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As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

Robert Pepper | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Robert Pepper

It is important to recognize the global success in advancing the adoption of ICTs, particularly telephones and the Internet, around the world. Private sector telecom investment supported by smart government policies fostered infrastructure development to the extent that now over 90% of the world's population is covered by mobile telephone signals.

Moms With HIV Are Less Likely To Transmit Disease When They're Mentored By Other Mothers

The New York Times | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact

When Teresa Njeri got pregnant in 2001 in Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi, it was the end of the world.   She was joyous about the pregnancy &md...

Almost Everything You Own Can Be Connected To The Internet

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And...

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy & Water Access

Justin Guay | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.

If the Internet of Things Will Be So Big, Why Is It Still a Mystery?

W. David Stephenson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology
W. David Stephenson

If the "IoT" has such short-term promise (not to mention its long-term transformational impact on every aspect of our society and economy), why does the very term, let alone the examples that are already making it a reality, remain such a mystery in the U.S?

HIV Positive Mothers Helping HIV Positive Mothers

Patience Hlengiwe Kweyam | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Patience Hlengiwe Kweyam

Seven years ago I almost lost my life to HIV, but today, HIV has given me a second chance at life. Since I joined m2m, I have been empowered, and in turn I have empowered my clients, children, and my community. Now I am able to live my life to the fullest every day, helping mothers and saving babies to fulfill the m2m vision of a world where babies are free from HIV.

After Personal Tragedy, She Found Happiness Helping Moms Save Babies

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty

"I learned from this experience that when you are unutterably sad, the [best] thing you can do is do something for someone else."

The Internet of Tomorrow

Patrick Lo | Posted 06.29.2012 | San Francisco
Patrick Lo

The advances the Internet has seen and enabled during the last decade have been monumental but are nothing compared to what we're about to see. The Internet has only just begun to change the world.

Machines Use Sprint's Network to Talk To Other Machines

Larry Magid | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

There is no reason why machines can't help facilitate human communications. In the future, you'll be able to arrange meetings with friends and colleagues by asking them to "have your machine call my machine."