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Mobile Startup Jana Launches New Tool To Reach Next Billion Consumers, On Their Phones AdAge [March 19, 2014]

Can companies win by investing in emerging markets? CNN [December 17, 2013]

As South Africa prepares to bury Nelson Mandela, young Africans are optimistic about the future CNN [December 13, 2013]

Eye on Emerging Markets, Firm Invests in Start-Up The New York Times [July 15, 2013]

Big Data from Cheap Phones Technology Review [April 23, 2013]

The World’s Largest Payment Platform Can Reach 2 Billion People The Atlantic [October 2, 2012]

Why Mobile Ads in Emerging Markets are the Future Mashable [April 11, 2012]

How Nathan Eagle’s Jana Service Aims to Top Up Africa Wired Magazine [August 2, 2011]

Interview with Nathan Eagle, CEO, txteagle Inc The Guardian [April 5, 2011]

Mobile Work The Economist [October 28, 2010]

2014

The simple reason smartphones are getting bigger Quartz [August 15, 2014]

Smartphone buyers in emerging markets want big screens too CNET [August 14, 2014]

Report: People in emerging markets prefer big screens The Next Web [August 14, 2014]

Bitcoin Momentum Grows in Emerging Markets Forbes [August 7, 2014]

Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Take Over The World Business Insider [June 16, 2014]

In India, Facebook and Twitter Hope Popularity Converts to Profit The Information [June 9, 2014]

SoundCloud most popular streaming app in Indonesia – study MusicWeek [May 16, 2014]

In Developing Asian Markets, Mobile and SoundCloud Dominate Listening Billboard [May 15, 2014]

Survey: Music App SoundCloud Is a Hit in Southeast Asia The Wall Street Journal [May 14, 2014]

Bad news for Samsung: 85% of people in Philippines willing to buy homegrown smartphone brands Tech in Asia [April 22, 2014]

Jana Mobile creating a new currency for emerging markets BetaBoston [April 18, 2014]

Get ready for India’s smartphone explosion Tech in Asia [April 18, 2014]

Cheap Phones, Big Data And Good Business International Business Times [April 4, 2014]

Masters of the App Preload The Information [March 31, 2014]

Jana Unveils Mobile Ad Platform For Emerging Markets MediaPost [March 20, 2014]

Marketing start up Jana rolls out mobile platform in emerging countries The Economic Times [March 20, 2014]

Facebook wants your data for free, but Jana will pay 3.48 billion people for theirs Venture Beat [March 19, 2014]

Mobile Startup Jana Launches New Tool To Reach Next Billion Consumers, On Their Phones AdAge [March 19, 2014]

New Poll: More Than Half Of Mexicans Think Drug Lord El Chapo Guzmán Is More Powerful Than The Mexican Government Forbes [March 3, 2014]

The emerging world’s inequality time bomb World Economic Forum Blog [February 24, 2014]

How WhatsApp Will Provide a Trove of New Data for Facebook AdAge [February 21, 2014]

How Will WhatsApp Coexist With a Company Whose Business It Hates? Businessweek [February 21, 2014]

Looking for next WhatsApp in Boston Boston Globe [February 21, 2014]

You May Not Use WhatsApp, But the Rest of the World Sure Does Wired [February 20, 2014]

What’s Up With Facebook’s Big Acquisition NPR [February 20, 2014]

Top 25 Global Mobile Start-Ups Informilo [February 20, 2014]

Why is WhatsApp worth $19B? Boston startup Jana knows Boston Business Journal [February 20, 2014]

Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets TechCrunch [February 19, 2014]

Why did Facebook spend $19 billion on a messaging app? Engadget [February 19, 2014]

Making People Happy to Get Advertising Informilo [February 19, 2014]

Why Facebook Had to Buy WhatsApp The Information [February 19, 2014]

The surprising leader in online dating apps across emerging markets Quartz [February 13, 2014]

Surprise: The most popular online dating site in the emerging world is… Facebook The Next Web [February 13, 2014]

Android is great, but Microsoft mustn’t abandon Windows Phone Gigaom Research [February 12, 2014]

Windows Phone looks set to blow past iOS in several key markets BGR [January 29, 2014]

What the NSA can learn from Angry Birds Marketplace [January 28, 2014]

The Ten Trillion Dollar Retail Economy World Economic Forum [January 25, 2014]

How to sell your app in the BRICS – and beyond Monitor Global Outlook [January 24, 2014]

People in Emerging Markets Trust Virtual Currency Business Insider (subscription required) [January 22, 2014]

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet–at $20 a handset Quartz [January 6, 2014]

2013

This is what people in 9 emerging markets think about Bitcoin Venture Beat [December 19, 2013]

Can companies win by investing in emerging markets? CNN [December 17, 2013]

Nokia’s brand is still strong in emerging markets, report suggests The Next Web [December 16, 2013]

