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Emerging markets will shape the smartphone world, new industry figures suggest

Emerging markets will shape the smartphone world, new industry figures suggest | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
If the GSMA’s predictions are correct, two-thirds of the nine billion non-M2M mobile connections in 2020 will be from smartphones, with the vast majority coming from emerging markets.
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Opportunities for Social Innovation Services in Latin America | Insight | M4D Impact

Opportunities for Social Innovation Services in Latin America | Insight | M4D Impact | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
M4D Impact educates and unites those who want to harness the power of mobile for good.
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6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking)

6 Ways Cell Phones Are Changing the World (Beyond the Ways You're Probably Thinking) | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
More people have access to a cell phone than a toilet. What are all those phones doing?
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3 Best Practices for Social Change via Mobiles in Developing Countries

3 Best Practices for Social Change via Mobiles in Developing Countries | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
What are three best practices for implementing mobile programs for social change in developing countries? Here are some of the key insights Text to Change has learned since 2008 for best practices for Mobiles for International Development.
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TC105: Mobiles for International Development

TC105: Mobiles for International Development | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
The mobile phone is rapidly bringing communication to the most remote areas of the world. NGOs, governments and companies alike are beginning to realize the potential of this ubiquitous tool to address social challenges. This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore successful applications of mobile phone use that facilitate economic transactions, support public health campaigns and connect learners to educational content.
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GSMA Intelligence — Analysis — Mobile access — the last mile

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Ethiopian Kids Hacked Their Donated Tablets In Just Five Months

Ethiopian Kids Hacked Their Donated Tablets In Just Five Months | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
After a box of Motorola Xoom tablets was dropped off in an Ethiopian village, kids who had never seen a computer before quickly taught themselves how...
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Africa’s Farms of the Future

Africa’s Farms of the Future | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
African agriculture is a sleeping giant: the odds are against Africa's farmers, but the potential for economic growth is huge. It's time to wake up the giant with action on policy, investment and technology, writes Strive Masiyiwa.
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Africa harnesses the power of the phone - video

Africa harnesses the power of the phone - video | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Yousef Eldin explores the impact that new developments in mobile phone technology are having on life in some of Uganda's most isolated communities
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Americans Are Deeply Divided Over What Causes Poverty in the First Place

Americans Are Deeply Divided Over What Causes Poverty in the First Place | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Which makes doing something about it all the more difficult.
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How mobile became mighty in healthcare

How mobile became mighty in healthcare | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Chris Duffey and Katie Erbs on 10 powerful trends emerging in mobile health for patients, professionals and providers
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An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges

An Ideas Exchange For Solving Humanity's Grand Challenges | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
How mobile devices, the internet and cheap sensors are enabling entrepreneurs to build solutions that create social impact and generate economic value. By Aditya Murthy, Pranav Deshpande, and Samkit Shah of Duke University, who worked with Singularity University to research and design ideasX. This research was sponsored by Kauffman Foundation. Mobile is [...]
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Mobile Technology Spotlight: Mobile Phone Microscopes for the Developing World

Mobile Technology Spotlight: Mobile Phone Microscopes for the Developing World | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
This is a guest blog contributed by Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor's Professor at UCLA. ** In many developing regions today, cellphones and other mobile
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Women and the Web Alliance | Fact Sheet | U.S. Agency for International Development

Women and the Web Alliance | Fact Sheet | U.S. Agency for International Development | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
A public-private partnership among USAID, NetHope, Intel Corporation, World Pulse, World Vision, UN Women, and Women in Technology in Nigeria. The Alliance will create a ‘movement’ that addresses the Internet gender gap by bringing more than 600,000 young women online in Nigeria and Kenya in the next 3 years.
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Financial Inclusion in Paraguay: New Mobile Money Regulation | Mobile for Development

Financial Inclusion in Paraguay: New Mobile Money Regulation | Mobile for Development | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
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Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa causes huge financial and human damage, but new mobile phone technology is helping farmers to fight back.
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How Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World

How Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
While commentators routinely discuss the ways the United States and other developed countries can use data and analytics to improve the lives of their citizens, the many opportunities for data to transform the developing world are less well-known....
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Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers

Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Cattle rustling in sub-Saharan Africa causes huge financial and human damage, but new mobile phone technology is helping farmers to fight back.
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Big Data and How it Can Serve Development

Big Data and How it Can Serve Development | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
Our personal and digital interactions are being recorded in data warehouses around the world. In developed markets we see a value exchange for this “big data;” individuals elect to trade personal information for life-enhancing services (better deals, more
precise GPS directions, improved credit access, etc.) However, the proliferation of personal data now has individuals rightly concerned that their information is overexposed: that companies and governments know too much.
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Infographic - women and mobile learning in the developing world

Infographic - women and mobile learning in the developing world | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
One of my homework assignments in summer class for my ed tech grad program was to create an infographic. While I love looking at them (for example, here's ISTE's Pinterest board of ed tech infograp...
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ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo «

ICT Brings Students and Communities Together in the DR Congo « | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
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mHealth: Continuum of Care Services (CCS) - An Innovation - YouTube

Continuum of Care Services (CCS) -- An innovation is being implemented by CARE India, Bihar at four blocks of Saharsa district (High Priority District of RMN...
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Mobile Money in Bangladesh: Shifting from Scale to Innovation

Mobile Money in Bangladesh: Shifting from Scale to Innovation | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
With the support of the Gates Foundation, BRAC launched an innovation fund for mobile money and recently announced 7 ways BRAC will innovate with mobile money this year. Selected initiatives include launching a mobile-based savings product for adolescents,
offering micro-insurance to microfinance clients, and flexible payment schemes for school fees.
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Good News for Gender Inclusion in Agricultural Mobile Finance | Mobile for Development

Good News for Gender Inclusion in Agricultural Mobile Finance | Mobile for Development | Innovation in International Development & Mobile 4 Good | Scoop.it
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