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A Trillion and Change: That's How Much Emerging Markets Will Spend on IT in 2012

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We’ve been hearing for years how the emerging economies of the world are, well, not only emerging, but growing like weeds in a fertilizer factory. Now we have some idea of what that actually means, courtesy of the tech research firm Gartner: Collectively countries that fit into the “emerging” category...
A Trillion and Change: That's How Much Emerging Markets Will Spend on IT in 2012

Apple's Q1 International Sales Now 61% Of Revenues, As China Up By 67% To $6.8B, Europe Up 11% To $12.5B

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Apple today posted Q1 earnings that indicated that — despite wider problems in the European economy, and price and device competition from Android everywhere, it continues to make advances in international markets. Apple broke out sales in Greater China, which were up by 67% on the same quarter last year,...
Apple's Q1 International Sales Now 61% Of Revenues, As China Up By 67% To $6.8B, Europe Up 11% To $12.5B

RT @andreameyer Reverse Innovation: How Designing for Emerging Economies Brings Benefits Back Home http://ow.ly/1qt4iz

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RT @andreameyer Reverse Innovation: How Designing for Emerging Economies Brings Benefits Back Home http://ow.ly/1qt4iz

A Different Way to Innovate

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Western companies can learn from emerging economies by focusing on simplicity rather than on endless new features, a Cambridge professor says....
A Different Way to Innovate

Heating Up: Latin American Apps Revealing a Change in the Mobile Tech Tides

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Brazil has long been recognized as the first initial of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the four emerging economies on track to become the next major world players. But Brazil’s — and Latin America’s — explosively hot startup scene may already be gaining more speed than the rest...
Heating Up: Latin American Apps Revealing a Change in the Mobile Tech Tides

Facebook and Google partnerships help Bango reach 1 billion potential carrier billing customers

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Specialising in delivering its carrier billing technology to some of the biggest brands in technology, Bango announced today that its services are now available to over one billion mobile users worldwide. It’s a notable achievement for the UK-founded public company (which has offices in Cambridge and New York), coming soon...
Facebook and Google partnerships help Bango reach 1 billion potential carrier billing customers

Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax

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Reports by the Times of India and the Economic Times (apparently sister publications) show that standard-essential patent (SEP) enforcement increasingly also takes place in Asia. According to the reports, Ericsson has sued local player Micromax.The Delhi High Court reportedly ordered Micromax to make a deposit "between 1.25% and 2% of...
Standard-essential patent litigation arrives in India as Ericsson sues local player Micromax

CloudFactory Launches CloudFactory 2.0 Platform After Acquiring SpeakerText & Humanoid

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CloudFactory, a distributed workforce company that seeks to reduce poverty in emerging economies, launched its CloudFactory 2.0 platform last week after acquiring SpeakerText and Humanoid in October for an undisclosed amount. SpeakerText automates video transcriptions through algorithms and crowdsourcing and its investors included Mitch Kapor, 500 Startups, Crowdflower CEO Lukas...
CloudFactory Launches CloudFactory 2.0 Platform After Acquiring SpeakerText & Humanoid

The PC market is hitting the limits of growth - so what now for Microsoft?

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Without netbooks, and with ultrabooks making little impact, PCs look endangered by smartphones and tablets, says IDCYou may have thought that the fine that the European Commission handed out to Microsoft for screwing up the coding on the browser choice screen was hefty - €561m (£459m, or $740m) for a...
The PC market is hitting the limits of growth - so what now for Microsoft?

CareerBuilder acquires Brazilian IT job board CEVIU to expand in South America

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CareerBuilder has acquired the Brazilian IT job board CEVIU, the companies announced today without revealing the deal’s amount. For the US online employment giant, which already operated in 20 countries, this acquisition represents an opportunity to venture into a new and fast-growing market, South America. According to CEVIU, its portal has...
CareerBuilder acquires Brazilian IT job board CEVIU to expand in South America

Reliance in trouble. Flag Telecom cancels $1B IPO

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Flag Telecom, a large international network operator that connected countries in Europe with Middle East and Asia with the U.S., is shelving its $1 billion dollar initial public offering. The cancellation is a huge set-back for its parent company, Reliance Communications, which has been desperately trying to reduce its $7...
Reliance in trouble. Flag Telecom cancels $1B IPO

Top UK universities launch free online courses

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Elite institutions will team up with the Open University to offer free internet courses through FutureLearn, a new company that will rival US programmes Coursera and edXEleven top UK universities are joining the Open University to launch free internet courses, in a bid to catch up with the elite US...
Top UK universities launch free online courses

Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks

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One of the most important pieces of research to emerge last year was "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies". A central theme was that much unauthorized copying around the world is driven by attempts to impose Western-level prices everywhere, resulting in media goods that are simply beyond the reach of most...
Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks
Arrest half the world: More than 50% of computer users pirate software, study finds

IT Spending This Year? Almost Four Triiilllion Dollars

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The growth rate in global spending on information technology is slowing down a bit, but, well, it’s still growing, and will total $3.7 trillion, according to the latest forecast on the topic by the tech research house Gartner. It’s not so much about any shifts in sentiment or intention among...
IT Spending This Year? Almost Four Triiilllion Dollars

New-wave economies going for growth

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As even Brics plateau, other countries, from Bangladesh to Mexico, are coming up fast - and could overtake the west soonThey are big. They have young and growing populations. They have invested in infrastructure and education. And they are growing at the sort of rates that make them the envy...
New-wave economies going for growth

biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials

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The US Department of State and mobile startup biNu just announced that they’re working together in a public-private partnership. It’s not, perhaps, the most obvious partnership, but biNu says that its app platform for feature phones and lower-end smartphones is already used by an audience of 4 million people, largely...
biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials
The PC Business Isn't Growing Anywhere, And It's Really Scary For Microsoft

The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

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In aging buildings, hidden on unassuming side streets in the Bohemian sections of Mexico City known as Condesa and Roma, a revolution of sorts is occurring. Twentysomethings in T-shirts huddle over laptops, writing code and working on user interfaces for start-up technology Web sites. Design approaches are debated, and Lean...
The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

Berkeley Prof Helped Divvy Up Search to Many Servers

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A connection to the University of California at Berkeley–and a lengthy record for innovations–seem to be winning attributes in this year’s big computing prizes. Eric Brewer has both. The Association for Computing Machinery on Monday is announcing that the Berkeley computer-science professor is the winner of the latest ACM-Infosys Foundation...
Berkeley Prof Helped Divvy Up Search to Many Servers

Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

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Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s, I have fond memories of watching Bill Kurtis on Channel 2 news. He was sort of a local Walter Cronkite--the personification of the news. At our house, he was on every night. So I felt some nostalgia when I got a...
Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands

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Economic growth, wealth redistribution and credit are increasing demand for gadgets among Brazilians on low incomesApple's launch of a smaller, cheaper iPad this week generated a global hullabaloo, but for one Chinese businessman in Brazil, it cannot have seemed quite so extraordinary.Paulo Xu had been there and done that -...
Brazil's answer to iPad mini brings internet to hundreds of thousands

Study: less than 1% of the world's data is analysed, over 80% is unprotected

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Digital Universe study finds that 0.5% of global data is analysed, and just half of data requiring security measures is protected• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe global data supply reached 2.8 zettabytes (ZB) in 2012 - or 2.8 trillion...
Study: less than 1% of the world's data is analysed, over 80% is unprotected

Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?

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Once upon a time, Microsoft could count on platform dominance around the world, because Windows ruled in the age of the desktop. In emerging economies that platform dominance was usually maintained through rampant ‘piracy’ of Windows – a fact that Microsoft could never openly condone, but from which it clearly...
Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?
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HERE IT IS: Wall Street's First Bullish Rating And Price Target On Facebook (FB)

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It's begun: Wall Street is already putting out ratings and reports on Facebook. First out of the gate: Michael Pachter at Wedbush, who has put a $44 target and an 'Outperform' rating on Facebook. Here's are the two key paragraphs: We are initiating coverage of privately held Facebook, Inc. with...
HERE IT IS: Wall Street's First Bullish Rating And Price Target On Facebook (FB)

California Attorney General Claims Foreign Companies Using 'Pirated' Software Represent Unfair Competition

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Two years ago, Techdirt wrote about the major report "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies", which explored how media and software piracy in emerging countries is largely a question of economics: people and companies there simply cannot afford Western-style pricing, and resort to alternative sourcing. That hasn't stopped media and...
California Attorney General Claims Foreign Companies Using 'Pirated' Software Represent Unfair Competition

For tech to develop in emerging economies, the first obstacle is trust

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In February I found myself seeking air-conditioned sanctuary in the Dar Es Salaam offices of Kinu, a co-working space and business accelerator, talking with Co-Founder and Community Manager John Paul Barretto. In a stream of conscience verse reflecting his holistic thinking on the subject, John Paul outlined the numerous challenges facing...
For tech to develop in emerging economies, the first obstacle is trust

The 12 Most Important Slides About Mobile From Mary Meeker's Presentation

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This note appeared first on Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Sign up for a free trial here. Mary Meeker, a former Morgan Stanley analyst now at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, is known for her periodic "state of the...
The 12 Most Important Slides About Mobile From Mary Meeker's Presentation
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results
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