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4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

4 Questions for Internet.org as Internet for the Poor

Published on: May 08 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Approximately 80% of the world’s population lives in areas already covered by 2G or 3G networks. The coverage is mostly urban, with the basic infrastructure already...
What is the Future of ICT4D in Cuba?

What is the Future of ICT4D in Cuba?

Published on: Mar 20 2015 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The US Government has a mixed record in using technology to help the Cuban people improve their lives. Most of its attempts ended in failure, some painful for everyone...
4 Challenges to Reaching 3.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users by 2020

4 Challenges to Reaching 3.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users by 2020

Published on: Nov 24 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 4 Challenges to Reaching 3.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users by 2020
According to new data released by GSMA Intelligence, 3.8 billion people or half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the Internet...
Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Lessons Learned From Working Firsthand in Malawi’s ICT Sector

Published on: Nov 14 2014 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
My name is Herman Fung and I’m a former VSO volunteer in Malawi. In March 2014, I completed an 18-month voluntary placement where I worked with the Ministry...
Is Facebook Zero the Future of Public Internet Access?

Is Facebook Zero the Future of Public Internet Access?

Published on: Aug 29 2014 by Maria Andersen - Comments Off on Is Facebook Zero the Future of Public Internet Access?
Access to information is both empowerment and development. When two thirds of the world’s poor still lack access to the Internet, but three fourths have a mobile...
RSVP Now: What is the Future of Technology and Democracy in 2025?

RSVP Now: What is the Future of Technology and Democracy in 2025?

Published on: Aug 27 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on RSVP Now: What is the Future of Technology and Democracy in 2025?
It’s only 2014, but the future is here. Last December, Thai journalists used drones to record protests, giving a birds-eye view of crowd sizes and police conduct....
Understanding Eritrea’s Exceptionally Limited Internet Access

Understanding Eritrea’s Exceptionally Limited Internet Access

Published on: Aug 01 2014 by Tim Katlic - 8 Comments
There are generally two sides to how Eritrean ICT engagement are portrayed online. One focuses on how, despite high Internet costs, rural communities are getting...
4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire

Published on: Jun 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
TechMoran reports that MTN Uganda has spent $235,000(!) on an “Internet bus,” a mobile telecentre where a computer lab is installed in a bus to be driven...
Apply Today for ISIF Asia Awards

Apply Today for ISIF Asia Awards

Published on: May 21 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Today for ISIF Asia Awards
The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators have made with creative solutions to the social and economic development of...
Keepod: Wasting $40,000 to Reinvent Linux on a Stick

Keepod: Wasting $40,000 to Reinvent Linux on a Stick

Published on: May 14 2014 by Mike Dawson - 57 Comments
There’s been a lot of news outlets covering Keepod, which claims to “overcome most of the traditional constraints that are preventing personal computing...