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Gartner:Tablets to overtake PCs by 2015

Tablet computers will outsell personal computers by 2015 globally in another sign of the shifting tech landscape, a survey showed. A report by the research firm Gartner said that the shift comes despite a cooling of the tablet market in 2014 and some stability in PC sales, due to upgrades of aging devices. The research […]

Mobile technology brighten the future for Africa’s rural homes

John Kibet’s home in rural Kenya is not linked to the country’s electricity grid. The solar panels contain embedded SIM cards that can communicate with M-Kopa’s control centre. “Each and every customer’s solar energy system is connected to M-Kopanet allowing us to monitor its performance, troubleshoot issues, as well as control its operational state,” says […]

Mobile phone growth outpacing income growth in many African countries

This article is part of a weeklong series analyzing how mobile technology is affecting politics, business, and well-being. WASHINGTON, D.C. — From its use in farming to banking, mobile technology is changing many lives in Africa — fast. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of households in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had at least one mobile phone […]

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, INDIA AND BANGLADESH

Research Project in Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä Leader: Professor Laura Stark Project Background and Objectives One problem shared by the poor in all developing countries is lack of affordable access to relevant information and knowledge services. There is widespread consensus that information and communication technologies (ICTs) present one solution to this […]