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A Kenyan Startup is Showing Global Businesses How to Talk to Their Customers

Lily Kuo | Quartz | May 25, 2016

A florist chain in Argentina, a food delivery service in Hong Kong, and a Singaporean travel agency—these are a few of the companies relying on a Kenyan startup to help them talk to their customers on WhatsApp, WeChat, and other messaging apps. Ongair, a Nairobi-based startup, says instant messaging could and should replace the traditional channels of customer service—frustrating phone calls, inefficient e-mail exchanges, online chats that don’t work well on a smartphone, or SMS messages that costs businesses per text...

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Argentina Passes Open Access Act For Publicly Funded Research

Maximiliano Marzetti | Intellectual Property Watch | December 16, 2013

The Congress of Argentina recently passed a landmark law making publicly funded science and technology research publications free and open access. Read More »

Argentina Takes Steps Towards Open Access Law

Cecilia Rosen | SciDev.Net | June 7, 2012

Argentina is a step closer to becoming the first country to pass legislation to make all publicly funded research available in open access repositories. Read More »

Cancer Deaths Double In Argentina's GMO Agribusiness Areas

Lawrence Woodward | The Ecologist | August 24, 2014

Sharply increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina's most intensively farmed areas have resulted in a public health disaster, writes Lawrence Woodward, with large increases in cancer incidence. And it's all the result of the widespread use of GMO crops engineered for herbicide resistance...

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Latin American Countries Band Together To Fight Growing Problem Of Investor-State Disputes

Glyn Moody | Techdirt | July 1, 2013

As Techdirt has observed, investor-state dispute resolution (ISDR) is turning into a major weapon that corporations can deploy against nations in order to claim damages for some alleged loss of future profits as a result of government action -- for example, stricter health or environmental regulations. Read More »

Open Access Roundup

Abby Clobridge | Information Today Inc. | January 7, 2014

Over the past several weeks, we’ve witnessed a number of announcements, launches, and news stories related to open access (OA). This roundup of top stories includes the launch of a student-developed OA tool, the boycott of “luxury” journals by a Nobel Prize winner and his lab, a new national OA policy, and the debut of a long-awaited, long-planned-for initiative to support gold OA. Read More »

Survey: Quarter Of US Consumers Has Heard Of Bitcoin — And Majority Of Them Trust It

Natasha Lomas | TechCrunch | June 28, 2013

Depending on your view, Bitcoin is either A) an elaborate Ponzi scheme or B) the currency of the future. Or, if you’re the average man on the street, it’s probably C) something you’ve never heard of. Read More »