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TechATstate's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

banks and opportunity

Somehow, this reminds of the way the music industry has handled mp3s and downloads: stifle the revolution rather than get out and lead it.
Banks Blocking Mobile Money Innovation in Africa?

http://whiteafrican.com/2010/08/19/banks-blocking-mobile-money-innovation-in-africa/


Added by techATstate on August 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Civil Society 2.0 on Nov. 4, 5 in DC

We're already working on the next iteration of Tech@State: a two-day event examining Civil Society 2.0.



Details to come, but generally we'll be exploring applications of technology to help civil society organizations do their great work better. Topics may include Democracy, Transparency, Civic Engagement, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Protection, Climate Change, Disaster Response and much more. Speakers will include technology luminaries, NGO/CSO bright lights, State officials… Continue

Added by techATstate on August 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mobile Money in the media

Some clips of note. Please, add your own or send some to tech@state.gov for us to add here:…

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Added by techATstate on August 8, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

building the community

Wow, 60 people have joined up here in less than a day. That's fantastic.

We hope everyone we invited from the Mobile Money event will join, but if you don't see someone here who you think should be, let us know and we'll invite them.

With the kind of broad, rich group we had at Mobile Money, and with similar folks for the general aims of Tech@State, we can get some significant movement on vital issues of development using novel technology.

We'll open the group…
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Added by techATstate on August 7, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Welcome to tech@state

We've created this site so we can carry on our conversations and collaborations stemming from tech@state events. The first event we'll highlight is the Mobile Money event held Aug. 2, but there will be other events to come and other people we hope will join this space to work, network and build a better tomorrow.



In a forum discussion published today, you will find all the presentations from the Mobile Money event. You may also wish to revisit the video of the event, which is archived… Continue

Added by techATstate on August 6, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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