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    is becoming popular with hikers for studying the impact of global warming on the Alps A GPS equipped iPhone provides a historical comparison of Related topics regions Information Mobile application to track transactions launched in Kenya A mobile application that enables one to account for their mobile money transfer transactions has been launched in Kenya Related topics regions Mobiles ITU Academy launched to strengthen capacity development in ICT At a global ICT forum in South Africa the International Telecommunication Union ITU advocated promotion of migration from analogue to digital broadcasting Related topics regions Digital Embrace the digital age ICT minister urges Ugandans Uganda s minister for Information and Communication Technologies Ruhakana Rugunda wants Ugandans to go digital by fully adopting paperless communication in Related topics regions Africa Adobe project in India to deliver timely govt services Adobe project helps reduce essential government services time from days to minutes for millions of villagers in India Related topics regions E Governance Ghana Govt distributes laptops in Central Volta regions Students and educational institutions in Ghana s Central region have received free laptops from government Related topics regions Digital Uptake of girls into ICT related study declines In its endeavour to encourage girls to embrace technology and help them harness opportunities in the ICT sector International Telecommunications Union ITU Related topics regions Technology Kenya Red Cross website to reunite torn families International Committee of the Red Cross is set to unveil a new website to help families torn apart by war disaster and migration find each other Related topics regions Internet Hackers to tap IT innovations in sanitation IT professionals begin a cross continental virtual brainstorming session to look for sanitation solutions Related topics regions Technology Green tyres for smarter fuel economy A range of green automobile tyres will soon be launched to boost mileage and reduce pollution created by friction of rolling tyres New materials like nanogel Related topics regions Innovations Why ICT policies matter Association for Progressive Communication s second b i The APC ICT Policy Handbook i b aims to build the capacity and understanding of issues surrounding Related topics regions Technology Examining eHealth in Africa African eHealth initiatives are leading the way towards higher standards of living and health on the Continent With eLearning Africa 2013 set to subject Related topics regions Technology Mobiles can promote financial inclusion President D B Byron Vielehr President International and Global Operations of Dun Bradstreet the 171 year old provider of business data and risk management services in Related topics regions Mobiles e Toilets offer delight India s first e Toilet unit brings a convergence of electronics web mobile and nano technologies to revolutionise public sanitation facilities Related topics regions Innovations Mobile Industry is developmental in nature Vodafone India CEO Releasing its fourth annual sustainability report in New Delhi on Wednesday Vodafone India highlighted its social initiatives Related topics regions South Asia UNISDR Google can save lives Innovative partnerships with Google and e providers can contribute to raising awareness about disaster risk reduction

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    Project for children below 10 years of age will revolutionise school education in remote parts of Sri Lanka The low cost solar Related topics regions Children Developing technological capabilities R4D s document b i Learning Technology Acquisition and Governance Challenges in Developing Countries i b looks at specific problems of technology Related topics regions Access to knowledge Kenya faces e waste threat In Kenya the increasing use of electronic gadgets without proper disposal mechanism is posing serious threat to the country s environment Burning or leaving Related topics regions Disease Super tiny microchips for effective PCs mobiles Taiwan s National Nano Device Laboratories has unveiled an advanced chip technology that will make cell phones and laptops smaller lighter and cheaper It has Related topics regions Innovations ATMs to become blind friendly in India India s largest lender State Bank of India plans to introduce 7 000 voice enabled ATMs across the country for visually challenged customers beginning next Related topics regions Technology Pakistan to launch weather channel To mitigate the effects of climate change Pakistan will soon launch a television weather channel that will keep people particularly farmers informed about Related topics regions Pakistan Remove the risks associated with new technologies Both designers and users need to be aware of the risks posed by the combination of new technologies and free participation in the web says b Avinash Related topics regions New Media News recordings soon in tribal dialects A unique new mobile technology developed by Microsoft India in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology will allow citizen journalists to leave Related topics regions Technology South Africa Digital revolution hits northern cape It was a historic day for the Northern Cape on Wednesday when the province became the first in the country to enjoy the digital revolution with the launch of Related topics regions Digital Market for disability products in India pegged at Rs 4 500 cr There has been little attention to exploiting technological advances to assist the disabled in India Related topics regions ICT Mobile and connected devices to drive preventive health Abhay Barhanpurkar Solution Architect Symphony Teleca Corporation speaks how mobile and connected device technology will transform the health care landscape Related topics regions Health Paving the path to mobile learning in Latin America Paula Leighton regional consultant and journalist at SciDev net finds out how the use of phones in education is a growing trend in Latin America She outlines Related topics regions ICTs E learning going mobile in Asia Liau Yun Qing Tech Journalist at ZDNet Asia talks about proliferation of mobile devices in Asian markets and companies adopting to e learning as popularity Related topics regions Mobiles Bangladesh Online birth data to prevent child marriage The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online to combat high levels of child marriage Related topics regions Children Green digital education Future Gov s report b i Green Virtual Social The future of Asian education i b highlights the shift from paper based materials to digital

