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Shares in Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest mobile carrier, closed down 6.58 per cent Wednesday – compared to a 0.48 per cent gain in the Bombay Stock Exchange’s benchmark Sensex – after the company released results for the quarter ending in December that revealed its eighth straight loss in quarterly profits. The drop in the share price erased […]

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Good bye, Google Maps… thanks for all the fish TL;DR: We at StreetEasy decided to build our own maps using, among other tools, OpenStreetMap, TileMill, MapBox and Leaflet, instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to Google. And yes, the money pushed us into doing it, but we’re happier with the result […]

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What is the Open Aid Partnership? The Open Aid Partnership brings together development partners from developing countries and donor countries to increase the transparency of development aid and how it is reported. Partners will make information and data on their activities available in an easily accessible way. This will help to inform citizens at the […]

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It is no secret Africa is one of the fastest developing continents in telecommunications and internet connectivity. Over the last couple of years we have witnessed incredible growth, especially since the landing of undersea fibre optic cables. But does internet and social media stack up in Africa to the rest of the world? South Africa […]

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African economies are among the fastest-growing in the world.  Today, the continent is poised to transform the global economic landscape. View the full infograph at IBM >>

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Making technology work in the rural and developing world is a process full of unique challenges. I am Andris Bjornson, Inveneo’s Chief Technology Officer and practicing project engineer. As an Inveneo engineer, I have to be prepared for it all. Recently in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Preserve, I had what I’d call in rock climbing […]

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A World Bank representative will meet with global transparency advocates and digital mapmakers to discuss a controversial geodata deal with Google it announced in mid-January, according to an official at the bank. Aleem Walji, practice manager of the World Bank’s innovation practice, said Thursday that he would be sitting down with people from Global Integrity, the […]

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