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ITU Signs Off Network Spec For Personal Medical Devices

Simon Sharwood | The Register | December 22, 2013

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has signed off a new standard for communication between personal medical devices. Read More »

Keeping A Remote Sales Network In The Loop

Vivien Ayun | FrontlineCloud | January 21, 2014

From the outside, Ibu Sinta’s warung in the city of Denpasar looks like any other small, family-run grocery shop so commonly found throughout Indonesia. But take a closer look and you will see several unusual products, including solar lamps, fuel-efficient cook stoves and water filters. Read More »

Kicking Conflict Into Touch: How Sport And Technology Unite Community And Conservation In Kenya

Njenga Kahiro | National Geographic | August 15, 2013

Football has long been recognised as a unifying sport, with the ability to bring sides together in some of the most trying of circumstances. In this installment of Digital Diversity, Njenga Kahiro shares his very personal experience of how a combination of football and text messaging have successfully brought together warring communities to promote conservation in Kenya. Read More »

Koneki Open-Source Development Tools Simplify M2M Development

Benjamin Cabé | Electronic Design | July 15, 2013

As the first pillar in the M2M IWG effort and the initiative that spawned the entire project, Koneki aims to solve one of the biggest problems for M2M developers: a lack of effective tools for developing embedded applications. Read More »

Long May the SMS Reign

Toby Shapshak | Times Live | June 11, 2012

THE greatest communication mechanism in the world is arguably still SMS - the short message service sent over cellphones.

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Low tech adaptations for a community communications System

Helena Puig Larrauri | FrontlineSMS | November 23, 2012

FrontlineSMS was recently featured on the ‘Lets Them Talk‘ blog. In the post, Helena Puig Larrauri (@helenapuigl) highlights how the SUDIA community are using technology to bridge the information gap for communities living along the Blue Nile in Sudan. They are using FrontlineSMS to disseminate information about livelihoods and sustainability directly to communities. Read More »

Message Security 'Unconditionally Guaranteed' After Quantum Cryptography Breakthrough

Christopher Mims | Nextgov | November 4, 2013

Demonstrating a feat that was until recently thought to be impossible, researchers in Geneva, Singapore, Cambridge and Waterloo, Ontario have “unconditionally guaranteed” the security and sanctity of a message transmitted between two points on earth. [...] Read More »

MindReader, Matched Flicker, and 8 More Cool Startups at the Healthcare Innovation Summit

Veronica Combs | MedCity News | July 15, 2013

In addition to all the smart, insightful speakers talking about innovation in healthcare and all the entrepreneurs in the startup showcase at CONVERGE last week, there were more than 50 other startups at the event. Here are a few of the most promising ideas and growing companies we heard about in Philadelphia. Read More »

NationBuilder Brings Community Software To Government

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 31, 2013

NationBuilder Vice President of Community Adriel Hampton introduces the company’s newest offering, NationBuilder Government. Read More »

Noted: Experimenting With Open Access Notes In Medicine

Vanitha Virudachalam | Chicago Policy Review | October 22, 2012

As health information technology continues to evolve, new and creative uses for electronic health records (EHRs) are beginning to develop. One such “potentially disruptive innovation” is the use of EHRs and patient portals to give patients access to the notes doctors prepare on patients after an office visit. Read More »

NSA Sweep Of Email Contact Lists Grabs Hundreds Of Millions Of Global Records

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | October 15, 2013

Another day, another discovery from the leaked Snowden documents that the U.S. National Security Agency has their hands in yet another privacy cookie jar. Read More »

NSF-Funded Study To Find Efficiency Models In VA Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 16, 2012

A group of researchers led by an industrial engineer have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to find efficiency models for patient-centered medical homes by studying the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest health system in the country. Read More »

Open Access Advocacy In Belarus And Serbia

Staff Writer | Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) | February 6, 2013

Key achievements, strategies, tactics and tools, success stories and lessons learnt from the two EIFL-funded open access advocacy projects in Belarus and Serbia. Read More »

Open Data, Open Development

Barbara Birungi | Hive Colab | September 27, 2012

Last week I attended the Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) organized by the Open Knowledge Foundation in Helsinki Finland. [My] interest and reason for attending was to find out as much as I could about open Data, Development as I could from people that had already started on the open journey in their countries and some even gotten their governments to sign on... Read More »

Open Development And The OKfestival

Kim Borrowdale | IATI | September 28, 2012

Kim Borrowdale, IATI Delivery Manager, recently attended Okfest 2012 in Helsinki (Finland) and has shared her personal account of the conference with us. The theme was Open Knowledge in Action with a full week of participatory sessions, keynote lectures, workshops, hackathons and satellite events organised by diverse communities from over 40 nations across the globe. Read More »