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Weekly Discussion Roundup 28th October- 3rd November, 2013. PDF Print E-mail

1. Future of GPS. Initiated by Caleb Rukundo.

Request for location of possible sources of data regarding GPS; how it works and benefits.


Flowers

“I am doing some research on this and I would really like to be pointed in the direction of possible sources of data regarding GPS; how it works and benefits.

I’m mostly interested in the different gadgets and software solutions and how they can help in mapping”


Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

“You can also look at;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mapping#GPS_Navigation_Systems

and one of the g.p.s manufacturers, as well as some of the gadgets from their website;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmin

http://www.garmin.com/en-US


 

2. MTN should innovate more. Initiated by Robert Fura

What next for mobile money? Integration with International payment networks.


Flowers

Frowns

“When one borrows Air Time, the balance shows in negative and it shows always when checking balance, secondly the voice prompts keep reminding that one has a negative balance and then the call goes through, this is very annoying.”

“How about the ‘Asante’ promotion where they tell you your call of Xshs was absolutely free, yet they actually deducted your credit?”

Conclusion/ Remarks

“In times of a crisis when one would need to borrow airtime, one might forget that it’s on loan [hence the need for MTN to keep reminding the customer of their debt].”

“Personally I don't think it’s about innovation in the IT sense but rather marketing opinion. Basically how to remind the user who has air time loan?”

3. Creative Commons: An alternative to Copyright. Initiated by Margaret Sevume.

On 30th October 2013, CEHURD (Centre for Health Human Rights and Development) held a stakeholders meeting on Creative Commons.


Flowers

“Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical

Infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.”

Presentations on Creative Commons...

 

Blog post to the meeting…

 

Twitter feeds from the discussions…

Frowns

Conclusion/ Remarks

“A report of what transpired is being edited and will be shared soon for those that were unable to make it.”

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