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Development Marketplace. Thirty-five organizations will be awarded $800,000 by the Egypt Development Marketplace (DM) funded by The World Bank Group (WBG) and its local and international partners.

Development Marketplace

Each of the grantees will receive $25,000 to scale up their business model that would generate employment in the agriculture and handicraft sectors. Winning organizations will beshowcased at a DM sponsored event. A number of financial institutions, social entrepreneurs, investors, development organizations, and government officials will also participate in the event to bring attention to organizations implementing innovative solutions to unemployment in the country.

Overwhelming response to “Call for Proposal” The call for proposals was launched in November and closed in January. From its conception, the Egypt DM has been designed to surface and build the skills of organizations creating jobs in the country, primarily in the poorest areas with an emphasis on Upper Egypt. Global mobile statistics 2011: all quality mobile marketing research, mobile Web stats, subscribers, ad revenue, usage, trends

The mobiThinking compendium of mobile statistics and research The stats, all the stats and nothing but the stats… In the past three years, we have gone from a smattering of mobile statistics to an abundance of useful information.

Global mobile statistics 2011: all quality mobile marketing research, mobile Web stats, subscribers, ad revenue, usage, trends…

But there's still a long way to go, there are still huge gaps in our knowledge, some countries enjoy a proliferation of data sources, while others have little or none; and the quality of statistics varies incredibly. As telecoms regulators and industry associations start to collect and share meaningful data, things will only get better. An unfortunate side effect of the media’s recent surge of enthusiasm for mobile in the past year is a tendency to highlight data of dubious quality (often when better is available), and/or widespread misunderstanding, misreporting and failure to qualify figures they have cherry-picked. This isn't just misleading and confusing, it's damaging.

Finding your way around the mobile stats compendium: Section B: Mobile Web; 3G Don’t miss: Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) Over the past several years, eHealth (the use of information communication technology in health) has exploded onto the global health scene.

Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)

Health programs all over the world are beginning to employ these new tools, funders are looking to support the most innovative and promising uses of information communication technology (ICT), and researchers are avidly discussing the benefits and downfalls of this new field. Despite the buzz around eHealth, studies on this field frequently focus on the work of specific programs; fewer studies have taken a higher level look at this field. Therefore, for this Database at a Glance, we are asking: what can the CHMI database tell us about the landscape of eHealth? WHERE ARE ICTs BEING EMPLOYED FOR HEALTH? There are currently more than 260 programs in the CHMI database using ICTs. WHAT TYPES OF ICTs ARE BEING USED? WHAT ARE ICTs BEING USED FOR? Preventing fraud and abuse is one of the least common reasons for using ICTs.

GE launches multi-pronged $1B cancer initiative. GE has launched a new initiative aimed at accelerating cancer innovation and improving care for 10 million patients around the world by 2020.

GE launches multi-pronged $1B cancer initiative

As part of Thursday's announcement, GE is sponsoring a $100 million open innovation challenge to identify and bring to market ideas that advance breast cancer diagnostics. As part of its healthymagination initiative, GE's Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, alongside several venture capital partners, announced that GE will invest $1 billion over the next five years on R&D programs to expand its suite of advanced technologies and solutions for cancer detection and treatment, beginning with breast cancer. "We envision a day when cancer is no longer a deadly disease," said Immelt. "When you add our cutting edge cancer detection technologies to the innovative ideas of our new partners, it's a powerful formula for tackling cancer and helping doctors and researchers improve care.

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