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The Internet Society fosters Internet growth and access by bringing essential information, training, and partnerships to people and communities across the world. www.internetsociety.org/development
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Ghana Ranked 3rd in Open Data Barometer Report | Biztech Africa

Ghana Ranked 3rd in Open Data Barometer Report | Biztech Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

4 April 2015 | Ghana has been rated among the highest-ranked Sub-Saharan African countries on the continent in this year’s Open Data Barometer Report.

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13 startup mistakes to avoid on the road to success | CNN.com

13 startup mistakes to avoid on the road to success | CNN.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

7 April 2015 | Getting it wrong is part of starting a business -- so what should entrepreneurs avoid?

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Media (R)evolutions: skipping the landline, going straight for a mobile phone | WorldBank

Media (R)evolutions: skipping the landline, going straight for a mobile phone | WorldBank | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 April 2015 | New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's, and will have...

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Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty | New York Times

Cellphones for Women in Developing Nations Aid Ascent From Poverty | New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 April 2015 | Digital financial tools can greatly improve lives in poor countries, but it is especially crucial to put them into the hands of women, whose role in economic growth is often ignored.

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Mobile connectivity in Africa has already arrived | Brookings

Mobile connectivity in Africa has already arrived | Brookings | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 March 2015 | Developing country governments need to continue to work hard to fill their infrastructure gaps in order to move up the development ladder, but at the same time they can capitalize now on their greatest infrastructure asset—mobile phones.

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Africa: ICT’s Open Data Aids African Elections | Developmentdiaries

Africa: ICT’s Open Data Aids African Elections | Developmentdiaries | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 March 2015 | By Jessica Weiss Election transparency in Africa is being aided by the use of open-data apps and websites.  GotToVote, Nigeriaelections.org and, GoVote.ng are some of the open-data aids to election...

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Kenya’s spearheading ICT program | Medium

Kenya’s spearheading ICT program | Medium | Internet Development | Scoop.it

27 March 2015 | The final stage of Kenya’s National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project will take off later this year.

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India court strikes down Internet arrest law | CNN.com

India court strikes down Internet arrest law | CNN.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | India's highest court has reversed a controversial law that gave authorities sweeping powers to arrest people for comments posted online.

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OTC & Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions? - Mobile for Development | GSMA

OTC & Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions? - Mobile for Development | GSMA | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | RT @GSMAm4d: OTC & #MobileMoney: How does usage differ across regions? http://t.co/QN4n2R3OWW #M4D #ict4d http://t.co/zFCYu3QT0Z

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Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall | New York Times

Bringing African Shoppers to the Global Mall | New York Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | The two brothers who founded the online retailer MallforAfrica have found ways around problems with red tape, shipping costs and concerns about fraud.

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Tech entrepreneurs and investors lead Beirut out of the ashes | Telegraph

Tech entrepreneurs and investors lead Beirut out of the ashes | Telegraph | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | The benighted, yet still glamorous city of Beirut conjures up images of war and violence, but its tech ecosystem is growing and giving hope that it can rise again as a force in the region

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Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations | Pew Research Center

Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations | Pew Research Center | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 March 2015 | Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.

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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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This is a great sync between MDG to SDG and provides some food for thought...

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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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Nigeria’s tele-density boom | medium.com

Nigeria’s tele-density boom | medium.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

3 April 2015 | Tele-density: a global measure of development. The mobile phone has now become the most owned object in the world, havin…

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March in Latin America - Tech News Roundup | The Next Web

March in Latin America - Tech News Roundup | The Next Web | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 April 2015 | March was a fairly eventful month for Latin America’s tech scene, with several noteworthy launches and announcements. Here’s the news you don’t want to miss: Big players Facebook announced that…

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Communications Technology in Emerging and Developing Nations | Pew Research

Communications Technology in Emerging and Developing Nations | Pew Research | Internet Development | Scoop.it

Internet access differs substantially across the 32 emerging and developing countries polled, with the lowest rates of internet use in South Asian...."

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We "Scooped" this before, but wanted to highlight the new graphics and focus in this article.  See our new study on ASEAN as well:   http://www.internetsociety.org/doc/unleashing-potential-internet-asean-economies

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The next multibillion dollar tech trend from Asia: E-sports | VentureBeat

The next multibillion dollar tech trend from Asia: E-sports | VentureBeat | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 March 2015 | GuestAlthough e-sports seem “underground” to most Americans, they are already a multibillion dollar industry in Asia, and they are far more popular in the U.S. than most people realize.

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Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance | Biztechafrica

Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance | Biztechafrica | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 March 2015 | Policy makers and experts in ICT gathered in Kigali for the Commonwealth e-Governance Forum Africa from 24-25 March 2015 have commended Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance for sustainable development.

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Ventures Africa - Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa | ventures.africa

Ventures Africa - Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa | ventures.africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 March 2015 | RT @ZaneleM_: Why Rwanda can provide the cheapest internet in Africa http://t.co/ztLlJ93J0z #business #ict4d

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Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act | En-Maktoob.news

Tech-savvy Nigerian NGOs forcing politicians to act | En-Maktoob.news | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | Ahead of the presidential election, apps and phone texts are mobilising communities to tackle government neglect.

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Communication and Connection in Afghanistan | BuildingPeaceForum

Communication and Connection in Afghanistan | BuildingPeaceForum | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 March 2015 | The mobile technology boom in the developing world is hardly news anymore. There is no shortage of coverage on the ways mobile phones have influenced the lives of people in […]

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10 facts about technology use in the emerging world | Pew Research

10 facts about technology use in the emerging world | Pew Research | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 March 2015 | In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.

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How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation | The Guardian

How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

21 March 2015 | More NGOs are using maps and charts for campaigning. Rachel Banning-Lover explains how to visualise development data

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Women's rights activists alarmed by UK unease over development targets | The Guardian

Women's rights activists alarmed by UK unease over development targets | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 March 2015 | British government’s desire to reduce scope of sustainable development agenda prompts concern that gender equality commitments could be lost....

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Will the sustainable development goals matter for the development of the Internet....

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