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Tapping into the social good of mobile phones

Over the years the growth of mobile phone usage has tripled with many innovations to suit the consumer use as well as the those providing the services. 315 more words

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Visa is taking on the world's largest mobile money platform on its home turf

Visa, the world’s largest payments network, is taking on the world’s largest mobile money platform, M-Pesa, in its home country. The credit card company has launched its Mvisa app that allows users to make purchases or transfer money on their cellphones in Kenya. 479 more words

Facebook has a massive gender divide in India

India has been experiencing exploding growth in all manner of ways—including internet literacy. There are now 462 million active internet users, up 90% from March 2015… 551 more words

There's a growing pressure on African mobile operators to become innovators

Africa may well be the world’s premier mobile-first continent, but vast swathes of the population still don’t have mobile or internet connectivity. This is a severe limitation as local mobile networks plan out building a customer base, especially when the spending power of that base is low. 810 more words

Smartphone Use Has Doubled In Africa In Two Years

Written By Abdi Latif Dahir

Lower smartphone prices are driving a digital revolution in Africa, allowing mobile phone users to access the internet at unprecedented levels. 324 more words

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Dehumanization: cyborgs and the Internet of Things

I distinctly remember once walking down Queen Victoria Street in London, and looking down through a window beneath street level to see row upon row of computers, each with their human attached, working away at delivering some unknown products.  520 more words

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Airtel, Vodafone, Idea launch GSMA’s Mobile Connect in India

The global telecom body GSMA on Tuesday launched its mobile-based authentication solution, Mobile Connect, in India. ”India is already the world’s second-largest mobile market and as the country enters a new phase of mobile industry growth that will unlock far-reaching social and economic benefits, it is critical that consumer security is ensured at all times,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. 104 more words

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