As South Africa prepares to bury Nelson Mandela, young Africans are optimistic about the future CNN [December 13, 2013]

2014 is the year smartphones hit $20 Quartz [December 12, 2013]

Which smartphones do Asians have now, and how much will they spend on their next one? Tech in Asia [December 11, 2013]

People In Asia Want iPhones, They Just Won’t Pay For Them Business Insider [December 10, 2013]

India could replace the US as Facebook’s #1 market in a matter of months Quartz [November 22, 2013]

Engineering Education Systems with Data Based Analytics World Economic Forum [November 14, 2013]

Jana gains favor with MasterCard in first round of Startup Spotlight Ad:tech [November 6, 2013]

Connecting the ‘last mile’ of market research in Africa BBC [October 31, 2013]

Brand Engagement Beyond the Metros The Hindu Business Line [October 10, 2013]

Dumb phones, smartphones, and the connected billions World Economic Forum Blog [September 13, 2013]

36 Innovative Companies Recognized as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers World Economic Forum [August 27, 2013]

Engaging Brand Research Via Mobile Adgully [July 16, 2013]

Eye on Emerging Markets, Firm Invests in Start-Up The New York Times [July 15, 2013]

Jana Mobile Receives $15 Million Strategic Investment from Publicis Groupe The Wall Street Journal [July 15, 2013]

Cellphone Data Mined to Create Personal Profiles The Boston Globe [July 8, 2013]

Asian Emerging Markets Seen Ripe For Mobile Technology To Broaden Awareness On Chronic Diseases Elsevier Business Intelligence [June 11, 2013]

How People Use Mobile Phones in Emerging Markets in Asia World Bank [May 23, 2013]

Former AOL Chief Jon Miller Joins Jana’s Board PR Newswire [May 14, 2013]

STUDY: Facebook Reigns Supreme in South Asia AllFacebook [May 14, 2013]

Pakistan Speaks: The biggest election issues Al Jazeera [May 10, 2013]

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more The Guardian [May 8, 2013]

Which Countries Care Least-and Most-About the Environment Co.EXIST [April 24, 2013]

Big Data from Cheap Phones Technology Review [April 23, 2013]

Amazon Who? Why U.S. Success Matters Less to eBay Wired [April 18, 2013]

Q&A with Nathan Eagle, CEO and co-founder, Jana JWT Intelligence [April 10, 2013]

Facebook’s Real “Home” May Be the Developing World Technology Review [April 9, 2013]

MWC13 Keynote: Jana Mobile World Congress 2013 [April 2, 2013]

Social Media and Mobile Greatly Impact Shopping Habits in Asian & African Countries Huffington Post [March 21, 2013]

How CNN gathered the view of 20k Africans for Pope story Journalism.co.uk [March 14, 2013]

Is the World Ready for an African Pope? CNN [March 12, 2013]

Survey: Africans ready for African Pope CNN [March 11, 2013]

Mobile Airtime Used as Currency to Engage Emerging Market Consumers Mobile World Conference [February 27, 2013]

Feature Phones Fuel the Race to Emerging Martkets Marketing Interactive [February 10, 2013]

Russians don’t watch TV, Indonesians don’t sleep and Indians don’t take lunch breaks Quartz [February 6, 2013]

Dumb Phones Are the Future of Advertising Wired Magazine [January 3, 2013]

2012

The Five Most Disruptive Technologies of 2012 Quartz [December 13, 2012]

Mobile Rewards Platform Jana Is Among Those Who Benefited from Zynga’s Boston Office Shutdown The Next Web [December 13, 2012]

MRS Honours Leaders and Innovators MrWeb [December 11, 2012]

10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013 Trendwatching.com [November 28, 2012]

Jana Asks Emerging Market Consumers “Obama or Romney?” PR Newswire [October 30, 2012]

The Power of Mobile: Africa & Beyond Think Mobile 2012 [October 16, 2012]

Android ‘has won the war of the operating systems’ Tech Radar [October 5, 2012]

The World’s Largest Payment Platform Can Reach 2 Billion People The Atlantic [October 2, 2012]

Jana – Reaching the Next Billion through Mobile MRMW 2012 [October 2, 2012]

Jana Mobile Expands Global Reach, Presence Increases to 3.48 Billion Mobile Consumers Worldwide PR Newswire [September 27, 2012]

Facebook’s plan to find its next billion users Quartz [September 24, 2012]

Danone Flourishes in Indonesia Warc [September 12, 2012]

Jana CEO Nathan Eagle on ‘Enabling Social Good’ VentureFizz [September 11, 2012]

Can Technology End Poverty? Boston Review [June 26, 2012]

Emerging-markets Product Development and Innovation Accenture [May 14, 2012]

New Apps for the Bottom Billion Technology Review [May 7, 2012]

Tracking Human Well-being through Mobile Phones UN Global Pulse [May 4, 2012]

