ICANN Marrakech Kickoff

The ICANN 65 Marrakesh Policy Forum started early on Monday June 24th in Marrakesh. Pictures of the event can be seen here https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/albums/72157708741661357 Schedule https://65.schedule.icann.org/meetings?classes[]=Groups%3A%3AMeetings%3A%3AMeeting ALAC Collaborative notes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hOMkGG-e9qq3QyhIXDDC1LVETd5s7UMF/edit# Follow the ZOOM Stream at This session is for At-Large leadership, including ALAC Members, RALO leaders and ALAC Liaisons. Interested members of the ICANN community are […]


Infrastructure, investment, innovation: how Africa is accelerating digital transformation

Speakers at Africa’s premier conference on digital technology and transformation identified infrastructure evolution, business models, and ecosystem innovation as key success factors to fully realise Africa’s digital future.Madanmohan Rao19th Jun 2019 Over 450 industry experts representing 270 companies gathered in Addis Ababa last week for the Innovation Africa Digital Summit (IADS). Organised by Extensia, the 17th edition of the conference […]


Beijing Normal University Internet Institute holds inauguration ceremony

12019-06-19 13:39:17chinadaily.com.cnEditor : Mo Hong’eECNS App Download In the morning of June 19, 2019, the Beijing Normal University Internet Institute was inaugurated and the China Internet Corporate Social Responsibility Summit was held in Beijing. As a tribute to the 25th anniversary of China’s accessing the internet, the institute released the “2019 Research Report on Corporate […]


Americans 60 and older are spending more time in front of their screens than a decade ago

BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON The amount of time that Americans ages 60 and older spend on their TVs, computers, tablets or other electronic devices has risen almost half an hour per day over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, even as screen time among younger people has more […]


Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

Facebook is branching into cryptocurrency, unveiling a new blockchain-based currency called Libra that could challenge bitcoin. Libra will be controlled by a nonprofit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies ranging from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and eBay. The currency, which is still in the testing phase, is expected to launch in […]


America needs bipartisan solution to settle the score on net neutrality BY KATIE JORDAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR © Getty Images While the Save the Internet Act was introduced with good intentions, it polarized Americans to the point it was ‘dead-on-arrival’ long before Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked it from a vote. With nearly 50 Democratic members […]


Why your Internet Sucks!

Netflix comedy news show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, spent a half hour episode breaking down internet inequality and the need for municipal broadband. Then they put the whole thing on DVD so people can watch if they don’t have internet. Especially excited to see them use our footage of costumers talking about their experience with […]


Case Study on Digital Inclusion and impact of Local Libraries in Rural America

In Gallipolis — population 3,641 — Gecan described the local library as “extraordinary” and “the new town center.” He wrote that the facility “has a wonderful meeting room” and “300 hot spots that people take out to have internet access (and a six-week waiting list for more of them).” Those hotspots are significant. Thousands of […]


Digital Watch May 2019

The latest issue of the GIP Digital Watchnewsletter covering May 2019 contains: An overview of trends in May: the Huawei controversy rages on, the fight against violent extremism is in the spotlight, and facial recognition technology raises alarms. A review of the main digital policy developments in May, which show that security, e-commerce and the Internet economy, digital […]