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Broadband can solve global development gap | Biztech Africa

Broadband can solve global development gap | Biztech Africa | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it

Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and puts access to health care, education and basic social services within reach of all, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which met in Dublin recently.

 

The Commission reiterated its call to International community to recognize the transformational potential of high-speed networks and ensure broadband penetration targets are specifically included in the UN post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

 

It also urged governments and international financing bodies to work to remove current barriers to investment. Globally, as much as 95% of telecommunications infrastructure is private sector-funded, but better incentives are urgently needed if investment is to expand in line with the coming exponential growth of connected users and so-called ‘Internet of Things’ data streams.

 

In the world’s 200 biggest cities, the number of connected devices is forecast to increase from an average of 400 devices per square kilometre to over 13,000 devices per square kilometre by 2016.

 

The Commission, which includes some of the world’s most prominent leaders from the tech sector, government, academia and UN agencies. gathered in Dublin at the invitation of Denis O’Brien, Chairman of the Digicel Group and one of the founding members of the group.

 

Established in 2010, the Commission is a top-level advocacy body which focuses on strategies to make broadband more available and affordable worldwide, with a particular emphasis on accelerating progress towards the eight UN Millennium Development Goals.

 

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Unusual Words Rendered in Bold Graphics

Unusual Words Rendered in Bold Graphics | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it
A visual A-Z of the hidden treasures of language.

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instan
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David Bellos, Arthur Goldhammer, and Lydia Davis on Translation

David Bellos, Arthur Goldhammer, and Lydia Davis on Translation | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it
The tall windows on the second floor of the French Embassy’s Cultural Services were flung wide open one recent mild evening. Waning late-afternoon light filled a large room, turnings its yellow walls cadmium orange.
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Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages

Google confronts extinction of more than 3,000 languages | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it
Google-backed initiative the Endangered Languages Project aims to help preserve the many languages slated to become extinct within the next 100 years. Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Internet & Media.
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The Internet: A lifeboat for endangered languages? | EurActiv

The Internet: A lifeboat for endangered languages? | EurActiv | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it
Independent specialised European Union affairs portal for EU policy professionals. Expert EU policy journalists follow a wide range of European legislation and topics. Stories, interviews and articles are available in English, French and German.

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Invented Languages from Hollywood to Bollywood - PRI's The World

Invented Languages from Hollywood to Bollywood - PRI's The World | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it
PRI's The WorldInvented Languages from Hollywood to BollywoodPRI's The World[Note from Patrick Cox: Hollywood and Bollywood compete (sort of) in language invention in this week's podcast.
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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn?

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? | Global Tech, Dev, and Language | Scoop.it

Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? Source: Voxy


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