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Android Oreo Go Apps Are Here But Where Are the Phones?

Google announced the launch of its low-powered Android version in India few months back, promising low-end smartphones, with promising features and …

Android News

Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the problems of humanity

Not long ago, all of the major innovations came from big research labs in the West. And Silicon Valley not only built the core technologies but also the best applications of these. This is where all the amazing advances happened.<p>We no longer have a monopoly on disruptive innovation. The cost of …

8 apps revolutionizing maternal health care in developing nations

Chanceline, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seven months pregnant. She’s been walking for almost three hours, and will continue …

Data-cheap Facebook Lite hits 100 million users in the developing world

The Android-exclusive is the fastest growing Facebook app, and one part of the company's mission to connect the emerging world.<p>Facebook has hit a milestone in its quest to connect the developing world to the Internet.<p>Facebook Lite, an Android-exclusive version of the social media platform's app …

Here's why Facebook's Internet.org is crumbling in India

A group of Internet companies have withdrawn support from Internet.org, the buzzy Facebook-backed service that aims to bring people in developing …

App Could Help Officials Prosecute Rapists In Developing World

A new app is aiming to crack down on rapists in a country where the crime is far too common.<p>MediCapt will serve as a vital tool in collecting evidence and information on cases concerning sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), TakePart reported. The cell phone app, set to be …

Opera uses free apps to coax emerging nations toward the internet

Mobile data is pricier in developing regions than in the west, a paradox that has held back mobile internet adoption on most of the planet. To help, Opera has unveiled App Pass, a service that lets smartphone users download and use apps without paying for data. It comes as part of Opera Max, an …

Internet.org Releases 2014 Global State of Connectivity

Internet.org is Facebook’s push to offer internet access globally especially to developing nations. Today, it released its 2014 State of Connectivity.<p>The report shows that only 37.9 percent of the global population use the internet at least once a year. The largest percentage of those without …

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Malawi's expensive mobile phone habit

<b>One of the first things to strike a visitor to Malawi is the huge number of advertisements put up by mobile phone companies marketing their products.</b><p>"Muli bwanji? (How are you?)" reads one of the huge red billboards in the local language Chichewa.<p>Another colourful one shows the picture of a jet …

Central African Republic

Technology for Development: Shifting the Status Quo in Africa

International aid is often criticized for being slow and inefficient. Countries and organizations pour their money into development projects that are often difficult to scale. They succeed in one community or country and then require massive investment to replicate their success in new places -- …

Innovation

'Dongle' turns smartphone into mobile lab to diagnose HIV, syphilis

Engineers have taken an ordinary smartphone and made it a whole lot smarter.<p>They created a compact, handheld device that plugs into an iPhone and turns it into a mobile laboratory that can diagnoseHIVand syphilis in just 15 minutes.<p>The diagnostic device – the engineers call it a “dongle” – was …

Medicine

Mobile Phones: The Farmer’s New Tool (narrated by Melinda Gates)

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How Technology Will Revolutionize Education For Poor People By 2030

This year's letter — on the 15th anniversary of Bill and Melinda Gates' organization — highlights the foundation's goals for the next 15 years.<p>"We think the next 15 years will see major breakthroughs for most people in poor countries," the Gates Foundation letter notes. "These breakthroughs will be …

Education Technology

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How Mobile Phone Data Reveals Food Consumption Patterns in Central Africa - MIT Technology Review

An increasingly important side-effect of the mobile phone revolution is that the big data it generates has become a high-resolution microscope for …

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HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION CONNECTED TO THE MOBILE INTERNET BY 2020, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA FIGURES<p>November 6, 2014<p>Press Release<p><i>An Additional 1.6</i> …

CGNet Swara Mobile Application (Feature by Internet.org)

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Technology Tackles Educational Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, technology may have become a solution to the region’s unique challenges — especially with regard to educational challenges. …