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  • Mobile Survey Platform GeoPoll Raises $6.6M Series A To Reach People In Developing Countries

    Mobile Survey Platform GeoPoll Raises $6.6M Series A To Reach People In Developing Countries

    Smartphones have become so commonplace in developed countries that it can be hard to imagine life without them. But the worldwide Internet penetration rate is just 39%, according to the International Telecommunication Union, and in Africa, only 16% of people are online. Mobile-cellular penetration rates are 89% in developing countries, however, with many people relying on their phones for… Read More

  • Mobile Fundraising Campaigns Begin For Chile

    Mobile Fundraising Campaigns Begin For Chile

    Following the earthquake in Haiti, mobile fundraising via texting exploded; with over $40 million raised via text messaging alone. With the massive success of the Haiti campaign, mobile donations are now being used to raise funds for the victims of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Chile over the past weekend. Mobile giving is fairly simple; you text a keyword to a code on your phone and… Read More

  • With Mobile Giving To Haiti Passing $20 Million, Text Fundraising Comes Of Age

    With Mobile Giving To Haiti Passing $20 Million, Text Fundraising Comes Of Age

    As the tragedy from last week’s earthquake in Haiti continues to unfold, the Red Cross and other relief organizations have now raised more than $20 million via text message donations, which is about 10 percent of the $210 million total raised so far. The text donations have been doubling at a rapid pace, from $5 million last week to $10 million to more than $20 million today. As more… Read More