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All posts for March 2012

  1. Netexplo's Global Innovation Trends

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    A good lesson for someone traveling the world in search of innovation is that you can also learn about it by staying in one place for a few days. This happened to me at the Netexplo Forum, held March 15-16 at UNESCO'S Paris headquarters.According to...

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  2. Markets, Diasporas, and Social Networks: Lebanon

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    Despite their country's  110,000 square kilometers  and 10 million inhabitants, Cubans used to joke 30 years ago that they had the largest country in the world: our population is in Miami, our army is in Angola, and our capital is in Moscow, they'd...

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  3. Innovation: The magic and the method

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    When Otavio Good sees the word "salida" in a Spanish-speaking country, he thinks of "salad" instead of "exit." To avoid the embarrassment that can result from mistakes like this, the Mountain View developer created WordLens, a smartphone app that...

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  4. Ontornet against Lebanon's snail-paced internet

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     Internet connections in Beirut are so bad that people can only laugh … before protesting. About a year ago, one Lebanese wrote a an acerbic post in English saying, "Oh My God, Lebanon you're number one" on the global download-speed list … if...

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  5. "Accelerating" Innovation in Lebanon

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    I have no idea how many innovators there in Lebanon fiddling around in their mountain garages with dreams of dethroning Facebook, Google and Twitter. But I'm sure they can find all the resources they need in Beirut's startup accelerators.Since...

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  6. Archimedes' children and their wager

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    The first steps of my world tour of ICT and innovation helped me realize that geeks, entrepreneurs (social or not) and activists often gather in communal spaces, and that they have multiple things in common.The raison d'être for these...

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