Newsletter 04/2013

WSA goes Paris
e-Content as a Solution to Global Problems
6th call for world’s best digital content
What do medical counterfeits, sexual harassment and the hardships of learning to play an instrument have in common? All these issues have been tackled by World Summit Award winners in 2011. This year, we are for the 6th time searching for the world’s most outstanding e-Content developers. To participate, applicants from 168 UN member countries are invited to get in touch with their national experts. Projects can be submitted until July 15th in one of the eight contest categories.

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'Is Content King?' - A Sri Lanka Perspective
An essay on the knowledge society by WSA board member and ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura
‘Content is King’ is a phrase that many of us working in the e-Development / ICT Development sector have heard many a times. It is argued that without content, all other activities that are done in the ICT space are meaningless. Without content the true dividends of ICT cannot reach the masses. It is also argued that this cannot be just any content. Content has to be local, localized and relevant to have a real impact. Is this true?

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Digital Love Ambulance
WSA Winners' Success Story
Sexuality can be an awkward topic to discuss, but a visit to the website – WSA Winner in 2005 - is as discreet, confidential, and credible as a trip to the doctor’s office. Since its inception, the platform has been designed to provide easy access to relevant, accurate, timely, unbiased, and evidence-based information on sexual health.

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News From Our Partners

The Sound of Mobile
New app developer portal from Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories has launched a new global program that helps app developers like you build one of the world’s most advanced, recognizable, and trusted entertainment experiences into new apps. Get expert insights, advice, and sample code that makes it easy to include Dolby technologies in your mobile, tablet, and PC apps. Take advantage of the special marketing program with Dolby branding to help promote your apps to customers.

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e-Power to the People
mBillionth Award open for nominations
Organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in India, mBillionth award recognizes innovation in telecom, mobile content and applications for the masses. And it acts as a regional pre-selection contest for the World Summit Award. The contest registration is open until April 25th to all South Asian countries.

Register now!

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