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LiquidPiston unveils its ultra efficient, small diesel engine

Portable notification service GuardIt and Project HOPE create device to aid in detection of pneumonia

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GuardIt, the product development company that creates portable notification systems and sensors, has teamed with Project HOPE to launch a new device that will help aid in diagnosing pneumonia. Called INSPIRE, this pediatric device is an electronic aid that is attached to children under five. It is also intended to...
Portable notification service GuardIt and Project HOPE create device to aid in detection of pneumonia

Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While volunteering at an orphanage in Ecuador, former Amazon executive David Risher came across a padlocked library. When he asked the home’s leader why it was locked, she said that the key was lost, the books were out...
Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

Kiva Piloting Microlending For U.S. Small Biz, Clinton Says It's 'A Very Big Deal'

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Do you have a favorite coffee shop or dressmaker in your neighborhood? Now you can do a lot more than simply rave about your favorite local business to a friend: microloan giant, Kiva, is bringing crowdfunding to U.S. businesses. Normally reserved for struggling, developing-world entrepreneurs, Kiva is piloting a new...
Kiva Piloting Microlending For U.S. Small Biz, Clinton Says It's 'A Very Big Deal'
An African telecom moves off-grid batteries

AUDIO: Ethiopia children 'master tablet PCs'

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Researchers from the organisation Global Advocacy, One Laptop Per Child have mounted an experiment in two small Ethiopian villages to see the effect of new technology on children in remote regions of the developing world....
AUDIO: Ethiopia children 'master tablet PCs'
BII REPORT: How Price-Sensitive Global Consumers Will Shape The Next Smartphone Growth Wave
Milk Virtual Goats For Womens' Rights In This New Facebook Game

M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost

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M-Via, a young mobile phone payment service that lets you send or receive money on any type of phone, outside of the country — even if you and your recipients don’t have bank accounts — has raised $5 million in debt financing, according to a filing with the SEC....
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost
Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes

RT @DUKEpress "Professors Beyond Borders: new charity will allow academics to share expertise in developing world: http://bit.ly/9qP8pn"

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RT @DUKEpress "Professors Beyond Borders: new charity will allow academics to share expertise in developing world: http://bit.ly/9qP8pn"

CHART OF THE DAY: Android Is The Platform Of Choice In The Developing World

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. App developers in North America prefer to build for Apple's iOS — that's where the money is. But the story is quite...
CHART OF THE DAY: Android Is The Platform Of Choice In The Developing World

CloudFactory plans to put one million people in developing countries to work online

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Some tech startups are little more than a simple app designed to help you find the best sandwich in town, whilst others are setting out to conquer the world with retro photo apps. Useful? Maybe. Game-changing? More often than not, the answer is no. With that in mind, one startup...
CloudFactory plans to put one million people in developing countries to work online

Letters: mobile banking benefits outweigh risks

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Push for more initiatives to support mobile banking in developing countries - don't let security risks slow progressThere are no doubt security risks and concerns around privacy that need to be looked into when it comes to the phenomenal growth in mobile banking. But haven't we faced such risks in...
Letters: mobile banking benefits outweigh risks

Venture Capitalists Converge on Colorado To Look In On Startups

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So this week I returned to Vail, Colo. for the annual Venture Capital in the Rockies conference, and sat through 19 of 22 early stage companies presenting, all of them seeking investments from VCs in the area. All of the companies presenting are either from Colorado, or from surrounding states....
Venture Capitalists Converge on Colorado To Look In On Startups

Younghee Jung , anthropologist for Nokia - design & improving phones for developing world via @JohnPostill | @anthroworks http://j.mp/cg2Iiy

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Younghee Jung , anthropologist for Nokia - design & improving phones for developing world via @JohnPostill | @anthroworks http://j.mp/cg2Iiy

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December
Between campaign and fulfillment: Soma and the delicateness of post-Kickstarter life
Digital television is where cable was in early days, says Conde Nast Entertainment chief
How Do You Scale Social Innovation Startups?

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Should It Really Be Mobile First, Web Second?

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up here for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. In The Rush To Mobile, Don't Ignore The Power Of The Web (Fast Company)Fred...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Should It Really Be Mobile First, Web Second?
BILL GATES: Here's The Biggest Problem With Capitalism

LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75

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Dual-SIM phones have been all the rage in many emerging markets for years now. And big phone makers were very late to this game, which at first consisted primarily from unknown Chinese vendors. But time has passed and some of the big names in mobile are slowly warming up to...
LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75

A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

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Imagine a wireless market that has the characteristics of both the developed world and the developing world. That’s exactly what Russia is, and it’s what Michael Hecker, vice president of strategy, M&A and corporate development for Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), Russia’s largest wireless carrier, deals with every day. MTS sells iPhones...
A Look at Mobile Markets in Russia and Latin America

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

Mozilla Builds an Operating System for a Firefox Smartphone

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Mozilla, which created the Firefox browser, is coming out with a smartphone that costs less than one-fifth the price of an iPhone that is aimed at the developing world....
Mozilla Builds an Operating System for a Firefox Smartphone

Fortumo Raises ~$10M From Intel Capital, Greycroft To Take On Bango And More In Carrier Billing; Inks Deals With China Mobile And Vodafone

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Fortumo — a specialist in mobile carrier billing, which lets users to pay for apps and goods in apps without coughing up credit card numbers — is today raising its game a bit against competitors like Bango (partner to Facebook, Amazon and more), Boku and PayPal’s Zong — the Estonian-hatched...
Fortumo Raises ~$10M From Intel Capital, Greycroft To Take On Bango And More In Carrier Billing; Inks Deals With China Mobile And Vodafone

One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

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mama_mia/Shutterstock Today marks a year since Facebook’s rough-and-tumble IPO. Since that disappointing day, Facebook has gone to great lengths to assure Wall Street that yes, it will one day be the social ad spinning, money-making machine that Wall Street hopes it will be. The biggest potential, Facebook maintains, lies in...
One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

This Is The Blog Post Everyone Is Passing Around To Explain Why Cisco Just Spent $1.2 Billion (CSCO)

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Cisco bought a wifi startup called Meraki for $1.2 billion. Here's the blog post everyone is passing around to explain how that happened. It's from Doug Leone, who got his VC firm, Sequoia Capital, to invest in Meraki: Quick: when was the last time you plugged in an Ethernet cable? If...
This Is The Blog Post Everyone Is Passing Around To Explain Why Cisco Just Spent $1.2 Billion (CSCO)

Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination

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Mobile technology can help save more lives, but there are challenges to overcome. Handing out phones isn't enoughIn the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Twitter was spontaneously used by response teams to share information and images, gather donations for the relief effort and even to indicate isolated outbreaks...
Mobile phone-based humanitarian projects need greater co-ordination
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