February 23, 2009

Mobile + open source = medical diagnoses on the fly

by kiwanja

Today sees the launch of an exciting new initiative – FrontlineSMS:Medic – by a growing team of students mobilising around the practical application of mobile technology in global healthcare delivery. FrontlineSMS:Medic combines Josh Nesbit’s pioneering work on “Mobiles in Malawi” with a mobile version of OpenMRS — an open source medical records system — and an exciting new remote diagnosis … Continue reading

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February 2, 2009

Social mobile: Myths and misconceptions

by kiwanja

A couple of weeks ago – in “The long tail revisited” – I briefly touched on the topic of “myths in the social mobile space.” It wasn’t the major focus of the post, but as is often the case it kicked off a completely separate discussion, one which took place largely off-blog in the Twitterverse and via email. I’ve been … Continue reading

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September 19, 2008

Amazee launches network for collective action

by JD Lasica

Dania Gerhardt, co-founder and COO of Amazee — whom I spotted at TechCrunch50 last week — passes along word of the collaboration site’s US launch: Amazee launches network for ‘collective action.’ Amazee, the first social collaboration network, today formally launched its free platform designed to make it easier for any individual or group anywhere to initiate and collaborate on public … Continue reading

July 4, 2008

Miro, the democratic media player

by JD Lasica

Miro, the democratic media player from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Here’s an 11-minute video interview I conducted with Nicholas Reville, co-founder and executive director of the Participatory Culture Foundation, maker of Miro at getmiro.com. Miro’s a cool application that lets you watch and subscribe to millions of channels of content created by us (any video with an RSS feed, for … Continue reading