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Description=&Title=&created:date=1970/02/01&submit=Search&SearchableText=&Creator=&b_start:int=60&created_usage=range%3Amin&Subject:list=Technology (2016-02-17)
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    next generation technology by India NVIDIA is going to launch a half inch thick touchscreen tablet in January With a screen and no keyboard capacity of 32 GB flash drive a digital compass GPS Related topics regions Innovations Next generation solar power A range of new solar technologies from compact chargers roof tiles to solar farms are contributing towards efficient energy by harnessing green power on mass Related topics regions Technology New tech to bridge the language gap IBM has developed a new software that will offer instantaneous translation across a variety of e platforms Not only will it allow easy translation of URLs but Related topics regions Innovations Computer that cracked Nazi code i Colossus i the world s first large scale electronic programmable computer was created to do one job crack the codes used to conceal the messages by Related topics regions Access to knowledge Innovating technology for education Technology in education is changing the learning experience for students around the world BBC World Service programme Digital Planet follows up on unique Related topics regions Innovations GPS Road Pilot navigator to explore India India s leading maps and GPS navigation solutions provider MapmyIndia has launched a new device Road Pilot which will revolutionise the mapping industry A Related topics regions Access to knowledge Telecentre a global community of ICT hub Telecentres have evolved into a global community of ICT hubs with a strong social mission and motivation to continuously search for innovation and Related topics regions Technology Africa needs a better sustainable financing strategy for its education system Ministers of Education and ICT from across Africa have called for a rethinking of the financing strategies adopted by their higher education institutions if Related topics regions Technology Digital solutions bring hope to farmers in Ethiopia Farmers in Ethiopia will soon be able to receive information on market prices for their products the weather forecast or availability of fertilisers with a Related topics regions Agriculture 3G based crime buster solution for NIA A Technopark based mobile value added services provider will now assist the National Investigation Agency NIA to track down crimes across distances in India Related topics regions India New technologies allow better planning for natural disasters ICT tools are playing a major role in averting natural disasters and managing its impact across the world Related topics regions Technology Smart waterpumps for rural Africa Researchers hope to harness mobile phone technology to improve water supplies in rural parts of Africa Related topics regions Mobiles E vouchers to bridge gap between farmers and retailers E vouchers an innovative market based approach is providing farmers with agricultural inputs in Zimbabwe Related topics regions Agriculture Mobile phones An Appropriate Tool For Conservation and Development Mobile phone technology is developing at an extraordinarily rapid pace and is being applied to an increasingly wide range of human activities and the Related topics regions Mobiles India s public sector broadcasting to be fully digitised The ministry for information and broadcasting has announced the plan to

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    in nature as mobile technology can not only be used for commercial purposes but also for developmental reasons said Marten Pieters MD CEO Vodafone India He was speaking at the launch of the fourth annual sustainability report of Vodafone India Vodafone is the world s second largest telecom firm Speaking about the company s sustainability journey Pieters said that Vodafone India was planting trees to make its offices carbon neutral To create value we have devised initiatives to manage our social economic and environmental impact and ensure that they are aligned to our social priorities including reducing energy consumption building human capital and community development he said Vittorio Colao CEO of Vodafone Group said that mobiles have truly transformed the way people engage and interact over the last twenty years Mobiles have provided exemplary assistance in various fields such as education healthcare agriculture and financial inclusion he said Colao asserted that communication was the basis of development of society We can do a lot on developing good health solutions Technology and health can go together for developing solutions he elaborated Releasing the report Colao said Seamless connectivity and easy availability have made mobile services the engine for accelerating inclusion and propagation of information across sectors Importantly the social development sector has also significantly benefited from advances in both mobile reach and technology he said On this occasion Colao also presented a cheque of Rs 12 million to Safeena Hussain of Vodafone Foundation s NGO partner Educate Girls According to Vodafone India over 12 000 of its employees along with their family and friends participated to raise funds for 8 weeks across the country as part of the giving championship to enable more than 47000 young girls in the 6 14 age group in Ajmer Bundi and Rajsamand districts of Rajasthan

