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Making connections with the new digital consumer
Summary of global shift away from open Internet-based screen time toward walled gardens + links to more articles to drill down
digital  advertising  marketing  disruption  channel  shift  attention  q1  2019  analysis  platform  website  blog  wechat  esports  gaming  podcast  OTT  hulu  netflix  facebook  wall  garden  model  brand  sponsor  nigeria  africa  south  india  china 
june 2019 by csrollyson
Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency | Africa Renewal
Why many Africans are poised to adopt #cryptocurrency in very high numbers: countries' currencies are very unstable
africa  crypto  currency  blockchain  2018  market  adoption  central  bank  failure  policy  inflation  economy  finance  internet 
june 2019 by csrollyson
Wala | Earn. Spend. Save. Prosper.
Wala is the platform, Dala is the #cryptocurrency
Wala  platform  Dala  cryptocurrency  africa  botawana  south  uganda  gig  network  finance  person  P2P 
june 2019 by csrollyson
Human migration sparked by wars, disasters, and now climate | National Geographic Australia - National Geographic
Forced #migration throughout #human history due to war+environment; soon #climate #change will probably be the major driver as drought, flooding & #water shortages increase #refugee
migration  history  war  climate  persecution  africa  asia  europe  america  australia  global  19eyz  ancient  change  forced  refugee  human 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Rotaract club opens in refugee settlement | Rotary International
Innovative: @rotary members open a club within Uganda #refugee #settlement to channel support on the ground
uganda  refugee  settlement  club  service  support  19eyz  ngo  local  africa  example 
february 2019 by csrollyson
French President Macron Praises Nazi-Collaborating Leader, Whitewashing World War I Bloodbath
interesting and credible to me reflections on WWI, WWII andnPetain’s role and significance in each
colony  france  germany  war  wwi  wwii  hero  president  collaboration  nazi  africa  trump  centennial  history  culture  europe  usa  socialism 
november 2018 by csrollyson
Tim Noakes - Wikipedia
Start point to appreciate the work of @proftimnoakes in #diet & #exercise - He expouses a high-fat protein based diet low in carbs
exercise  nutrition  diet  pioneer  physician  south  africa  marathon  professor  program  innovation  research  debunk  reference  diabetes  big  food  fastfood  carbohydrate  protein  fat 
april 2018 by csrollyson
From the Inside: The Countdown to Day Zero | Daily Maverick
Sad but very instructive: many cities will face similar challenges as #climate #change intensifies. Think about your community. => Water natural disaster in slo-mo: Cape Town runs out of water due to prolonged drought and mismanagement
capetown  south  africa  2018  Q1  water  natural  disaster  government  management  desalination  economy  impact  police  drought  climate  change 
january 2018 by csrollyson
The real roots of early city states may rip up the textbooks | New Scientist
Questions the prevailing view that towns presuppose government, power and coersion, suggests it's possible to have towns w little/no central authority
history  culture  anthropology  book  middleeast  africa  grain  government  power  development  debunk  2017  review  authority 
october 2017 by csrollyson
Loans that change lives | Kiva
Crowdfunding pioneer disrupts how entrepreneurs get funded
crowdfunding  website  africa  central  south  america  ecommerce  community  entrepreneur 
february 2017 by csrollyson
Home - (RED) | End AIDS now
How people help fight AIDS by buying RED-branded products
cause  product  marketing  fundraising  example  aids  17cwy  africa 
january 2017 by csrollyson
Nicole Van Der Tuin: Latest News, Work, Videos, Photos on Fast Company
Using mobile phone bill payment to assess give, help people access financial services
pioneer  tanzania  congo  malawi  nigeria  uganda  zambia  africa  mobile  phone  bill  financial  record  credit  bank  Financialservices 
october 2016 by csrollyson
How Dairy Entered the Human Diet | Mark's Daily Apple
Interesting take on how milk-drinking became part of European peoples
food  history  europe  milk  dairy  nutrition  health  paleo  primal  africa  middleeast 
november 2015 by csrollyson
These 5 Facts Explain Why China Is Still on the Rise | TIME
Argues the obvious: China is becoming a world power w growing influence [links]; overlooks other growing power sources
china  pointofview  world  usa  q3  2015  analysis  economy  influence  finance  AIIB  infrastructure  investment  environment  latin  america  africa  asia  leadership  corruption  politics  2ghcj 
august 2015 by csrollyson
The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World's Poorest People | WIRED
Helping the poor to get local & Internet jobs to lift them out of poverty; note the barriers #kudos
sharing  economy  global  india  africa  local  internet  job  employment  training  school  culture  2ghcj 
august 2015 by csrollyson
Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease | WIRED
Saga of medical researchers creating new process for treating #Ebola, using survivors' cells
ebola  research  immunity  SierraLeone  disease  outbreak  stgr  healthcare  medicine  africa 
august 2015 by csrollyson
Facebook Finally Reveals Its Own Internet Drone, And It’s Huge
"Like a B-2 stealth bomber" - #Aquila provides #internet #access at 10 Gbps Thx @jobsworth
facebook  internet.org  drone  access  asia  africa  solar  2execguide  2ghcj 
july 2015 by csrollyson
Some Wars Start Small: The History of Boko Haram — The Nib — Medium
Timeline of #BokoHaram as a story board hits milestones in engaging way #kudos #Nigeria
nigeria  africa  history  bokoharam  terror  religion  story  board  2ghcj  economy  infographic  q1  2015 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In - NYTimes.com
Big Aid treats mosquito nets as sacred cow w/o researching how people are using them—to fish—creating 2 big dangers
