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A mobile Africa: innovation is key

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Dr KF Lai, CEO of BuzzCity reveals on-the-ground insight into the mobile marketplace in Africa.

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013. Recent forecasts from Cisco revealed that the number of mobile devices will tip seven billion in 2013, outnumbering the human population, thanks to growth in developing areas, such as Asia, the Pacific and Africa. ... Read more about A mobile Africa: innovation is key

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13 companies sowing solutions for food resilience

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Heather Clancy
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Could Big Data offer the most fertile solution for countering systemic food waste and frightening future scarcity scenarios?

Last month Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and dozens of other companies started sowing the seeds for a crop of powerful applications and information resources enabled by the convergence of sensors, sophisticated imagery and powerful analytics — and inspired by the federal Climate Data Initiative. ... Read more about 13 companies sowing solutions for food resilience

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Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

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Geni Geodesgin

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

EV 101 - 100% Renewable San Diego: "Will your Next Car be an Electric Vehicle? - Reduce pollution and save money?"

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Colin Santulli - EV 101 - Center for Sustainable Energy

Colin Santulli provides ‘EV 101’ as a basis for the remainder of the evening, and discusses the state of the ZEV market in San Diego and California more broadly. ... Read more about EV 101 - 100% Renewable San Diego: "Will your Next Car be an Electric Vehicle? - Reduce pollution and save money?"

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Dan Gibbs

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Dan Gibbs

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CEO Home Town Farms

Dan Gibbs is the CEO and a co-founder of Home Town Farms, a growing establishment using efficient and revolutionary technology.  He also provides information and his expertise to the San Diego State University Water Conservation Advisory Board and is a board member of many other advisory boards. ... Read more about Dan Gibbs

UN, Microsoft launch computer lab for environmental issues

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Shanghaidaily.com
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NAIROBI, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Microsoft Research and the UN Environment Program (UNEP) on Tuesday launched open source technology that allows scientists to simulate how all organisms on earth interact in a changing environment.

The technology, Madingley, launched by Microsoft's Computational Science Lab and UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) could help scientists and policy makers will now be able to answer crucial questions previously unanswerable. ... Read more about UN, Microsoft launch computer lab for environmental issues

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Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU

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Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU
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And the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally, new figures released by International Telecomuumications Union (ITU) Monday show. Fifityfive percent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world.

"The newly released ICT figures confirm once again that information and communication technologies continue to be the key drivers of the information society," said ITU secretary-general Hamadoun I. Toure. ... Read more about Three billion internet users by end of 2014: ITU

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More Than 120 Large-Scale Solar PV Farms Approved for Construction in the UK

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World Of Photovoltaics
The United Kingdom is forecast to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in Europe in 2014
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Investment firms rush to accumulate PV assets based on UK’s growing solar farm capacity. ... Read more about More Than 120 Large-Scale Solar PV Farms Approved for Construction in the UK

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How technology is transforming emergency preparedness

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IRIN NEWS, Aug 16, 2013
Flooding in Chad. Use of technology to warn of disasters is increasing
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DAKAR, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) - Mobile phone, geographic information systems (GIS), Twitter and other technologies are increasingly being used to warn communities of potential crises and inform them how to prepare, and to help governments and aid agencies predict how emergencies may unfold. 

IRIN looks at some of the ways these innovations are transforming early warning and preparedness. 

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