CHART: The West Is Over — Asia Will Dominate The Smartphone Industry In The Next 5 Years

Title: CHART: The West Is Over — Asia Will Dominate The Smartphone Industry In The Next 5 Years
Author: Jim Edwards
Source: Business Insider
Date (published): 05/06/2014
Date (accessed): 24/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: This data from Ericsson couldn't be clearer: If you want to sell a phone in the near future, go East. The West is basically over as a growth market for phones. That's because the U.S. and Europe is close to full penetration when it comes to high-end mobile devices. This chart shows the estimated number of smartphone subscriptions expected in different markets from 2013 to 2019. Virtually all future growth will come from emerging markets.

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

Title: 4 Reasons Why MTN’s $235,000 Internet Bus is Reinventing a Flat ICT4D Tire
Author: Wayan Vota
Source: ICTWorks
Date (published): 20/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: 4 Reasons Why Mobile Telecentres Fail.

Tablets swapped for ‘smart classrooms’

Title: Tablets swapped for ‘smart classrooms’
Author: Lamphai Intathep
Source: Bangkok Post
Date (published): 18/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) has confirmed plans to replace the One Tablet per Child scheme with "smart classrooms" equipped with interactive computer software in every school.

Container-Based ICT For Developing Countries

Title: Container-Based ICT For Developing Countries
Source: Vertatique
Date (published): 11/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Containerized modules have become building blocks for mega data centers. These plug-and-play units offer cost-effective scalability for hosting cloud applications needing only a homogeneous platform. A UK nonprofit known for providing refurbished computers to developing countries now offers an innovative containerized ICT solution for use in disaster areas and remote communities.

Schools ill-equipped to teach computer skills, study says

Title: Schools ill-equipped to teach computer skills, study says
Author: Bekezela Phakathi
Source: Business Day LIVE
Date (published): 13/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: research report
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: A research report has painted a sorry picture of South African schools’ readiness to teach e-learning, finding most teachers are not trained in computer skills.

Google's Made with Code encourages girls to embrace computer science

Title: Google's Made with Code encourages girls to embrace computer science
Author: Steve Dent
Source: Engadget
Date (published): 19/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Less than one percent of high school girls are interested in computer science, but Google wants to alter that script with a new initiative called Made with Code. Created in conjunction with heavy hitters like the MIT Media Lab, Chelsea Clinton and the Girl Scouts of the USA, the campaign connects girls with coding resources, inspirational videos and more.

Farm IT – Mobiles in the Mud

Title: Farm IT – Mobiles in the Mud
Author: Mike Simon
Source: Unitus Seed Fund
Date (published): 13/05/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Want to directly impact the most people on earth? Start with agriculture in India, add the use of innovative mobile technology to current farming praxis, and witness the radical increase of agricultural yield and transformation of a nation. Farm IT in India has the immediate potential to renovate the agricultural sector by allowing individual small farms, access to the benefits associated with being a large agricultural producer.

How Social Media Could Help Make A Difference In Developing Countries

Title: How Social Media Could Help Make A Difference In Developing Countries
Author: Michael Collins
Source: Marketme
Date (published): 19/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: Social Media has changed the way we do just about everything. At one time, it might have just encompassed the platforms which teenagers worldwide used to keep in contact with the people they saw in school all day anyway, but it is now obviously hugely influential and is revolutionising the way we do business.

OPINION: Kenyan public transport set for cashless chaos

Title: OPINION: Kenyan public transport set for cashless chaos
Author: Tom Jackson
Source: HumanIPO
Date (published): 10/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: online article
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: New regulations set to come into place on July 1 mean Kenyan public service vehicles (PSVs) must operate a cashless fare system, with operators subject to fines, loss of licences or imprisonment if they fail to comply. Though in some respects the policy is admirable, the lack of information regarding the new regulations and the lack of a universal payments system threaten commuter chaos.

Mobile data helps Tanzanian herders get ahead of markets, weather

Title: Mobile data helps Tanzanian herders get ahead of markets, weather
Author: Kizito Makoye
Source: Trust.org - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Date (published): 20/06/2014
Date (accessed): 22/06/2014
Type of information: blog post
Language: English
On-line access: yes
Abstract: The Livestock Information Knowledge System (LINKS) is an online platform that uses global positioning system (GPS) technology, text messaging and web-based computer analysis, providing information to pastoralists via mobile phones or the internet.

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