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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Ever heard of Internet blimps? Google may be working on a program to deliver wireless Internet to Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia with the help of high-altitude inflatables. In some cases, a lack of infrastructure can actually allow for innovation. We talk to Dayo Olopade, who is writing a book on this topic called 'The Bright Continent: How African Ideas Are Changing the World'. She says in some African countries, the lack of banking options has led to an explosion of mobile payments, where money moves easily from cellphone to cellphone.

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Congress considers hacker tactics to fight against cyber criminals

May 29, 2013
How should the U.S. government and companies protect themselves against hackers? One answer is to hack right back.

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.

Ever heard of Internet blimps? Google may be working on a program to deliver wireless Internet to Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia with the help of high-altitude inflatables. In some cases, a lack of infrastructure can actually allow for innovation. We talk to Dayo Olopade, who is writing a book on this topic called ‘The Bright Continent: How African Ideas Are Changing the World’. She says in some African countries, the lack of banking options has led to an explosion of mobile payments, where money moves easily from cellphone to cellphone.

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