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Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko and Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund | GhanaGist.com

Oil Tycoon Kola Aluko and Designer Ozwald Boateng Launch $500 Million African Development Fund | GhanaGist.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 October 2013 | On Wednesday 25th September 2013, Ghanaian born British fashion designer Ozwald Boateng & Nigerian Oil tycoon Kola Aluko launched the African 50 initiative.

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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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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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Government investing in fibre to boost tech start-ups | Biztechafrica

Government investing in fibre to boost tech start-ups | Biztechafrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it
12 November 2014 | Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Communications says the government is investing in fibre infrastructure, LTE and data centre to make sure that the environment is favourable for young people to flourish.
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Digital Trends In Emerging Markets | geeksincambodia.com

Digital Trends In Emerging Markets | geeksincambodia.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
12 November 2014 | Geeks In Cambodia explores the growth of digital advertising in emerging markets and gathers the latest trends in these markets.
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The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme | Internet Society

The Internet Society Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Programme | Internet Society | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @apnicdg: Fellowships to #IETF 92, March 2015. Apply right here, right now: http://t.co/1E7iYIKy9s #APNIC #APrIGF #ICT4D #yIGF #netgov
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Fellowship opportunities opened up, yesterday, for IETF92 (Internet Engineering Task Force).  IETF92 will be in Dallas, TX from 22-27 March 2015. 

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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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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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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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Banking the unbanked: The mobile money revolution | cnn.com

Banking the unbanked: The mobile money revolution | cnn.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it
12 November 2014 | Billions of adults have no bank account. But mobile phones are changing that.
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Can Brazil become THE startup hub for Latin America? | fundacitylive

Can Brazil become THE startup hub for Latin America? | fundacitylive | Internet Development | Scoop.it

10 November 2014 | Fundacity is preparing to launch a new service that will enable Brazilian investors to co-invest small sums of money in local startups, together with experienced angel investors. This way more peop...

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