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Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

'Moneyball' Comes to Silicon Valley: What Technology Investor Dan Scheinman Sees

James Grundvig | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

"Disruption" is so analog. Transformation is the word that will capture the new era of the mobile enterprise. Many legacy Fortune 500 tech giants -- Dell, Intel, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, et al. -- are rushing to change as the static, analog PC Age they thrived in dies faster than anyone predicted.

Mobilizing Development via Mobile Phones

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

This increasing use of mobile technology in developing countries has allowed people to access the financial system, and governments to improve service delivery and citizen-feedback mechanisms.

What Samsung Wants For 2013

Reuters | Poornima Gupta | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the global leader in consumer smartphones, is planning two major thrusts i...

The Smart Users Behind Smartphones

Lucy Hood | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Lucy Hood

During this week's Consumer Electronics Show, the industry's focus will be on smartphones. Major manufacturers will roll out shiny new mobile phones, tablets and "phablets," which are large hybrid devices. But are smartphone users looking to buy the next "cool" gadget?

Down With Mobile Banner Ads

Brian Wong | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Brian Wong

I'm of the opinion that there's a better way to engage people on their phones than taking a billboard (a 70-year-old marketing technology) and shrinking it down to fit a four-inch screen.

Technology: Using Heroin to Kick the Methadone Habit

Dave Pell | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology
Dave Pell

I'm distracted all the time. I'm never fully present when I'm with my family. Even when I know I should be taking a break, I feel the vibrating phone in my pocket and I get sucked back in.

Capitalizing on the Digital Explosion

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

When was the last time you clicked on an online advertisement? Right. So how can brands up this "win rate" when consumers have a pretty turned off attitude when it comes to online advertising?

This Beats Stealing Someone's Wifi

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Social hotspot provider Karma and the joys of US immigration law New York is very much an international city. But considering the obstacles we set up...

Mobile Services and E-Empowerment -- The Developing World Has the Advantage

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Mobile services such as sharing credits, providing cash, paying bills, and sharing health information from HIV/AIDS to prenatal care -- all have become the order of the day for many in the developing world.

Four Companies Bringing Higher Education to Mobile Devices

Heather Huhman | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Heather Huhman

There's no denying it: mobile devices are revolutionizing the way our students access higher education.

Latinos Distrust Banking With Mobile Devices

National Journal | Rosa Ramirez | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

As financial institutions urge their customers to bank anywhere anytime by using their phones and tablets, a new survey finds that Latinos don’t tru...

Economic Security for Rural America: LightSquared Round Two

Diane Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Diane Russell

An essential building block to economic growth lies in expanding broadband access to rural America. Instead of pushing each other over the self-made cliff, why not build a bridge across the digital divide?

Mo Ibrahim, Africa's Bill Gates: Africa's Moment Has Come, and We Shouldn't Waste It

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Mobile phones are transforming Africa. Mo Ibrahim is the man who brought them there.

See The Cell Phone Evolve Before Your Eyes In 1 Picture

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

It's easy to forget -- or perhaps we just want to forget -- the push-button, touchscreen-less cell phones of yore. But to do so would ignore the marve...

The Need for Connection in the Age of Anxiety

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

In this age of anxiety, there seems to be, after all, a deep yearning for genuine human connection and real-life interaction devoid of electronic distraction. The question is, will future generations have the capacity to attain it and sustain it?

Help Women Learn to Read: Vote for Cell Ed

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Our failure as global citizens to assure every member has access to education and a human right to learn is something I think can be corrected.

How Mobile Improves the Retail Shopping Experience

Brian Honigman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Technology
Brian Honigman

It's not a matter of will mobile be important for the future of your business, it's a matter of how you will adapt your business to meet the needs of the growing number of mobile consumers.

6 BILLION

AP | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

GENEVA -- The world now has nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as inhabitants. The U.N. telecom agency says there were about 6 billion subscript...

How Technology Could Turn the Tides in the Election

Dr. Satwant Kaur | Posted 12.10.2012 | Technology
Dr. Satwant Kaur

Regardless of what has happened so far, innovative use of emerging technologies still has the ability to turn the winds, even at such a late stage in the game.

Uprade Your Phone For Less!

Ebong Eka | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money
Ebong Eka

You're excited to get the hot new cell phone... but your phone is pretty much out of date before your contract is up! Getting an even newer I phone is out of the question and can cost you as much as $800! Did you know that you can get a newer cell phone for less?

The Venture Capital Paradox Explained: Interview With Silicon Valley Legend Vinod Khosla

James Grundvig | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

Two Silicon Valley technology conferences in mid-September came up with opposing headlines, not unlike two colliding neutron stars. They are also contrarian coming from two elite members of the venture capital community.

NEW STUDY: Mobile Phones Put the 'Social' in Social Media

Susan Moeller | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

More than any other platform, mobile phones have initiated a global youth digital culture, by making content and comment available all the time, wherever students are. The result is that students not only take in endless amounts of information, but personalize and reorganize it.

California Law Helps Pave the Way to a Bright Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

As consumers increasingly show a preference for mobile voice and broadband services, American innovators -- many based in California -- are bringing an astounding array of new products and services to market that both anticipate and respond to evolving consumer demand.

Is the iPhone 5 'Smart' for Everyone?

Shivani Siroya | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Shivani Siroya

In the developing world, amongst those making less than $2 a day, mobile technology is also changing lives and interactions.