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Mobile money: the next chapter in the mobile story

Did you know that in the developing world, 72 percent of the population is unbanked? Mobile technologies are helping to change that, opening up a new chapter in the mobile evolution story.

Is your city on the Networked Society map?

The second edition of the Networked Society city index was released on Wednesday – and I was proud to see Stockholm, my hometown, on it.

AR and the future of shopping

With Augmented Reality (AR), Christmas shopping in the future just might become more interesting. For some shoppers in the UK, it already is.

Digital natives, ICT and the future of education

Simply through their everyday habits, today’s digital natives will help bring about reforms in education. The rest of us must adopt a new mindset to make it happen sooner rather than later.

Boom times for Africa’s digital economy

There’s no shortage of buzz from AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa this year. With a booming digital economy it’s easy to understand why.

Smartphone use and increasing data traffic

Users are using their smartphones to access the internet. This is no surprise. But what is surprising is the rate at which this is happening. Mobile data traffic has doubled from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011.

Investing in broadband, investing in the future

I already firmly believe in the benefits being connected can have for people, business and society. And it seems that more and more people are seeing the benefits of connectivity through broadband too.

Social TV takes its first steps

It’s not going to be big – it’s going to be huge. That’s what Ynon Kreiz, CEO of the Endemol Group, thought about Social TV when he told the audience at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference back in January 2011 to leave the room and to start working on the future of TV right [...]

Broadband can bring us a networked Africa

Nigeria has more than 150 million people, and an estimated 90 million mobile phone subscribers. But broadband penetration is said at best to be less than 3 percent. A report this week got me thinking about what broadband could mean for this African giant.

Smart cities: People must be at the core of everything

There’s been a lot of talk about smart cities on the blogosphere as of late.