developing markets

  • Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

    Pricey Data Is A Barrier To Internet Access In Developing Countries

    Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive mobile devices, there are still several major obstacles to Internet access… Read More

  • Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

    Opera Mini Now Has 169 Million Users, 56% Of Them Only Use The Mobile Web

    On the desktop, Opera‘s browser is only a minor player compared to Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, but as a mobile browser, Opera competes head-to-head with Apple and Google. Worldwide, depending on which statistics you believe, it is either just ahead of the competition or a close runner-up. In developing countries, Opera is generally far ahead of the competition. Read More

  • Spice Mobile's optical media disk hands-on

    Spice Mobile's optical media disk hands-on


    I just wandered over to the Spice booth to see their weird optical-disk-reading phone. It was pretty clunky and I probably wouldn’t use it, but that won’t stop the rest of the world from giving it a go. A lot of us forget that IP-based media, in the aggregate, is unfairly distributed. Overlay a heat map on the globe and you’d see white hot action in most of Asia, warmish… Read More