Mobile penetration in Africa is still growing at 4.2 percent annually. People tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain. Many of our paradigms are, of course, illusions.
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Global consumption of natural gas will rival the use of coal and steal the market share from oil on the world market. The “next defining energy trend” is poised to be natural gas as it increasingly becomes a primary global energy source, according to a report released today by GE.
The report describes how technological innovation, particularly as it relates to the Internet of Everything (IoE), could lead America’s economy out of a “slow-growth rut.” The Internet of Things could be just what the U.S. economy needs. The Progressive Policy Institute released a report today titled “Can the Internet of Everything bring back the High-Growth Economy?” [...]
Brad Feld, the investor-turned-author who co-founded Techstars in Boulder, Colorado in 2006, stated on his website three years ago that Colorado might have the highest “entrepreneurial density” in the entire country.
Fear of failure and lack of self confidence holds women from entrepreneurship. One reason there are significantly fewer women entrepreneurs than men entrepreneurs is because women often don’t think they are capable of launching their own businesses, according to a new report released by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2012 Women’s Report.
Air pollution in India The World Bank has released a report that says pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product.
According to new estimates released last week by the World Bank, the world’s poorest people are now concentrated most heavily in Sub-Saharan Africa after China’s huge leap in pulling its citizens out of extreme poverty in recent decades.
4.3 million retail salespeople in the U.S. In the United States, there are 4.3 million retail salespeople. That is equivalent to the population in the state of Kentucky. And there are 310 prosthodontists — that is, dentists specializing in prosthetic teeth — which is enough to fill, well, a medium-sized lecture hall.
“Chicago has developed into a city that every investor must watch.” Chicago’s most innovative minds launched 197 digital startups in 2012, up from 193 launched in 2011. 59 companies secured funding of at least $1M in 2012, an increase from 44 companies in 2011. (Infographic)
A new Pew Internet reporttakes a close look not only at how Americans are using public libraries, but also what sort of services and programming they think libraries should offer — and what they say they would use in the future.