Why are APIs Essential for the Digital Divide?
By MF
The digital divide is most commonly defined as the gap between those individuals and communities that have, and do not have, access to the information technologies that are transforming our lives. South Africa-based mobile giant MTN Group reports to have 221 million subscribers, yet only 70 million are active data users. That mean overs 70% of their customers still don't have access...
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Reloadly Releases The World’s First API Platform For Mobile Airtime, Built For Developers
By MF
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Today, Reloadly announces the official release of a revolutionary API platform for mobile top up that’s designed exclusively for developers. It’s the first of its kind globally that enables developers to add airtime and some other mobile operator services to applications the program language they already use by simply using Reloadly’s API and a few...
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How Can APIs Bridge the Gap between Startups and Mobile Operators ?
By MF
In 2006, less than 400 public APIs were available globally. Today, there are around 15,000 APIs, with 40 new ones created every week. Salesforce already generates 50% of its revenues via APIs, eBay generates 60%, and Expedia 90%. Welcome to the new API Economy! An API, or Application Programming Interface, is what allows software programs to “talk” to one another...
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The best way to send money to Jamaica
By MF
The Jamaican diaspora sends about $2 Billion per year back home.  Jamaicans have a huge economical impact on their local economy and play a significant role as a support system for the relatives back home. But, what are the current benefits to sending money back home? How does mobile top up to Jamaica give power to the Diaspora? What are...
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5 International Remittance Trends for 2018
By Clemens
Every day, $4.8 trillion is transferred in the form of transactions on foreign exchange markets. A large proportion of that figure is international remittance. Remittances are transfers of money or equivalents by a foreign or migrant worker to an individual, friend or family member in their own home country. According to the World Bank, remittances will grow to $616 billion...
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How Haitian Migrants Living Abroad Are The Key To Bright Future For The Island
By Clemens
In 2010, the beautiful island of Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake, leaving roughly 220,000 and 300,000 people dead. This has been closely followed by a cholera outbreak and in 2016, Storm Matthew hit the island leaving flooding, damage to infrastructure and widespread illness. Although the country received $13.5 billion in aid following the earthquake, some people in Haiti continue to...
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Come meet Reloadly at Emerge Americas
By MF
eMERGE AMERICAS IS THE PREMIER TECHNOLOGY EVENT CONNECTING LATIN AMERICA, NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE. April 23-24 2018 For the past 5 year, eMerge Americas has been the leading tech conference for Latin American entrepreneurs and tech startups coming from all over the world. Every year, over 100 startups are chosen to demo and talk to investors. Fortunately for us, this...
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Why An Increasing Amount Of Migrants Prefer To Send Airtime Online Instead of Money
By Clemens
According to the UN, the amount of money migrants send to their families in back home in developing countries has risen by 51 per cent over the past decade. Remittance also comprises up to a third of GDP in some countries. With remittance on the rise, migrants are increasingly looking for new ways to support their families back home. A...
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What Do Migrants Miss Most About Haitian Culture When They Move Abroad?
By Clemens
Every year, thousands of Haitians leave behind their beautiful country and their families to move abroad in search of a better future. Today, there are approximately two million Haitians living abroad and they send over $2 billion USD per year in remittance back home to support their loved ones. According to data provided by the World Bank, this remittance, plus...
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Communication In Cuba: How To Stay In Touch With Cuban Families And Friends
By Clemens
Anyone who has ever tried to get in touch with their friends and families living in Cuba while living abroad will know: communication in Cuba can be quite a challenge. It’s not just the time difference that can make things difficult, it’s also that internet and telecommunication services are fairly high cost and low quality, with free WiFi spaces hard...
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