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…

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…


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…

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…

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Watch this space

For the best part of the last year we’ve worked with Inmarsat and Dalberg to develop a proposal for a new programme promoting satellite applications in emerging markets.  We submitted a proposal at the end of last year with Inmarsat leading…