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Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Want to see real innovation? Check out Africa: Toby Shapshak at TEDGlobal 2013Want to see real innovation? Check out Africa: Toby Shapshak at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

The publisher and editor of the South African edition of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak is here to challenge our perceptions of his home continent. First, he asks us, who bought a pay-as-you-go SIM card on arriving in Edinburgh? Hands wave. “You’re using African technology,” he says proudly. “‘Pay-as-you-go’ was an idea pioneered in Africa by Vodacom […]

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Self-determination in the digital age: Malte Spitz at TEDGlobal 2012Self-determination in the digital age: Malte Spitz at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

As curator Chris Anderson says, politicians don’t generally turn up on the TED stage. This year, there are two in a row, as Alex Salmond is followed by Malte Spitz, a member of the Green Party in Germany. “A mobile phone can change your life and give you individual freedom,” says Spitz. “With a mobile phone you […]