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Submitted on 31st December 2012

Every day, 2.5 billion people wake up without access to adequate sanitation: a problem that has become a life or death issue in many of the world’s developing regions. How can we help them by using apps to raise awareness and provide local solutions to this global problem?

Submitted on 30th November 2012

Vodafone, Safaricom and the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) are adding to the M-Pesa mobile money service with the launch of an interest-bearing savings account and the offer of small loans.

Submitted on 18th October 2012

The GSMA today announced the results of a global, multi-year study that for the first time examines not only the total number of mobile connections 1 , but also the number of individual mobile subscribers, defined as the unique users subscribed to mobile services. The primary research, undertaken by the GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence team over three years and across 39 developed and developing markets, found that:

Submitted on 18th October 2012

 iKaaz, a Bangalore-based mobile payments solution provider, launched its new iKaaz mobile payment platform for enterprises (you can view the product launch event video at http://www.ikaaz.com). The iKaaz platform broadly caters to two major segments.

Submitted on 27th July 2012

LONDON (AlertNet) - Information technology is a powerful tool for experts working to provide secure access to water for personal use, food production and business in developing nations.

Submitted on 23rd July 2012

On July 21, 2012, Saturday, 32 winners were awarded in the award gala session at the mBillionth Award South Asia 2012. And the winners are:

m-News & Journalism

  1. PowerCuts in India – India
  2. Swara IVR – India
  3. Jharkhand Mobile News – India

m-Infrastructure

  1. M-God – India
  2. txtWeb – India

m-Entertainment

Submitted on 22nd July 2012

New Delhi, July 22, 2012: During a glitzy and glamorous mBilionth South Asia award ceremony, a revolutionary mobile phone app ‘Nano Ganesh’, Jharkhan Mobile News and EWS (Eection Watch System) were crowned as best mobile innovators on Saturday 21st July.

Submitted on 18th July 2012

The GSMA today announced that it has reached an agreement to integrate the major programmes and initiatives driven by the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) into the GSMA. Further to this agreement, Apigee, a leading provider of API products and services, has acquired the technology assets of WAC. Apigee will continue to develop and evolve the WAC Web Run Time and network application programming interfaces (APIs) and will provide these assets as a managed service to the GSMA and its mobile operator members.

Submitted on 5th July 2012

Even in market crowded by iOS, Android and Windows Phone, Mozilla plans to add a new contender: Firefox OS. What can the open-source company bring to the game, and does it stand a chance of competing?

Submitted on 13th June 2012

(Reuters) - Travelling and looking for Internet access? A new smartphone app allows users to share mobile Web access for free with other people nearby who have the same app.

Called Open Garden, the app forms a mesh network that enables each person connected to it to relay it to other users.