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Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Air travel necessary for continued sub-Saharan growth

While the prospects of massive economic growth throughout Africa have been heavily touted by the international press, the physical interconnectivity of sub-Saharan states and their links to potential investors in

International Technology and infrastructure

Mobile penetration linked to political stability

Investors should look at mobile penetration not only as an infrastructural asset but also as a predictor of political stability. The importance of the rapid growth of the mobile telecommunications

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Adjusting to China’s global presence

Are Chinese policymakers aiming only to play a major role in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades, or do they harbor more extensive goals?  The answer to this question

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Opportunities in Africa’s pharmaceutical landscape

As African nations seek to improve market access and ease of business, opportunities exist in the continent’s pharmaceutical sector. The African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

North America Technology and infrastructure

The road to fiber optic Internet

These days, it is hard to turn on a computer without hearing something about fiber optic Internet access, but without any context, it can be difficult to separate rhetoric from

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

An emerging tablet market; investors should act swiftly

Tablets have significant potential in developing nations as gateways to initial economic and social digitization. Tablet devices are thriving in western markets; Apple, Samsung, Google, Kindle to list but a

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Is the time right for high tech investment in Azerbaijan?

Primarily known for its oil and gas production, Azerbaijan has a high-tech sector on the rise and worth noticing. Its information and communications technology (ICT) has been booming, with the

North America Technology and infrastructure

Navigating the international patent mess

The tech world and the patent system have long been at odds. The fast changing nature of technological innovation is ill suited to the slow and bureaucratic Patent and Trademark

International Technology and infrastructure

Can social media predict elections?

Egypt’s elections suffered from a lack of traditional polling methods. Could analyzing social media predict the outcome of future elections? Many Americans followed the run up to the recent Egyptian

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Africa: A tech innovation hub?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the growing economic opportunities in Africa.  It seems like everyday there is a new article about China or Brazil scrambling to