Entries by Caribou Digital

Our Work 2 – 2015 projects

As more of a tease, we’ve updated our project page to list everything we’ve been working on this year. It’s been busy, with lots of exciting stuff we’ll be publishing in the coming months.  We’ll link to the first of these research reports next week.

Notes from the company retreat

We’re lucky enough to have friends at Barton Manor on the Isle of Wight, and just spent a fantastic week there reviewing our current projects, preparing for upcoming ones, welcoming new members of the team, and generally spending quality time together with the team and our families. We’ll post more about the projects over the […]

Brookings Blum meeting 2015

Next week we’re very honoured to be at the Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty for the third time. The meeting in Aspen is a great group of international development experts, and the discussion both around the table and around the campus afterwards is always excellent. More importantly, this year the topic of discussion is […]

Notes from the 2015 ICT4D Conference in Singapore

We were excited to be a part of the program at The Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2015) in Singapore. Jonathan Donner, Charlotte Smart, and David Taverner from Caribou Digital participated in four days of sessions, demos, papers, notes, and ideas exchange, as well as some wonderful gatherings and cultural […]

Facebook “levelling” the playing field?

(This post is by Bryan Pon – who is leading Caribou Digital’s research into the power structures in global app stores and platforms.) The recent move by Facebook to open the Internet.org service to “any developers” has stirred a new wave of debate and criticism about the initiative. This new move is largely a response […]

The Inequality of Global App Stores

Last week we were in Chicago at the annual AAG conference participating in an excellent session of talks on “Geographies of Production in Digital Economies of Low-Income Countries.” There were great presentations and conversations around the potential (and today’s empirical reality) of digital work in emerging markets, especially around micro work, mobile apps and internet, […]

World Bank panel on Big Data – Video

Yesterday we spoke in Washington on a panel on Big Data as part of the World Bank Spring Meetings. The video of the panel is here. Today, one red-eye flight later, I’m in Oxford to join the team at the launch of our Platform for Investment in Inclusive Digital Economies in Africa – come along […]

Investment Fund launch in Oxford April 16th

Goodwell Investments and Caribou Digital will on April 16th launch a new platform at Skoll World Forum to catalyze growth of inclusive digital businesses in Africa Africa is becoming the “mobile continent”. Fuelled by better access to the Internet, more powerful devices, and cheaper data, data traffic is growing faster in Africa than in any […]

April 16 Goodwell Investments/Caribou Digital Event in Oxford on African Digital Economies & our new Investment Platform

Join us next week – Thursday, April 16 at Skoll World Forum 2015 – for an intimate reception and discussion on the opportunities and challenges that digital start-ups face, and learn more about an exciting new platform that Goodwell Investments and Caribou Digital are developing that will channel funding and support to catalyze the growth […]