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What’s inside WhatsApp?

Global reach, ease of use, low cost, freedom from mobile carriers, not bound by platforms, and privacy are the features setting WhatsApp apart and making it worth $19 billion to Facebook

Value Chain Innovation in Developing Economies

Hau Lee explains how value chain innovations can help entrepreneurs in developing economies grow their businesses, and what multinational corporations can learn from them. He is Thoma professor of operations, information and technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Discover the World’s Health Data

Peter Speyer is Director of Data Development at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is responsible for obtaining and managing the data that fuel IHME’s research in global and public health and establishes relationships with data providers and statistics offices in governments, international organizations, NGOs and other organizations around the world.

To make information about these data more widely available, Peter directed the development and implementation of the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), IHME’s public catalog and repository of health-related data. Peter and his team also develop innovative data visualizations that facilitate and encourage the use of data for policy and decision making; interactive features make IHME’s comprehensive and detailed data readily accessible and useful for diverse audiences ranging from researchers and policy makers to public health professionals and the private sector.

Project Link: Connecting the World

Project Link builds fiber-optic networks, making it possible for local providers to connect more people to the Internet and each other. 

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How & why does our media fail us? 

MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and renown author Noam Chomsky on private ownership of mass media - and the framework that limits what media covers.

Global Technology & Connectivity with Bill Gates & Bill Clinton

From medical vaccines to financial services to educational resources, connectivity is key. Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton explain the positive impact of being plugged in on a global scale. 

Educational Flux: Raising the status of teachers

If we want to get serious about improving the quality of education globally, we need to improve the quality of teachers in the classroom. In order to do this we need to answer the following question: Why do people become teachers and how do we attract the best teachers to the profession? While we study and test just about everything in education these days, it turns out that a comprehensive global study has never been conducted to understand global teacher capacity and how to improve the quality of teachers in the classroom. That’s where Vikas Pota and The Varkey GEMS Foundation have stepped in, compiling the world’s first comprehensive attempt to compare the status of teachers across the world.

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What Silicon Valley can and can’t teach emerging markets

Gulay Ozkan chats with Vivek Wadwha, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University about diversity, emerging markets, and the limitations of Silicon Valley’s culture.