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Singapore Incubator JFDI.Asia Announces The Roster For Its First 2013 Accelerator Program | TechCrunch

Singapore Incubator JFDI.Asia Announces The Roster For Its First 2013 Accelerator Program | TechCrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 February 2013 | JFDI.Asia, the incubator program that seeks to "innovate in Asia, for Asia," just announced the eight startups that will be part of its accelerator program. The competition, which pushes teams to take an idea to investment in 100 days, begins on Feb.

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20 years after the first Summit of the Americas, Clinton to bring regional leaders to Miami | Miami Herald

20 years after the first Summit of the Americas, Clinton to bring regional leaders to Miami | Miami Herald | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 October 2014 | Former President Bill Clinton will host the “Future of the Americas” conference in Miami in December. The event will bring in regional leaders in business, philanthropy and non-profits.

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Korea's Information Society----한국의 정보 사회: Themes of the ITU meeting in Busan: ICT4D and the multistakeholder model of internet governance

Korea's Information Society----한국의 정보 사회: Themes of the ITU meeting in Busan: ICT4D and the multistakeholder model of internet governance | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 October 2014 | Themes of the ITU meeting in Busan: ICT4D and the multistakeholder model of internet governance: As noted in ... http://t.co/WtUVcVvdrw

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ISOC is in Busan with many colleagues for this meeting!  There is so much that countries can do to build out infrastructure and human capacity.  Keep that in mind when some reports come out that seem to spin things in a very political direction.

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In Latin America's Booming e-Commerce Sector, Start-ups Aim to Improve on Logistics | Nearshore Americas - The New Axis of Outsourcing

In Latin America's Booming e-Commerce Sector, Start-ups Aim to Improve on Logistics | Nearshore Americas - The New Axis of Outsourcing | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 October 2014 | By Anna Heim When Latin America’s e-commerce heavyweights make the headlines, reports often focus on the multi-million funding rounds they keep raising again and again from high-profile global funds.

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The Cartographer Who's Transforming Map Design | WIRED

The Cartographer Who's Transforming Map Design | WIRED | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 October 2014 | Cindy Brewer has devoted much of her career to helping other people make better maps. By bringing research on visual perception to bear on design, Brewer says, cartographers can make maps that are more effective and more intuitive to understand.

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3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact | ICT Works

3 M4D Case Studies from GSMA Mobile for Development Impact | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | RT @ICT_Works: 3 M4D Case Studies from @GSMAm4d (Mobile for Development) Impact http://t.co/45wAgQgqoL #ICT #Mobile #ICT4D

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Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs | Citylab

Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs | Citylab | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Are you a tech entrepreneur? Check out nearly 100 innovation labs across Sub-Saharan Africa on this interactive map.

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Check out this cool map that shows you African tech hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Korean international ICT Ministerial gathering: information and communication technology are critical drivers of growth | ITU

19 October 2014 } On eve of #Plenipot14 international ICT Ministerial gathering issues declaration for #broadand for all + #ICT4D http://t.co/gLiZHDTwwE

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Let us use the ITU Plenipotentiary to focus on the positive aspects of what partners can do to promote Broadband and Internet infrastructure development.  Our team will be in Busan, South Korea to help try and do that!

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Give landlocked nations a tech boost, says UN chief | SciDevNet

Give landlocked nations a tech boost, says UN chief | SciDevNet | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Call to transfer agricultural and industrial technology so they can move from raw materials to high-value exports.

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The UN will meet next month to re-evaluate the Almaty Program of Action in an effort to help landlocked nations speed up development. This article mentions that promoting the "sharing of best practices, remote and innovative technologies and the transfer of technology and know-how" is one of the key pushes needed at this time to help LLDCs.


The Be-Bound App can assist directly in strengthening communication among rural farmers immediately by giving them internet access with just a phone signal. All the farmer needs is a smartphone.  

