developing markets

Bima raises $97M from Allianz for microinsurance aimed at emerging markets

On the heels of Lemonade raising $120 million from Softbank for its new “peer-to-peer” spin on insurance services, another company aimed at disrupting the insurance market is announcing a

Remitly is raising up to $115M led by Naspers’ PayU to double down on remittances

International remittances continues to be one of the biggest financial services in developing countries, with $450 billion getting sent from countries like the U.S. to emerging markets in 2017 alone,

LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with more than 500 million members, is taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets. The company has released an Android a

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.

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

On the desktop, <a href="http://opera.com">Opera</a>'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 wi

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 g