The announcement by Bharti Airtel last April of the Airtel Zero platform ignited a huge debate around the concept of Net Neutrality. But some key questions remain unanswered. For example, will zero rating be sanctioned by government and industry regulators? And what are the commercial opportunities for content providers, developers and marketers? Will zero rating get the green light?…
May 2015 was YouTube’s 10th birthday and according to its own statistics it now attracts one billion users, equivalent to the population of India, China or Africa, but 80% of its traffic still comes from the US. Curious about what our users on biNu were watching we polled users in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt,…
Freedom is defined as “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government; or the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.”
Worldwide human rights issues helped define 2014 in many ways, exemplified by the Nobel Peace Prize being shared by Malala Yousafzai, who, at just 17 years of age,
A “refugee” is defined as a person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Some refugees are “asylum seekers,” or people who have left their home country as a political refugee and are seeking asylum in another.
The UNHCR, or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, provides a safety net to refugees according to its mandate: “the protection of 33.9 million uprooted or stateless people.” It does this in several ways: “it ensures the basic human rights of uprooted or stateless people in their countries of asylum or habitual residence [to the] end that refugees will not be returned involuntarily to a country where they could face
With the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes from a freak bowling accident where the ball struck him at the base of the head, just below the helmet he was wearing, the international governing body, the ICC, started to investigate whether the helmets should be modified. As helmets are a choice and not required, unlike baseball, we asked our biNu users if they should be worn in all International cricket games.
When the new season of America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) started this year we were curious to find out how many of our users followed the preeminent basketball league in the world or who, speaking to the NBA’s marketing skills and their Basketball without Borders, had not heard of the NBA brand at all.
Access to personal banking not only helps to drive the economy of emerging markets, it encourages saving, and ultimately, can offer opportunities for personal credit.
In the quickly expanding economy of India, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi”s goal is to increase personal banking opportunities for citizens who don”t typically have that access, including rural farmers and urban poor. In a cash based society such as India”s, many individuals may not have the typical identification required by most major banks.
On the night of April 14/15 of 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram abducted over 200 girls, mostly aged 16 – 18, from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria. The Nigerian government has been criticized for not doing enough to protect the girls and bring them home. Six months on, the girls have not been returned. The incident attracted attention from the global community, inspiring the social media campaign #BBOG, or #BringBackOurGirls. Six months on, we reached out to our global research base to assess their knowledge of and feelings about the event. Our study was open from October 10th through October 16th.
With Indian President, Narendra Modi, had a rockstar, whirlwind tour of the US to meet with politicians (including a State dinner with Mr & Mrs Obama) as well as corporate leaders and addressed not only large forums of Indian Americans in Madison Square Gardens but also the United Nations General Assembly.