Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reuters: In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces ‘open data’

By | August 28, 2014

[Updated to fix typos] From, a piece I wrote on the rise of open data in arguably more interesting, or at least directly impactful, circumstances. In this version I’ve added some links to the source material where available. Aug 28 (Reuters) – ‘Open data’ – the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses –… Read More »

BBC: Future connectivity

By | August 15, 2014

This is a version of my Reuters piece on connectivity ( version: From balloons to shrimp-filled shallows, the future is wireless) which I recently recorded for the BBC World Service’s Business Daily.  The Internet may feel like it’s everywhere, but large pockets of sky, swathes of land and most of the oceans are still beyond a signal’s reach. This of… Read More »