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Facebook to beam internet via satellite to remote regions in Africa | The Guardian

Facebook to beam internet via satellite to remote regions in Africa | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

5 October 2015 | Mark Zuckerberg details plans on how company is ‘exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky’

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It will be interesting to see how much service costs as surely it will not be free as that might be considered x-subsidization by some?

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Google may have a solution to Africa's last-mile internet connectivity problem | Quartz

Google may have a solution to Africa's last-mile internet connectivity problem | Quartz | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 October 2015 | While undersea internet cables may have brought a 20-fold increase in bandwidth in Africa, last-mile connectivity—the infrastructure to extend networks into homes, schools, and workplaces—remains a challenge.

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The Internet in Cuba: Cuba is using WiFi for short run portable connectivity | Laredcubana

The Internet in Cuba: Cuba is using WiFi for short run portable connectivity | Laredcubana | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 October 2015 | Update on #Cuba's WiFi access hotspots
(At end of post).
Vague usage claims. Hype?
http://t.co/XnNZ7LHm9I
#ICT4d http://t.co/7Q7HgODy7v

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Amazing to see uptake!

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The U.N. Chose Way Too Many 'Global Goals' | Time

The U.N. Chose Way Too Many 'Global Goals' | Time | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 September 2015 | Prioritizing a few would make a bigger impact

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For many involved in development, we see some of the high-level meetings as a distraction away from the "real" work on the ground. Perhaps we can take some of the momentum from the recent SDG event and combine it with innovation and ICTs to:

-keep reminding the world that this is not new

-keep the pressure on

-work on projects that make an impact on the ground that we can measure and scale


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7 reasons the SDGs will be better than the MDGs - Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

7 reasons the SDGs will be better than the MDGs - Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 September 2015 | The sustainable development goals are launched this weekend at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Here are seven reasons to celebrate

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ICT Development Issues Discussed in 12th Asia-Pacific Forum in Macao | Yibada

ICT Development Issues Discussed in 12th Asia-Pacific Forum in Macao | Yibada | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 September 2015 | About 120 participants from 22 countries and regions of the world have convened to attend the 12th Asia-Pacific Telecommunication and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Development Forum held in Macao on Tuesday, Sept, 22, the Xinhua...

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The sustainable development goals: we're all developing countries now | The Guardian

The sustainable development goals: we're all developing countries now | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 September 2015 | Inequality in the UK and US is a stark reminder that the patronising relationship between the global north and south is misplaced

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Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models | TechCrunch

Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models | TechCrunch | Internet Development | Scoop.it

23 September 2015 | Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to discuss the future of mobile, making it the..

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Billions of people in developing world still without Internet access, new UN ... | UN News Centre

Billions of people in developing world still without Internet access, new UN ... | UN News Centre | Internet Development | Scoop.it
Broadband Internet is failing to reach billions of people living in the developing world, including 90 per cent of those living in the poorest nations, according to a new United Nations report that offers country-by-country data on the state of...
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Do we mean the next "connected generation" or do we mean those that have simply no access?  Who are they? Where are they? What percentage want to be connected?  Do they know what to do with connectivity or do they simply want phone access?  How do you survey them...

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Silicon Valley spends on people, Asia spends on marketing | Tech in Asia

Silicon Valley spends on people, Asia spends on marketing | Tech in Asia | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 September 2015 } We should all take a deeper look on how Asian startups spend their money and whether it works or not.

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Mobile apps are a lifeline for young Syrian refugees | UNICEF

Mobile apps are a lifeline for young Syrian refugees | UNICEF | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 September | Young Syrian refugees use mobile apps like Whatsapp and Viber to get news about their families. Find out how Unicef is helping Syria refugees.

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The Policy Tools Making Internet Access More Affordable Across the World | Alliance for Affordable Internet

17 September 2015 | A global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all

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A4AI does great work and ISOC is a keen supporter. 

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Blinded by technology: has our belief in Silicon Valley led the world astray? | The Guardian

Blinded by technology: has our belief in Silicon Valley led the world astray? | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 September 2015 | In Geek Heresy, computer expert Kentaro Toyama warns against our over-reliance on technology and explains why people, not smart tools, are the key to social change

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Africa Code Week Spreading Digital Literacy For African Youth | AFKInsider

Africa Code Week Spreading Digital Literacy For African Youth | AFKInsider | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 October 2015 | Africa Code Week is under way with hundreds of free coding workshops and online sessions to spread digital literacy and coding education for young Africans.

