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Pulse Lab Kampala: New Year, New Projects

By by Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Jan 25, 2015
 Gathering data to inform policies has traditionally been a complex, time consuming and expensive process, often requiring researchers to choose between in-depth studies of small population...
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Interview: Lessons from Korea's 'Big Contest' - a Big Data Innovation Challenge

By Marita Kurniasari Jan 22, 2015
In August 2014, the National Information Society Agency of Korea launched a big data challenge with two different levels aimed at undergraduate and graduate-school level students under the name the...

New partnership with Universal Postal Union showcased during Geneva TEDx talk

By Guest Post by Rheal LeBlanc Jan 14, 2015
In a recent TEDx talk, Chief of Research Miguel Luengo-Oroz highlighted a new collaboration between Global Pulse and the Universal Postal Union. He explained how a single letter has as many as twenty...

Building resilient cities in developing and emerging regions via big data

By Guest Post by Simone Sala Jan 5, 2015
Photo: AP This guest blogpost is a follow up to the Asia Urban Futures Workshop, recently hosted in Bangkok by Pulse Lab Jakarta in partnership with UNDP Global Centre for Public Service...

How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters

By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...

Measuring the Information Society and Big Data

By Jenny Poole Dec 4, 2014
Government officials and ICT experts came together to discuss the future of ICT measurement and data analysis at the 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), held in Tbilisi,...

Using twitter to get ground truth on floods: an interview with Floodtags founder Jurjen Wagemaker

By Giulio Quaggiotto Nov 19, 2014
 You are a water engineer by background. How did you come up with the idea for Floodtags?As a water engineer, it has always been a great challenge to understand the situation on the ground (...

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