developing countries

How Facebook plans to takeover the developing world

Jul 26, 2013
Facebook wants to be the Internet portal for mobile users. Those users won't likely have smartphones -- instead flip phones and text messages will connect them to the web.
Posted In: Facebook, developing countries, mobile, mobile apps

Lack of banking options leads to mobile phone payments in Africa

May 29, 2013
In some cases, a dearth of infrastructure can actually lead to innovation. No where is this more true than in the developing world.
Posted In: developing countries, mobile payments, mobile, Africa

Want to spur growth in the U.S.? Take a hint from Chile

Apr 23, 2013
What can be done to spur growth in the U.S. and the euro zone? Peter Henry, Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, thinks the answer lies in developing countries.
Posted In: Europe, developing countries, BRICS

A bank of, for, and by, the developing world

Mar 27, 2013
Leaders of the BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are wrapping up a summit today. They have a new plan to create a bank to fuel economic growth in the developing world.
Posted In: BRICS, South Africa, developing countries

Lockheed Martin moves beyond weapons to clean water with graphene

Mar 18, 2013
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world and war zones.
Posted In: lockheed martin, developing countries, defense contractors

World Bank names Jim Yong Kim as new head

Apr 17, 2012
The World Bank is getting a new president. Jim Yong Kim, who's currently the head of Dartmouth College, will be taking over the Washington-based global lending institution beginning this summer.
Posted In: Jim Yong Kim, World Bank, developing countries