malaria  africa  lake  tanganyika  q1  2015  fish  environment  pesticide  ngo  aid  policy  research  design  2ghcj 
march 2015 by csrollyson
12 Tweets That Got People Fired From Their Jobs | EMGN | Page 1
How many do you know? List of famous tweets that resulted in their tweeps getting fired
twitter  employee  employment  fired  fastfood  restaurant  terrorism  social  racism  sport  disease  south  africa  2014  list  rescue  judgment  network 
october 2014 by csrollyson
How Ebola spreads and started | Reuters
Useful: Quick facts about the 2014 #ebola outbreak
ebola  reference  q4  2014  guide  virus  epidemic  africa  usa 
october 2014 by csrollyson
K’s CIP Cancels Trips to Three Study Abroad Locations | The Index
Medical, political instability force cancellation of three college foreign study programs for 1014-15
kalamazoo  college  news  foreign  study  Q4  2014  africa  senegal  israel  kenya  2ghcj  kzoo 
october 2014 by csrollyson
The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld
The limits of #OpenSource development on #mobile: Why Tizen Symbian Firefox have flopped; how #Android differs
mobile  open  source  pointofview  analysis  tizen  samsung  nokia  google  microsoft  android  symbian  q3  2014  china  africa  india  value  proposition  telecom  IoT 
july 2014 by csrollyson
Starbucks VIA | RestaurantNews.com
Q4 2012 review of Starbucks' global ambitions; review of business segments
starbucks  business  strategy  global  americas  europe  africa  asia  china  korea  japan  cpg  retail  digital  Q4  2012  analysis  statistics 
november 2013 by csrollyson
IBM Research: Text analytics and machine learning give power to the people
IBM Research site for program w UNICEF that uses SMS to empower young Africans to participate in government by SMS
africa  uganda  geny  genz  outreach  sms  text  empowerment  UNICEF  unitednations  program  ibm  2013  government  2ghcj 
october 2013 by csrollyson
IBM News room - 2013-10-23 UNICEF Draws on IBM Analytics to Give a Voice to Youth in Africa - United States
Case study:IBM+Uganda govt apply analytics to SMS fr Gen Y/Z citizens, uses to allocate govt resources #kudos
big  data  analytics  government  africa  uganda  geny  genz  q4  2013  ibm  sms  text  mobile  phone  citizen  engagement  empowerment  casestudy  2cdo  2csra 
october 2013 by csrollyson
How to map wealth in Africa using nothing but mobile-phone minutes - Quartz
FASCINATING #BigData research to wealth distribution in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa: #mobile minutes traded as currency
big  data  africa  wealth  mobile  currency  cotedivoire  research  analysis  q3  2013  global  digital  analytics 
october 2013 by csrollyson
How Country Road transformed into an omni-channel business
Australian apparel & home store case study has some nice detail on technology, inventory & fulfillment issues, quotes CTO
cdo  digital  casestudy  retail  ecommerce  transformation  australia  apparel  home  south  africa  cto  website  mobile  smartphone  tablet  adoption  inventory  Competition  strategy  omni  multi  channel  q2  2013  Foundation 
june 2013 by csrollyson
USA TODAY
Christine Lagarde interviewed on global economy, leadership
leadership  imf  economy  global  2013  Research  africa  asia  usa  europe  Employment  france  cyprus  austerity 
april 2013 by csrollyson
(2) Frans de Waal - Public Page
AMAZING map shows Africa's size in relation to g& and emerging countries
africa  geography  usa  china  europe  comparison  exceptional 
april 2013 by csrollyson
Metro Diplomacy - By Robert D. Hormats | Foreign Policy
In the #Knowledge #Economy, cities gain in economic and political power; governments try to adjust Thx @jhagel
city  urban  influence  knowledge  economy  social  creative  class  global  china  india  brazil  africa  nigeria  government  power  policy  2ghcj 
march 2013 by csrollyson
Drugmakers eye Africa's middle classes as next growth market | Reuters
Doesn't point out Africans have epidemic "rich country"'diseases like type2 diabetes, fr packaged food; think in niches
africa  pharma  q1  2013  europe  middle  class  bric  emerging  market  2ghcj 
february 2013 by csrollyson
Schumpeter: The best since sliced bread | The Economist
Global acquisitions by BRIC multinationals show emergence of multipolar economy
bric  africa  brazil  china  india  acquisition  multinational  innovation  CPG  globalization  2ghcj 
january 2013 by csrollyson
U.S. Intelligence Agencies See a Different World in 2030 - Bloomberg
Intelligence report vision on "the world in 2030": multipolar, dry, hungry, wealthier & need for collaboration
world  vision  economy  Society  2030  usa  intelligence  report  q4  2012  asia  north  america  south  africa  europe  water  food  population  weather  climate  change  2ghcj 
december 2012 by csrollyson
The rise of the yuan: Turning from green to red | The Economist
MUSTread: How the yuan is displacing the US dollar as a reserve currency in certain cases [very useful links]
china  renminbi  yuan  reserve  currency  usd  africa  research  redback  2ghcj 
november 2012 by csrollyson
Daily chart: The urbanisation trap | The Economist
Useful discussion on how economy & infrastructure effect productivity growth during urbanization; comparison of Asia and Africa
social  channel  africa  asia  comparison  agrarian  industrial  economy  Urban  farm  factory  discussion  infrastructure  2ghcj 
october 2012 by csrollyson
LinkedIn: Polls
Fascinating, how much European languages still so prevalent.. until you think about it; Emerging economies often try to market to G7
language  business  poll  global  insight  market  Europe  Asia  Africa  Latin  America 
september 2012 by csrollyson
Analysis: Petro-dollar windfall could help China's rebalancing | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Key development: EMEA steps into G7 demand void, helps China shift exports up value curve
china  export  middleeast  africa  2ghcj  strategy  value  curve  economy 
may 2012 by csrollyson
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