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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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January in Latin America: Tech News You Shouldn't Miss | The Nextweb.com

January in Latin America: Tech News You Shouldn't Miss | The Nextweb.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

9 February 2015 | Despite really warm summer weather in most of Latin America, January was actually a fairly busy month for the region’s tech scene, including some interesting M&A. Here are the news…

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Africa

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

11 February 2015 | From a fuzzy math whiz to a job creator, the African-based innovators gaining traction.

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A look at smart cities around the world | Intelligent Utility

A look at smart cities around the world | Intelligent Utility | Internet Development | Scoop.it

31 January 2015 | London correspondent Tim Probert gives a bird eye view of smart cities value and examples in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa.

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Smart cities need to link rural areas to create more opportunity.

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'Africa must put ICT into the hands of the unskilled' | ITWeb Africa

'Africa must put ICT into the hands of the unskilled' | ITWeb Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 January 2015 | A necessary step for Africa to maximise potential of ICT to develop skills.

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Governments really need to become more tech literate and encourage more "trickle-down" of technology.  Making ICTs a core priority essential.  We are working hard @internetsociety to try and help with connectivity and capacity building and would be thrilled to see govts focus on using tech and promoting vs. regulating it.

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Ghanaian startup Beam heads for Seedstars World Final | Biztech Africa

Ghanaian startup Beam heads for Seedstars World Final | Biztech Africa | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 January 2015 | Seedstars World, the most exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startups, is bringing Ghana-based startup Beam to Geneva for its Final Event on February 4.

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Seedstars - great name for seed funding startups.  Ghana team @Beam in the finals.

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Why Investors Should Consider These Three Developing Countries | The Fiscal Times

Why Investors Should Consider These Three Developing Countries | The Fiscal Times | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 January 2015 | Even in boom times, investing in the developing world is a risky business.

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Transit is Still Important to Landlocked Developing Countries | World Bank

Transit is Still Important to Landlocked Developing Countries | World Bank | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Coming from a landlocked country myself (Kazakhstan), I was fascinated to participate in the 2nd UN Conference on landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) held in Austria this past November.
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Excellent points made about the challenges land-locked developing countries face.  From an Internet access perspective - we see this as a  critical issue for countries that surround LLDCs to consider better arrangement for x-border connectivity.

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Kagame chairs ITU Broadband Commission meet | Newtimes

Kagame chairs ITU Broadband Commission meet | Newtimes | Internet Development | Scoop.it
President Paul Kagame yesterday chaired the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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How mobile money is transforming Africa - Agenda | The World Economic Forum

How mobile money is transforming Africa - Agenda | The World Economic Forum | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 January 2015 | In East Africa, a part of the world where even electricity is a luxury, a mobile money revolution is changing the way people send money, purchase goods and do business.

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Technology and people power: 5 ways to shape the sustainable development goals | The Guardian

Technology and people power: 5 ways to shape the sustainable development goals | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 January 2015 | As grassroots campaign Action/2015 launches today Teddy Ruge lists five ways technology can be used to ensure all voices are heard

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Do you have a development event that you want to add to the Action/2015 calendar?  Do it here.

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Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive | The Guardian

Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

19 January 2015 | The MDGs expire this year and the SDGs begin. But what are the SDGs all about?

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Why build local clean tech industries? | Visual.ly

Why build local clean tech industries? | Visual.ly | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 January 2015 | From infoDev (www.infodev.org), a global innovation and entrepreneurship program of the World Bank Group. This infographic is part of a report that as

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The Cutting Edge Of Mobile Payment Isn’t Where You Think | PYMNTS.com

The Cutting Edge Of Mobile Payment Isn’t Where You Think | PYMNTS.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 January 2015 | “If you want to live in a cashless society, where most consumers and merchants are using their mobile phones for payments and other financial services, pack

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Beyond the digital divide | Trinidad Guardian

Beyond the digital divide | Trinidad Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

8 February 2015 | By 2016, one per cent of the world’s population will own more than half of its wealth.

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Promoting the use of MOOCs...

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ICTs and Government Action Plan for MENA Region in 2015 and Beyond | Community.telecentre.org

ICTs and Government Action Plan for MENA Region in 2015 and Beyond | Community.telecentre.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 February 2015  | There are various strategies that are transforming ICTs today in MENA Region; more innovations and government action plans utilize to play an important role in…

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Mobile Learning Week 2015 | Empowerwomen.org

Mobile Learning Week 2015 | Empowerwomen.org | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 January 2015 | UNESCO flagship ICT in education event will run from 23-27 February at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The theme is empowering women and girls....

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Kudos to UNESCO for a focus on women&girls in ICT and in particular vis-a-vis mobile. 

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Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools | Infoworld.com

Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools | Infoworld.com | Internet Development | Scoop.it

30 January 2015 | The Internet of things seems futuristic, but real systems are delivering real analytics value today. Here's some real-world IoT advice from the field

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Great links to IOT background information.

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Mobile money needs the support of grassroots organisations to reach its potential | 25 January 2015

Mobile money needs the support of grassroots organisations to reach its potential | 25 January 2015 | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Last Thursday, the 2015 Gates letter  identified mobile money as a transformative innovation for the next 15 years, driving faster improvement of the lives of people in poor countries than has ever...
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Who really is driving uptake of technology for development? 

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How Tech in Asia Grew From a Personal Blog to a Leading Source of Tech ... | Jakarta Globe (blog)

How Tech in Asia Grew From a Personal Blog to a Leading Source of Tech ... | Jakarta Globe (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

24 January 2015 | Since 2011 Tech in Asia has grown from being the personal blog of Singaporean marketing professional Willis Wee to become a major media portal for technology-related news spanning the entire Asian continent.

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Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role | Huffington Post

Bill Gates Makes Bold Bet About Ending Poverty, And Tech Plays A Big Role | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

26 January 2015 | Technological advances will drastically change life in the developing world by 2030.

Bill Gates is betting on it.

In the 2015 Gates Annual Letter, published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropist predicts that "th...

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In Focus: Information Lives of the Poor | IDRC

In Focus: Information Lives of the Poor | IDRC | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 January 2015 | A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by i...

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Foresight Africa 2015: Infrastructure Requires More Than Raising Money | Brookings Institution (blog)

Foresight Africa 2015: Infrastructure Requires More Than Raising Money | Brookings Institution (blog) | Internet Development | Scoop.it

22 January 2015 | Jeffrey Gutman identifies six priorities for Africa in 2015 as the region moves to fill the gap in access to infrastructure.

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ISIF Asia

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19 January 2015 | Exploring the field for innovative solutions on Internet development in the Asia Pacific region

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Internet seen as 'survival tool' in developing countries | Computer Business Review

16 January 2015 | Internet seen as 'survival tool' in developing countries Computer Business Review In developing countries where access to the Internet is limited, the study indicates people are more likely to see the Internet as a tool that can drive social...

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How to innovate: making technology work for development - video | The Guardian

How to innovate: making technology work for development - video | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 January 2015 | How do you get aid workers to think about new ways of doing things and ensure technologies or tools introduced work in the local context and lead to sustainable change?

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