ArtZoco is an e-commerce platform that gives artisans in remote locations, who may not be tech savvy or have a bank account, the opportunity to sell their crafts.
biNu aims to put smartphone-like features into the hands of feature-phone users. Its technology helped the UN gather data for the Millennium Development Goals.
Editor’s Pick Kiva has partnered with youth non-profit Dosomething.org to fund loans for 25,000 female entrepreneurs around the world.
Google’s top-secret ideas lab is working on a project to make Internet access more reliable and affordable in the developing world through a system of roving balloons.
Worldreader launches a new mobile program that makes thousands of books available to people in the developing world through their low-end feature phones.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership to expand internet access in the developing world, during her final press conference.
It may sound like an impossible dream, but two designers in London have built functioning prototypes of GravityLight, a cheap way for people in developing countries t0 light homes, recharge batteries, or power a radio.
Amérigo is a public-private network of venture capital funds that was officially launched today by Telefónica, the fifth largest mobile carrier in the world.
Secure in our digital enclaves with high-speed WIFI powering smart TVs, smartphones, smart appliances, and even smart toilets, we tend to think we’re pretty technologically sophisticated in the Western world. Which just goes to show how easily we are being leapfrogged by “developing” nations that have gone mobile and digital faster, in some ways, than the U.S.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton just launched the GSMA‘s ambitious, new campaign to bring mobile access to 150 million women in low and middle-income countries within the next 3 years. The GSMA is the trade organization for the world’s mobile carriers and 20 carriers operating in 115 developing markets, including AT&T and Vodafone, have signed up for the campaign. Nokia has also committed to the program.