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Global Mobile

Tim Kadlec
February 17, 2013

Global Mobile

No doubt about it: mobile is an exciting, rapidly evolving technology. There's a lot of talk about what features will be supported next, what new technologies will emerge. But in the midst of our obsession with the latest and greatest, mobile is already changing lives around the world. If you want to see the true potential of mobile, don't look to Silicon Valley; look to the developing world.

Tim Kadlec

February 17, 2013

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  1. “A developing country, also called a less-developed country (LDC), is

    a nation with a low living standard, undeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.” –Wikipedia 3
  2. "The mobile phone is the cause of all evils in

    our society, including increasing love affairs and the incidents of elopement". 23
  3. http://flic.kr/p/5aPzCj 80% reported being connected to friends and family 93%

    reported that mobile phones made them feel safer 41% reported increase income 85% reported increased independence 24
  4. http://flic.kr/p/5aPB2d “Dizziness, headaches and tiredness are all symptoms of low

    iron. Take a daily iron and folic acid supplement. This should help.” 30
  5. http://flic.kr/p/5aPB2d “Look out for signs of illness. If your baby

    vomits more than five times during a day, go to the clinic. Give her plenty of extra breastfeeds.” 31
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