divide the world into two – between developed countries, such as the U.S., and developing countries, like Ethiopia – based on the number of children a woman has and how long the children live.

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Overcoming the woes of the Latin American tech entrepreneur | The Next Web

Overcoming the woes of the Latin American tech entrepreneur | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2014 | While there's no doubt that Latin America is experiencing its own wave of tech, the challenges in doing business here contrast starkly with Silicon Valley.

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How do we encourage people to understand the amazing opportunities in Latin America?  And, how does Latin America communicate that they are ready and open for business.  Colombia's Comms Minister is one of those people that are making a difference.  How do others follow his lead?

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Startup Chile: Taking the leap in South America's top incubator | GeekWire

Startup Chile: Taking the leap in South America's top incubator | GeekWire | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 November 2014 | Armand Pizzicarola and Andrew Mewborn in front of the Startup Chile offices. It’s one thing to stand on the outside of a startup culture and look in. It’s..."

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Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs | Techcrunch

Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs | Techcrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 November 2014 | Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers..

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Colombia is becoming one of Latin America's strong tech centers, and Medellin in particular.  We were there nearly a year ago for a LACNIC meeting and what a great city.  Huge progress from 10 years ago...

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More Africans have cellphones than have electricity or piped water | Times Live

More Africans have cellphones than have electricity or piped water | Times Live | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2014 | More people across Africa have access to a cellphone network than they do to electricity, piped water, or a health clinic, according to the latest Afrobarometer.

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Clear demand for comms and still countries are not forcing lower costs?  Why not?  It is the right thing to do economically, socially, and politically.  Win-win, no?

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Tech hubs across Africa: Which will be the legacy-makers? | World Bank

Tech hubs across Africa: Which will be the legacy-makers? | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 November 2014 | Click for detail One of the key features of the African digital renaissance is that it is increasingly home grown. In other sectors of the African economy, such as mining or agribusiness, much of the know-how is imported and the wealth extracted.

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International Development Is Broken. Here Are Two Ways to Fix It. | The New Republic

International Development Is Broken. Here Are Two Ways to Fix It. | The New Republic | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 November 2014 | So how should we save the world?

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Mobile Phone Users in Latin America Eagerly Embrace Over-the-Top Services | eMarketer

Mobile Phone Users in Latin America Eagerly Embrace Over-the-Top Services | eMarketer | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2014 | Mexico leads the region in over-the-top (OTT) mobile service adoption with a 75% penetration rate among mobile phone users this year. Across Latin America, an average 67% of mobile phone users use OTT services over their phone during the same period.

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Over the top may not be the right term here, but great data about mobile usage...

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UN: Developing countries must invest in surging youth population | Al Jazeera America

UN: Developing countries must invest in surging youth population | Al Jazeera America | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2014 | UN Population Fund says rapid development without attention to youth can result in unemployment and associated problems

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Dumping Smartphones on West Africa is a Bad Idea | Unicef Stories

Dumping Smartphones on West Africa is a Bad Idea | Unicef Stories | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2014 | Amazon just announced that it is sending 1,000 “Fire” phones (unsold inventory) to West Africa in response to the Ebola crisis.  I’m sure this comes from only the best sentiment, and a true desire ...

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5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America | Tech Cocktail

5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America | Tech Cocktail | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 November 2014 | With the increase in the demand for mobile games, Latin America is fast becoming a gaming mecca for developers and game startups. Here are 5 reasons.

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Global smartphone penetration 2014 | Ondevice research

"What's the smartphone penetration in…?" is a question that keeps coming up in our day-to-day work. Google's Consumer Barometer has the answer for at least 47 countries.
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Cumbre APEC acuerda abrir un área de libre comercio Asia-Pacífico/ Global

11 November 2014 | Se anunció anunció que los mandatarios de la APEC han decidido lanzar la hoja de ruta con vistas a crear una zona de libre comercio Asia-Pacífico. 11/11/14 Programa: Global. Conductor:...
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Mobile usage in retail in Middle East in 2014 | ondeviceresearch

Mobile usage in retail in Middle East in 2014 | ondeviceresearch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

14 October 2014 | Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have some of the highest smartphone penetrations in the world, 76% and 75% respectively. Both countries have also embraced the shopping-as-entertainment culture.

This inspired us to add Egypt into the mix and...

