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Artoo is a hot new social venture focused on field staff automation

Artoo is an interesting social enterprise start-up that has caught our attention recently. Here is a excerpt from Artoo’s website: Artoo’s holistic software solution designed for field staff takes the entire process of data collection and workflows online. It will do away with the back and forth of paper, avoid innumerable delays, and drastically reduce [...]

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Technology in UP elections: Who are we kidding?

With the UP elections right around the corner, the campaign trail is heating up. The assembly polls in India’s most populous state not only determines the next part in power, but had a symbolic influence on the national Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Young people are increasingly seen as an very important demographic in these elections. It [...]

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MathuKathe: Illiterate Phone /Any Time Job (ATJ) machine

This post is written by MathuKathe creator, Nandan Rajan. Imagine trying to find a job without phone, email or internet! You can’t post your profile on job portals, call up companies or email your profile. You are only allowed to talk to friends, relatives and the local recruitment agent that you get to hear by [...]

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Do strategy and technology function independent of each other?

Ritvvij Parrikh is a Product Manager for Samhita. Technology can help one’s organization operate more efficiently, empower one’s team to do more and reduce costs. Yet the mass proliferation of technology in the Indian social sector is at best restricted. Most of the investments that have made are confined to simple read only solutions like [...]


Global Public Health & Technology Conference, May 1st – Register now!

On Saturday, May 1st the Harvard Kennedy School, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School, is hosting the 2010 Global Public Health & Technology Conference themed, “Moving Beyond the Technology.”  A brief description of the conference follows: Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have the potential to transform health [...]

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BSNL-Huawei launch Wimax in rural Rajasthan

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. in partnership with Huawei Technologies has launched its wireless broadband services in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The tariff set for the broadband is Rs.140 per month and will be associated with the e-Government projects started by the state government’s “Common Service Centers”. “This technology offers broadband speed of 7 Mbps at a distance [...]

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India Needs Social Entrepreneurs and Social Intrapreneurs to Fight Recession

This op-ed was submitted by Suresh Pramar, and is a user post. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of TC-I, but we feel that it is important to cultivate opinions from all sides. India like the rest of the world has not escaped the impacts of the current downturn. The sudden rush in [...]

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[Guest Post]: Bridges to Entry

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Lindsay Clinton is an Associate Vice President at Intellecap, where she is the Managing Editor of Beyond Profit and Microfinance Insights. Prior to joining Intellecap, she worked as the Marketing and Communications Director at The White House Project, a women’s leadership organization based in New York City. Lindsay writes a semi-regular [...]

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[TC-I Call to Action]: TED Fellows Program Accepting Applications for 100 TEDIndia Fellows

We covered the arrival of TED in India earlier, and now they are looking for TEDIndia Fellows.  A message from TEDIndia organizers: Organizers of the TED Conference announced they would begin the search for 100 TEDIndia Fellows to participate in the TEDIndia Conference in Mysore, India, following upon the successful TED Fellows program launch at [...]

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Announcing the Launch of the GreenMicrofinance University Forum

User Post GreenMicrofinance Celebrates EARTH DAY 2009 – Launches Online University Forum edit GreenMicrofinance™, a cutting-edge Pennsylvania-based triple bottom line company, has set Earth Day, April 22, 2009, at 5:00 PM EDT, for the launch of its online climate change and microfinance university network, the GMf University Forum™. The GMf University Forum, its own social [...]