Why Rich Countries Can’t Have $20 Tablets — Yet

Students in India can now buy a fully-functional 7-inch tablet, the Aakash 2, for about $20 after a government subsidy, or about $45 retail. These are prices that could bring computing to hundreds of millions in the developing world, and their effects in rich countries Read More …

Can Mobile Phones Help Fight Pediatric AIDS?

Can mobile phones help eliminate pediatric AIDS? “No,” said Josh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile, not on its own. But it turns out the people who have those mobile devices, Nesbit said, definitely can. At this year’s Social Good Summit, Nesbit joined Anu Gupta, Director Read More …

Topshop to Debut Interactive, Shoppable Livestream During London Fashion Week

  Imagine watching a fashion show live online, thousands of miles away from the actual event. A look comes down the runway, you click on it, and are able to browse all of its color options and add it to your cart without pausing the Read More …

The State of Ecommerce

Between now and 2016, be prepared to spend an average of $1,472 per year online shopping. Right now, U.S. consumers hover somewhere around $1,200-$1,300 per year, but that number will increase by 44%, to $1,738, by 2016. Now, keep in mind that includes all kinds Read More …

How Code for America Is Reinventing Government

By 2030, it’s estimated that more than 5 billion people will live in urban settings. Therefore, it’s imperative for cities to integrate technology into their infrastructure so that metropolian areas can sustain this rapid growth in population. With hackathons and app challenges, we’ve seen the Read More …

Curator of @Sweden Lists Account on Craigslist for $10,000

For $10,000 you can now control Sweden — or its official Twitter account, anyway. The @Sweden account is controlled by a different Swedish citizen each week, and this week’s curator, Christian Blodkorv, has — probably jokingly — put it up for sale on Craigslist. He Read More …

Randi Zuckerberg: Stop Being the Crazy Cat Lady and Other Facebook Don’ts

Randi Zuckerberg — Internet entrepreneur and sister of Mark — discussed during a conference in Australia things not to do on Facebook, from bragging about your accomplishments and taking pictures of food to posting about your cats. According to the Melbourne-based Herald Sun, Zuckerberg offered Read More …

China Knocks Off iPhone 5 Before it’s Released

If you simply cannot wait until the next Apple release, reported to take place next month, you can get you hands on the latest iPhone now. Here’s the stipulation: It wasn’t made by Apple. Chinese company Goophone is advertising a device, the Goophone I5, that Read More …

Apple Is Considering Renaming Beats Music, Not Shutting It Down

Apple is considering making changes at Beats Music, not shutting down the service.Image: Lester Cohen/WireImage Apple is considering making a bunch of changes at Beats Music, but shutting down the subscription streaming service isn’t one of them. “It’s not true,” Tom Neumayr, a spokesman for Read More …

Where Does Consumer Tech Go to Die?

Samsara, a new documentary directed by American filmmaker Ron Fricke is “a non-verbal guided meditation on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.” The film explores many layers and components of the cycle of life, one of which investigates the demise of tech hardware after Read More …