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Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

What lies ahead for Indonesia’s infrastructure in 2015?

Plans are in place to bolster Indonesian infrastructure in the year ahead, but actions will be needed to make those plans a reality. Guest post by Marius Toime Andrinof  Chaniago,

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Tensions rise between US and EU tech companies

Amid a recent resolution by the European Parliament to break up Google, tensions continue to rise between Europe and American tech companies. What does this mean for Google, tech and

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Mobile money in Africa moves beyond M-Pesa

Seven years ago, Kenya’s M-Pesa launched a mobile money revolution. Can other mobile payments services beyond M-Pesa, and beyond East Africa, take hold on the continent? When mobile network operator

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Nigeria pushes ahead with Chinese railway

Nigeria pushes full steam ahead with railway modernization, despite stalled legislation. With the recent $12 billion dollar agreement signed between the Nigerian government and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC),

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Is Tajikistan’s Facebook crackdown a sign of things to come?

Earlier this month, Tajikistan blocked access to several sites, including Facebook, that had published articles critical of the Rakhmon government. The crackdown is a sign of things to come, and

North America Technology and infrastructure

Opinion: 4 reasons why digital regulation is difficult

The US Supreme Court’s recent ruling against Aereo, an online television broadcaster, showed how much governments continue to struggle with regulating the internet.  When the US Supreme Court struck a major blow

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Technology joins the fight against poaching

Technology is bringing new options to combat the age-old problem of poaching in Africa. Elephant poaching is on the rise, and the international demand for illegal ivory continues to grow.

International Technology and infrastructure

Transportation on the verge of dramatic changes

The trend toward computerization promises to create enhanced efficiency in transportation sectors such as the trucking industry and aviation. However, this shift also threatens to take away jobs. In most supermarkets

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Broadband faces long last mile in Middle East and Africa

Big infrastructure projects are already in place to improve much of the Middle East and Africa’s expensive and slow Internet. For many countries, however, many issues lie ahead. Over the

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

China plans multi-continent high-speed railway

China has announced plans to build a network of high-speed rail lines across several continents. Pollution, cost and safety concerns could be major obstacles to implementing the plan. In China’s latest