Tag Archives: Technology

Health Pros Using Social Media in Europe’s New Crisis

Washington, D.C.  For the thousands of Syrian refugees attempting to escape their war-torn nation in favor of safe haven in European nations like Germany, their needs often are simple: food, water, clothing and diapers top the list. And, increasingly, so are Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The uses of social media and digital communications during times […]

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Rice University Study: Smartphones May be Detrimental to Learning

Houston, TX.  A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force found that users felt smartphones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn. The research paper “You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Cannot Make Him Learn: Smartphone Use in Higher Education” appeared in […]

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Gates Foundation’s Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Madrid, Spain.  Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.  Ignacio was one of the primary representatives of the Gates Foundation at this global trade show with over 49,000 […]

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Eyewitness: Haiti Has Improved Somewhat in Last Two Months

Léogâne, Haiti.  I am sitting in the office of Belo Water in Léogâne, Haiti, on the first morning of my 21st trip here.  This is my second trip since the terrible January 12 earthquake described by Ban-ki Moon as the worst natural disaster of our times.  Having been in Indonesia and Sri Lanka after the […]

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Relationships Between Israelis and Arabs – Thru Gaming?

I learned from my American grandparents – who had family fight in WWII on both fronts – that Germans and Japanese ‘were not like us.’  It was hinted that they were “other” and thus beyond redemption.  I found that hard to believe, but knew of only one way to find out for myself. I became […]

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Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the earthquake in Haiti, Haitian’s sent home about 1.2 Billion Dollars annually to Haiti. This amount does not include what the Haitian people carry with them when traveling to Haiti nor does it include in the […]

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C.E.O. Brooke Partridge Helps Lead Technology Thought in Developing World

New York, N.Y. Despite our best efforts to meet in Barcelona, at the GSM World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between 1,300 vendors, C.E.O. Brooke Partridge and I missed each other. We succeeded in connecting between New York and Palo Alto by phone a week later. It had been my impression that she was someone I had to interview, […]

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