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Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Published on: Dec 09 2014 by Denise Phelps - Leave a Comment
Working in ICT4D, you are reminded again and again that there is no “magic bullet” of development. Yet as each new technology emerges there is a flood of programs...
Will We Have Free Worldwide Wireless Internet Access From Google?

Will We Have Free Worldwide Wireless Internet Access From Google?

Published on: Feb 06 2013 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The last mile is the first mile of cost in Internet access. The barriers to connecting everyone to low-cost, high-speed bandwidth are many, and many people feel...
10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of Google

10 Observations on Technology in Africa from Eric Schmidt of Google

Published on: Jan 23 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, Eric Schmidt posted a detailed list of observations. As he used to run Google and is still...
Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Free Zone is Google Stepping Up its Game to Challenge Facebook in South Africa

Published on: Dec 10 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
You remember Facebook Zero, the no-cost access to Facebook that is helping to double Facebook users across Africa? Now check out Google’s come back: Free...
The $200 Nexus 7 Google Tablet is a Game-Changer for ICT Adoption in Africa

The $200 Nexus 7 Google Tablet is a Game-Changer for ICT Adoption in Africa

Published on: Jun 29 2012 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
On Wednesday, Google announced the specs and price point for its Nexus 7 tablet. Engadget reports that for $200 the Nexus 7 has a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD to...
The Status of Google Baraza Three Months Later

The Status of Google Baraza Three Months Later

Published on: Jan 14 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Last October, Google launched Baraza to make the Internet more locally relevant in Africa and bring more people online. Google says: A large number of questions...
Android Mobile Phone Proliferation is Good for African ICT Even if it Fragments Development

Android Mobile Phone Proliferation is Good for African ICT Even if it Fragments Development

Published on: Sep 08 2010 by Thad Kerosky - 3 Comments
The tech publication Ars Technica warned recently that Android’s proliferation in China might not lift Google’s image in East Asia–many parties...
Google Technology User Groups: the LUG’s of Tomorrow

Google Technology User Groups: the LUG’s of Tomorrow

Published on: Jun 02 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Google is naturally excited about the voluntary formation of Google Technology User Groups across Africa – communities of software developers and Google users...
Aucun homme n’est une île: les solutions TIC pour reconnecter Haïti

Aucun homme n’est une île: les solutions TIC pour reconnecter Haïti

Published on: Feb 15 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off
Dix jours après le violent séisme en Haïti, deux techniciens d’Inveneo, CIO Mark Summer et Andris Bjornson, sont arrivés sur place pour le déploiement d’un...
Wikireader: a Digital Library of Alexandria, Offline

Wikireader: a Digital Library of Alexandria, Offline

Published on: Oct 19 2009 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
No matter how much bandwidth comes via the new fiber optic cables, there still will be massive offline areas in Africa. So there will still be a great craving for...