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The comparison between mobile users from Egypt and Saudi Arabia/United Arab Emirates is almost funny. The use of phones is extremely large is t5he UAE and Saudi Arabia compared to mobile phones in Egypt. In countries such as the UAE, malls and stores are a huge attraction, especially in the Dubai mall which is home to over 1,200 stores and is among the largest malls in the world. As for Egypt, not so much. They use their phones in places of small stores and shops. It's no wonder why the usage of mobile devices in stores is greater for the UAE and Saudi Arabian's than Egyptians.

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Conatel organiza taller sobre modelo de intercambio de internet

Conatel organiza taller sobre modelo de intercambio de internet | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Asunción, IP.- Como un plan impulsado por el Gobierno Nacional que busca disminuir el costo y mejorar la velocidad de internet, mediante la instalació...
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IXP Training with LACNIC and Conatel in Paraguay.  Great partnership, building infrastructure step-by-step.

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Telenor opens doors of Community Information Centre | The Nation

Telenor opens doors of Community Information Centre | The Nation | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 November 2014 | Telenor opens doors of Community Information Centre The Nation Telenor Myanmar has announced the opening of Telenor Light House - the first Community Information Center (CiC) in Myanmar, located in Lewe, Nay...

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Ghana drops import tax on smartphones following advocacy by A4AI-Ghana Coalition | Alliance for Affordable Internet

Ghana drops import tax on smartphones following advocacy by A4AI-Ghana Coalition | Alliance for Affordable Internet | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 November 2014 | A global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all

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A4AI's lobbying and help and Ghana's political will combine to kick-it on removing import taxes on Smart phones.  We need more of this with Internet infra equipment as well.  Great team effort!

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The Making of Information Age: Cameroon Mobile Phone Call Box | AfrICT (Africa ICT)

The Making of Information Age: Cameroon Mobile Phone Call Box | AfrICT (Africa ICT) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 November 2014 | Discover how mobile phones have transformed the lives of people in Cameroon and how the Science Museum brought these stories to life in the Information Age gallery.

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Why the Internet's Next Billion Users Will Be Mobile-Only | Time

Why the Internet's Next Billion Users Will Be Mobile-Only | Time | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 November 2014 | The personal computer in the shape of a notebook or desktop has taken computers as far as those shapes would allow. Now, the future of…

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GSMA Connected Women at Africa 360: Accelerating the Female Digital Economy | GSMA

GSMA Connected Women at Africa 360: Accelerating the Female Digital Economy | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 November 2014 | Earlier this month, people from all over the world - from the mobile industry, the ICT industry, government, the international development sector and the academic community - gathered in Cape Town ...

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NYC to blanket the city in free public Wi-Fi with 10,000 stations | Arstechnica

NYC to blanket the city in free public Wi-Fi with 10,000 stations | Arstechnica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2014 | The kiosks have charging stations, claim they can reach "up to Gigabit speeds."

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Many parts of the United States do not have coverage and many cities have few cyber cafes...

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Making connecting easier | Jamaica Gleaner

Making connecting easier | Jamaica Gleaner | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 November 2014 | The Office of Utilities Regulation is moving to end the practice where all Internet traffic from Jamaica is routed through the United States.

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Great initiative in Jamaica with Packet Clearing House (PCH) to develop an IXP. 

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O’Brien calls on internet giants to help pay for broadband in developing world | Irish Times

O’Brien calls on internet giants to help pay for broadband in developing world | Irish Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 November 2014 | Digicel chairman accuses Google, Facebook etc of ‘lobbying heavily’ against access expansion payment

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This is great news and we expect that Digicel will be excited to work with us and other organizations to develop Internet exchange points (IXPs) in Papua New Guinea and to participate in those set up by other organizations in the Caribbean!  They benefit all players!

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Digital Inclusion Report 2014 | GSMA

Digital Inclusion Report 2014 | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

13 November 2014 | Mobile phones have become the most popular and widespread form of personal technology on the planet, with 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers and 7.2 billion connections globally. Mobile has had ...

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Bridging the Digital Divide in Education in Developing Countries Through Used IT

Dell is committed to a global recycling initiative that helps its customers remove and dispose of old technology safely and responsibly, while allowing them ...
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For some countries - used equipment signifies that they are "dumping ground" for equipment.  Not so with this program.  Check it out to see what you think.

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New Data Website Helps Nigeria's Campaign to Achieve Millennium Development Goals | The Earth Institute - Columbia University

New Data Website Helps Nigeria's Campaign to Achieve Millennium Development Goals  | The Earth Institute - Columbia University | Internet Development | Scoop.it
11 November 2014 | New Nigeria website counts all clinics, schools, water points to support funding for where it is needed most. #ICT4D http://t.co/kFeEMcUgp8
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