The Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project “promotes innovation and increase the development of mobile and wireless technology for a better world.”
The cellphone has become more of a tool and less of a toy, especially among the poor, and those trying to help them, in emerging markets. It helps deliver, via text message, water, energy, financial services, health care and even education.
Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information at an unthinkable rate—2.5 quintillion (2.5×1018) bytes of data per day.
The iPhone 5 is all the rage in the mobile and tech world. But in my world, as the CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology company working in the developing world, the buzz is less about the latest and greatest technology produced by Apple or Samsung and more about the dramatic increase in mobile cellphone penetration worldwide.