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MTN to integrate mobile money systems in Rwanda, Uganda | humanipo.com

MTN to integrate mobile money systems in Rwanda, Uganda | humanipo.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

 16 October 2014 | MTN has announced it will be integrating its mobile money systems in Rwanda and Uganda as part of cross-border mobile money initiative. The integration will become effective from next month.

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Geek of the Week: Kentaro Toyama explores 'Geek Heresy' in the developing world | GeekWire

Geek of the Week: Kentaro Toyama explores 'Geek Heresy' in the developing world | GeekWire | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 October 2014 | Former Microsoft researcher Kentaro Toyama co-founded the company's India research lab. Computer scientist Kentaro Toyama is a former Microsoft researcher

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Rwanda: Digital Penetration Not an End to ICT Devt - ITU Chief | allafrica.com

Rwanda: Digital Penetration Not an End to ICT Devt - ITU Chief | allafrica.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 October 2014 | African governments have been reminded that as they celebrate the gains and achievements made in information and communications technology (ICT) and Internet penetration, they should bear in mind the challenges stalking further development of the...

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Library boxes foster creativity in refugee camps | vfinstitute

Library boxes foster creativity in refugee camps | vfinstitute | Internet Development | Scoop.it
7 October 2014 | Education vital for refugee empowerment is becoming a reality thanks to innovative library and e-books projects.
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Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from | OECD Insight

Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from | OECD Insight | Internet Development | Scoop.it

6 October 2014 | Today’s post is written by Rudolf Van der Berg of the OECD’s Science, Technology and Industry Directorate In 2012 the only submarine fibre optic cable that then connected Benin with global telecomm...

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ICTs Instrumental To Ebola Virus Containment In Nigeria - Minister Omobola Johnson | Leadership Newspapers

ICTs Instrumental To Ebola Virus Containment In Nigeria - Minister Omobola Johnson | Leadership Newspapers | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 October 2014 | The Minister of Communication Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, on  Thursday said Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) were instrumental to the containment of Ebola Virus in Nigeria.

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UNESCO Internet Study | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Internet Study | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 October 2014 | Help out to stake out the direction of @UNESCO work on internet issues by filling in their questionnaire #ICT4D http://t.co/KFrd7kUlOZ

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Tweet from @ITU

Tweet from @ITU | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 October 2014 | Inclusive ICT for sustainable growth is the future we must envision President Park #Plenipot14 http://ow.ly/D19jC pic.twitter.com/PdvBamrInt

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Investing in Africa on its own terms | Aljazeera.com

Investing in Africa on its own terms | Aljazeera.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | How can companies operating in Africa contribute to long term social and economic returns for its people?

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BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service | bbc.com

BBC launches WhatsApp Ebola service | bbc.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 October 2014 | BBC launches Ebola public health information service on WhatsApp, aimed at users of the service in the worst-affected countries.

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Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves | IT News Africa

Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves | IT News Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Learning in a Sudanese classroom is not easy, but it can be made more manageable it seems, with clever deployment of technology. Khartoum: Civil war has

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The man behind the eBay of Latin America | abouthub.info

The man behind the eBay of Latin America | abouthub.info | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 October 2014 | Marcos Galperin is the Argentine who set up MercadoLibre, the Latin American equivalent of ecommerce and auction website eBay....

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Will developing countries lead the renewable energy race? | WWF

Will developing countries lead the renewable energy race? | WWF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 October 2014 | Beyond the west: from South Africa to China, Mexico and Indonesia, WWF takes a look at the emerging countries driving global adoption of renewable energy.

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How Collaborative Development Works - YouTube

8 October 2014 | Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation acr...

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4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live | Washingtonpost.com

4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live | Washingtonpost.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 October 2014 | The world wide web still isn't all that worldwide.

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See this article from the Washington Post - good infographic on uptake.

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Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya | the Guardian

Watch out M-Pesa, Equity Bank wants to transform mobile money in Kenya | the Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it
7 October 2014 | An innovative sim card is challenging M-Pesa’s mobile banking monopoly. But will the competition increase financial inclusion? Mark Keith Muhumuza reports
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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | npr.org

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | npr.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it
6 October 2014 | The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
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