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    between Viettel and Mozambique s SPI Company has built 2 800 2G 3G base stations and 25 000 km of fiber optical cables covering 100 of districts and highways serving nearly 80 of the Mozambican population In rural areas by the end of 2013the company has increased its coverage area from 60 to 85 and doubled the number of covered people from 35 to 75 In addition to address the difficulties incurred due to limited transportation infrastructure Movitel developed a diversified distribution channels comprising of 153 shops 12 600 agents and points of sales and nearly 4 000 direct sales staffs to deliver door to door services in every village Nearly 600 000 people in at least 5rural districts have been covered and served telecom services for the first time in life Tariff plans have been tailored to be affordable and flexible for different groups For instance farmers were offered zero entrant fee with top up denomination of any value in addition to subsidizing handsets while the youth could enjoy services such as i Muzik Missed call alerts Call me back daily news horoscopes etc Never before is it easier for Mozambican to use telecommunications services than it is now with Movitel Moreover Movitel is considerably contributing to changing the information communication landscape in Mozambique thanks to its strong network infrastructure Movitel now accounts for 70 of the country s fiber optical cable infrastructure and 50 of the mobile phone network infrastructure bringing Mozambique among the top three nations in terms of fiber optical cabling infrastructure in Sub Saharan Africa along with South Africa and Nigeria The country now has a strong and modern infrastructure through this in addition to the latest DWDM technology and 20Gbps bandwidth The infrastructure enables Mozambique s telecommunication industry to implement the e government and

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    direct communication with people is critical for governance New Delhi With the government using social media like never before Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance The Prime Minister said on his Facebook page that he had a very fruitful meeting with Sandberg who called on Modi to discuss her ideas about connectivity Modi describing himself as an avid user of social media said on his page that a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments I also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India Sandberg is on her first visit to India after becoming COO of the world s most popular social networking site He told us how he believes that direct communication with people all over the world is critical to effective governance and he plans to continue using Facebook and other social media to communicate with the people of India and the world she wrote on her Facebook page after the meeting Digital diplomacy can change national and international dialogues and that is why Modi plans to champion the free and open Internet on the world stage she wrote in her post Sandberg who is on a five day visit met Modi along with Facebook s Global Public Policy Vice President Marne Levine and India Head of Public Policy Ankhi Das She had visited India in 1991 as part of a World Bank health initiative and said it was special to be back here During her visit she met small and medium enterprises and large businesses to discuss opportunities to leverage Facebook as an important business tool She is scheduled to meet Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar

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    SMEs become more competitive said Ajay S Shriram President CII Speaking at the CII CEOs roundtable John Chambers Chairman and CEO Cisco said Creating a successful digital economy requires a collaborative effort drawing on the experiences ideas and ingenuity as well as global innovation and experience He also added that Governments can certainly play an important role in growing the digital economy Organisations will have to keep ahead of the pace of change to survive added Chambers The fine line between IT and business is blurring and these are now being seen as one The more IT and business strategies are aligned the better an organisation will perform compared to its competitors he added Cisco looks forward to playing an active role in enabling digitization of Indian economy and developing India as a strategic business hub Mr Chambers said In his address Ajay S Shriram President CII said Developing the capability and capacity to use digital technologies to drive productivity and innovation enhance innovation and entrepreneurship and generate new value adding industries and jobs is key to revive the Indian economy Shriram added that digital inclusion can help SMEs become more competitive give a fillip to key sectors like agriculture

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    research has been pointing out to the impact of social media on interpersonal relationships especially in families Increasingly the youth is more addicted to their gadgets and less interested in family communications There is an obsessive attachment to unknown people on the internet and lesser connection between members of the same family However till yet most research has been in the context of youngsters Another dimension appears to be at work is that of alienation which at one time was a phenomenon that occurred when people moved away from their homes in search for livelihoods causing fragmentation of families and a demographic transition Now one does not have to move away from the family to be alienated from the family a smartphone or social media is enough to do that for you More people are connected to more and more worldwide and lesser to those around There is also an increasing tendency for getting emotionally alienated from anything around If we only view the recent Tharoor Pushkar story it is completely a story of communication social media and alienation A couple so publicly falls in love and marries for the world to see a modern fairytale Then they communicate repeatedly to the world how much in love they are and make sure they remain visible Yet the modern day obsession with popularity means that they constantly want to share everything about their lives with the world around Soon differences start showing up too Looking somberly at this story two options emerge either the modern middle aged people do not want to recognize that they are past their teenage and therefore need to be matured in dealing with relationship issues rather than making the whole world privy to their personal differences or lust for popularity is such that one can even

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