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ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

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Information and communication technologies for climate change and agriculture are developing fast, but how do they fit into the big picture?Greenhouse gases from agriculture account for more than 10% of total emissions globally, roughly equivalent to the entire global transport sector. Meanwhile, it is estimated that agricultural production will need...
ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

Most Yahoo employees now have the option of getting an iPhone 5

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A fantastic, if not very accurate title over at BusinessInsider: ‘Marissa Mayer Just Gave Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone 5′!! Well, not really. The former Google Exec did offer up a high end smartphones to most of its employees however (if the memo they received is legit) including the iPhone 5, three Androids...
Most Yahoo employees now have the option of getting an iPhone 5

Black Friday: Catalyst for Tablets to Far Surpass Notebook Shipments in North America

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This year’s Black Friday is expected to be the catalyst for tablets to pass notebook shipments for the first time in North America, a trend which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. NPD DisplaySearch’s fourth quarter North American tablet shipment forecast is 21.5 million units, far exceeding the...
Black Friday: Catalyst for Tablets to Far Surpass Notebook Shipments in North America

Facebook’s Asia Troubles: In Japan, Less Than 15 Percent Penetration; in China, ‘Near Zero’

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Mark Zuckerberg's effort to learn Mandarin hasn't made a difference—the site is still blocked in China, where local knockoff RenRen dominates, and Facebook has "near zero penetration" there, the company said in its preliminary S-1 filing today. "We continue to evaluate entering China," Facebook says in its IPO. "However, this...
Facebook’s Asia Troubles: In Japan, Less Than 15 Percent Penetration; in China, ‘Near Zero’

For HBO, A La Carte Programming is Still a Ways Off, Says Eric Kessler

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Eric Kessler has worked at HBO for more than two decades in various capacities, overseeing everything from program licensing to digital strategy and marketing. He’s been in the business a long time, seen the pay TV programming evolution first hand, and played a role in it as well. Put it...
For HBO, A La Carte Programming is Still a Ways Off, Says Eric Kessler
The Numbers Are Clear: Mobile Is Taking Over The World

Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry

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Excuse the belated chortle here but it bears noting that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, seems to have pushed the old maxim of a “new broom sweeps clean” all the way into the darkest recesses of Yahoo. To wit, consider the note the BI found from Mayer to her staff....
Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry
The state of broadband in the U.S. [infographic]
Mobiles on track to overtake PCs in Asia, Google executive claims

Paraguay’s Internet speed grew 715% in 4 years

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Paraguay’s Internet speed grew 715% over the last four years, Web monitoring company Pingdom reports on its blog. With 7 additional Mbps, this makes it the world’s largest relative increase. Pingdom’s post is based on Akamai’s latest report on the state of the Internet in Q4 2011. While most comments initially...
Paraguay’s Internet speed grew 715% in 4 years

Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

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Facebook filed an updated version of its S-1 public offering document today, which included somewhat disappointing first-quarter financials. In the new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, its fourth update for its upcoming public offering, the social networking giant’s revenue was $1.058 billion, up 46 percent for the...
Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

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At the ArabNet conference currently taking place in Beirut, Wikimedia Foundation’s Chief Global Development Officer, Barry Newstead spoke about the state of Arabic content on Wikipedia, and on the Internet in general. With 280 languages available on Wikipedia, Arabic is ranked at number 27 in terms of volume [Arabic]. It sounds...
Arabic may be one of the fastest growing communities on Wikipedia, but Egypt and Saudi Arabia provide half the content

Facebook Tops 900 Million Users, But Penetration Rate Slows

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The biggest takeaway from Facebook's updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is that the company will not be able to rely on adding new users at breakneck speed as a way of boosting revenue. It's a fact that Facebook readily concedes. "Historically, our user growth has been...
Facebook Tops 900 Million Users, But Penetration Rate Slows

China market: Chip demand for 2.5G/2.75G handsets falling

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Demand for 2.5G and 2.75G handset solutions is falling in China due to growth in the penetration rates for 3G and smartphones in the region, according to sources at white-box handset companies. Thanks to subsidies offered by local telecom carriers, sales of 3G models in China have grown substantially, the...
China market: Chip demand for 2.5G/2.75G handsets falling

Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

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Editor’s note: Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is the CEO of the Asia-based digital research & strategy firm +8* (Plus Eight Star), a speaker in 100+ conferences including TEDx, SXSW, LeWeb and Stanford GSB. He is also a founding partner of Cmune (@cmune), the Beijing-based makers of Facebook’s largest first-person shooter UberStrike (@uberstrike),...
Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

Facebook Shares Drop As User Growth Reportedly Wanes

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After weeks of steadily trading above $30 per share, Facebook stock tanked early this week, closing on Tuesday afternoon at a month-long low of $28.09. $FB closed down around .55 percent on Tuesday, following a precipitous 8.6 percent drop the day previous. Shares of Zynga, a company whose games are...
Facebook Shares Drop As User Growth Reportedly Wanes

The Arab world is a blooming market for venture capitalists

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100 million Internet users, 286 million phone users, and a three trillion dollar economy. These are the three numbers that anyone should remember when looking at the Internet and technology opportunities in today’s Arab world. The Arab world is made of 350 million people spread between 22 countries from the...
The Arab world is a blooming market for venture capitalists

Emprego Ligado secures funding from Fortify.vc and others to expand its SMS-based job board across Brazil

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SMS-based job board Emprego Ligado has closed an investment round from 500 Startups, Initial Capital, Rising Venture, Fortify.vc and anonymous angel investors, Brazilian newpaper Valor Econômico reports. Last September, the startup had disclosed it had secured investment from several firms, but Fortify.vc wasn’t mentioned at the time. Our understanding is...
Emprego Ligado secures funding from Fortify.vc and others to expand its SMS-based job board across Brazil
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started

IDC: Android-Crazy China Passes U.S. As Smartphone Leader, But India's Growing The Fastest

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The latest figures out from IDC confirm that this is the year that China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest smartphone market, with its 25.5% share a significant lead over the U.S.’s 17.8%. The tipping point has been a long time coming: China is the world’s most-populated country,...
IDC: Android-Crazy China Passes U.S. As Smartphone Leader, But India's Growing The Fastest
More than one in five U.S. households have a TV connected to the Internet
Marissa Mayer Just Gave Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone 5 (YHOO, AAPL, GOOG, RIMM)

Why Southeast Asia matters to US startups

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This sponsored post is produced by IDA Singapore. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The Asean market has a total population exceeding 600 million people and a combined GDP of US $1.8 trillion. Its per capita income of $3000 is...
Why Southeast Asia matters to US startups

Paystik Starts Powering Charity Campaigns With QR Code Platform

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Paystikd, a bootstrapped three-person startup out of a new Stanford co-working space, is starting to power donation campaigns for 6,000 charities this month. The company makes it easy for small businesses and charities to use QR codes for payments. It isn’t so much a competitor to other payments upstarts...
Paystik Starts Powering Charity Campaigns With QR Code Platform

Verizon CEO: Studies be damned, US is tops in broadband

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Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg sat down for an on-the-record conversation yesterday at the Council for Foreign Relations, and he pulled no punches: the US is number one in the world when it comes to broadband. We're so far ahead of everyone else, it's "not even close." Given that a...
Verizon CEO: Studies be damned, US is tops in broadband

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to employees: Have a top smartphone on us (but forget about getting a BlackBerry)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made good on plans to offer employees a free smartphone, after a leaked internal memo detailed the launch of the company’s new ‘Smart Phones, Smart Fun!’ initiative, providing them with a choice of devices, which include the iPhone 5 and Lumia 920, as long as...
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer to employees: Have a top smartphone on us (but forget about getting a BlackBerry)

China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Miao Wei announced yesterday (link via Google Translate) that the Chinese government plans to increase the number of households with broadband access, with more than 70 percent of China’s Internet users getting 4M broadband service by the end of 2013. The initiative is...
China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users
Facebook says battle for teen attention 'not a zero-sum game'

MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere

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For all of the talk about the mobile payments revolution, most of the world still deals in cash. About 85% of world retail transactions are still done with paper currency and the payment processors are smacking their lips to make up the gap. The problem with digital payments in emerging...
MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere

The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile

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Subscriber growth for both fixed-line broadband and mobile service providers was “pretty decent” in 2009 even despite the faltering economy, according to TeleGeography Research, which released figures for the year this morning. But revenues failed to match that modest rise. The Washington-based market research firm said the number of worldwide...
The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile
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