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Facebook Leads an Effort to Lower Barriers to Internet Access

About one of every seven people in the world uses Facebook. Now, Mark Zuckerberg, its co-founder and chief executive, wants to make a play for the rest — including the four billion or so who lack Internet access. On Wednesday, Facebook announced an effort aimed at drastically cutting the cost of delivering basic Internet services […]

Interview with Againe Sharon Againe Sharon with the project “Agasha Business Network” has won the second prize of Orange African Social Venture. Agasha Business Network is an internet marketing agency that promotes and connects small and medium size enterprises , (SMEs), maily in Africa, and has few options of accessing to the global market. Could […]

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The Age of Big Data

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GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data — Web traffic and social network comments, […]

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In talking about the efforts to promote technology and innovation in Africa, we tend to focus a lot of attention on private initiatives such as innovation hubs and the like. It is clear, however, that without a supportive, forward thinking government, it would be very difficult to move things forward. Ultimately a generally stable government creating the […]

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