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The "Connected Generation" is going to be an amazing group to watch ;) So, getting the "unconnected connected" may be up to young people working with older people.  What a cool way for people to build even stronger networks of trust - Human trust networks.  From our experience - this is the way that communities are built.

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How to Implement Sustainable Development Global VisionMorocco World News

How to Implement Sustainable Development Global VisionMorocco World News | Internet Development | Scoop.it

2 October 2015 | How to Implement Sustainable Development Global Vision http://t.co/7avPvGq2Lr #morocco #news

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Some great insight on community building for better collaborative development...

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How technology is helping deliver aid to Syrian refugees in the Middle East | Computerweekly

How technology is helping deliver aid to Syrian refugees in the Middle East |  Computerweekly | Internet Development | Scoop.it

1 October 2015 | The United Nation predicts there will be 4,270,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015. The majority of these displaced people will be hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt – with 88% living outside the region’s vast refugee camps.

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Internet access matters ­­– will Facebook or India provide it? | The Guardian

Internet access matters ­­– will Facebook or India provide it? | The Guardian | Internet Development | Scoop.it

29 September 2015 } Prevention of communication constitutes exclusion from society. Access to online services should be protected in the same way water and electricity are

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The Sustainable Development Goals ICT Playbook | ICT Works

The Sustainable Development Goals ICT Playbook | ICT Works | Internet Development | Scoop.it

28 September 2015 | The Sustainable #Development Goals ICT Playbook - http://t.co/9LkzAQT55p #ict4d #ict4sdg via @ICT_Works blog

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Local tech firm launches education solution for developing countries | BRCK Education on Youtube

BRCK Education, a division of BRCK, a local technology firm based in Nairobi, has launched a value priced tablet that will be running web-based content and ...
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Accelerating access to ICTs to improve maternal health in Uganda | NetHope Solutions Center

Accelerating access to ICTs to improve maternal health in Uganda | NetHope Solutions Center | Internet Development | Scoop.it

25 September 2015 | "Jostas, you guys at RCRA have done great wok using ICT4D in the Health Sector. Congratulations…" — Lanre Rotimi http://t.co/a83JtVmOi4

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The Internet in Cuba: Speculation on the Cuban Internet backbone | Laredcubana

The Internet in Cuba: Speculation on the Cuban Internet backbone | Laredcubana | Internet Development | Scoop.it
RT @larrypress: Update to #Cuban backbone post:
http://t.co/JMtEtR950q
@WilliamsJon, @mweissenstein demo speed 4 journalists
#ICT4d http:/…
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So much potential and it will be very exciting to see Cuba change with more connectivity and opportunities for greater innovation - the permissionless-innovation that the Internet brings.

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8 Mobile Phone Ideas That Are Changing Lives In Rural India #Mobile4Good14 | The Better India

8 Mobile Phone Ideas That Are Changing Lives In Rural India #Mobile4Good14 | The Better India | Internet Development | Scoop.it

20 September 2015 | The simple mobile phone is transforming the lives of thousands of people in rural India. Here are 8 amazing mobile initiatives that show how its done.

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South Africa Might Get the Worst Internet Censorship Law in Africa | Huffington Post

South Africa Might Get the Worst Internet Censorship Law in Africa | Huffington Post | Internet Development | Scoop.it

18 September 2015 | Recent draft legislation in South Africa proposed by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) which would regulate online content has left many people stunned by the degree of poorly-defined yet draconian and far-reaching censorship provisions for...

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Here’s the Real Way to Get Internet to the Next 4 Billion People | Wired

Here’s the Real Way to Get Internet to the Next 4 Billion People | Wired | Internet Development | Scoop.it

16 September 2015 | Forget satellites and drones with lasers. The real way to bring Internet to the next 4 billion people is surprisingly grounded.

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Simple Tech Has Stopped 660m Cases of Malaria in Africa Since 2000 | Gizmodo

Simple Tech Has Stopped 660m Cases of Malaria in Africa Since 2000 | Gizmodo | Internet Development | Scoop.it

17 September 2015 | A new report from Oxford University describes that the overall rate of malaria infections in Africa has fallen by 50 percent since 2000. The researchers claim that’s largely the result of a very simple technology indeed: bed nets.

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