5 Ways CMOs Can Win Over Emerging Markets CMO.com [May 1, 2012]

DDD 2012: Nathan Eagle: Closing Talk Digital Disease Detection Conference [April 24, 2012]

Why Mobile Ads in Emerging Markets are the Future Mashable [April 11, 2012]

Cell Phones Offer Targeted Marketing in Developing Countries Latitude News [March 12, 2012]

10 Ways Big Data Changes Everything GigaOM [March 11, 2012]

Access Emerging Markets Using Mobile Technology Social Media Week London 2012 [February 16, 2012]

Jana’s Eagle one of ’50 People who will Change the World Research Magazine [February 1, 2012]

The Smart List 2012: 50 People Who Will Change the World Wired Magazine [January 24, 2012]

The Marketing Agency For The Developing World Has The Mobile Number Of 2.1 Billion People Co.EXIST [January 23, 2012]

2011

The Top 6 in Boston Mobile in 2011 The Boston Globe [December 27, 2011]

Calling the Next Billion… McKinsey Journal [December, 2011]

Who’s Bigger than Coca-Cola? One Boston mobile company! The Boston Globe [November 21, 2011]

Accounts and People of Note in the Advertising Industry The New York Times [November 14, 2011]

Mobile Researcher Jana Opens Singapore Office Research Magazine [November 10, 2011]

Reaching the Next Billion Consumers through Mobile Phones: The case of Jana Columbia Business [November 9, 2011]

Jana, Formerly Txteagle, Unveils Strategy for “Giving 2 Billion People a Raise” Xconomy [October 11, 2011]

Jana’s Quest to Redistribute Mobile Wealth GigaOM [September 29, 2011]

Mobile Tech Firm TxtEagle becomes Jana Research Magazine [September 28, 2011]

Where Mobile Phones Matter: Reaching the Developing World GigaOM [September 26, 2011]

What Would You Like 2.1 Billion People to Do for You Today? GigaOM Mobilize 2011 Conference [September 26, 2011]

How Nathan Eagle’s Jana Service Aims to Top Up Africa Wired Magazine [August 2, 2011]

Announcing the 2011 OnMobile 100 Top Private Companies AlwaysOn [June 17, 2011]

A Chat with Serial Entrepreneur Nathan Eagle, txteagle: Mobile Research Conference 2011 [May 2, 2011]

Mobile startup Txteagle uses SMS to gather consumer insights in emerging markets The Next Web [April 25, 2011]

Startup Uses SMS for Research & Advertising in Developing Countries Mashable [April 13, 2011]

TxtEagle Raises $8.5 Million To Give 2.1 Billion A Voice TechCrunch [April 12, 2011]

Text message crowdsourcing startup TxtEagle raises $8.5m Research Magazine [April 7, 2011]

Txteagle Has 2.1 Billion Phone Numbers and $8.5 Million Dollars AllThingsD [April 5, 2011]

$8.5 million in new funding for txteagle, Boston firm that fields mobile phone surveys in developing countries Boston Globe [April 5, 2011]

Interview with Nathan Eagle, CEO, txteagle Inc The Guardian [April 5, 2011]

Txteagle Lands $8.5M, Led by Spark Capital, for Smarter Mobile Messaging Xconomy [April 5, 2011]

Africans Use Mobile Phones for Roles Beyond Communicating PC World [April 1, 2011]

txteagle in Flight: Mobile Data Collection for Disaster Preparedness MobileActive [Feb. 6, 2011]

Portable Potential Research Magazine [February, 2011]

Mobile phones: a matter of life and death The Independent [February 1, 2011]

Kenya’s Banking Revolution TIME [January 31, 2011]

Not just talk The Economist [January 27, 2011]

The Power of Text in the Developing World Research Magazine [January 20, 2011]

2010

Nathan Eagle TED speech [November, 2010]

Crowdsourcing Jobs to a Worldwide Mobile Workforce Technology Review [Nov. 24, 2010]

Small Solutions To Big Problems Forbes [November 17, 2010]

The Growing Potential of Mobile Phones Boston Review [November 16, 2010]

Mobile Work: A Way to Earn Money by Texting The Economist [October 28, 2010]

Can the world’s poor text their way out of poverty? The Financial Times [September 24, 2010]

Jobs for a Two Billion Global Workforce The Huffington Post [August 11 2010]

Mobile Distributed Wealth Future Of Health [August 2, 2010]

For growth opportunities, don’t overlook Africa Fortune [June 28, 2010]

New ICTs for Development GSDRC [June 14, 2010]

Tech Brief: txteagle BBC News [June 3, 2010]

Txteagle takes outsourcing to cell phones New Mexico Business Weekly [April 16, 2010]

Crowdsourcing in Africa Afrinnovator [March 6, 2010]

Nathan Eagle, founder of Txteagle JWT Intelligence [March 3, 2010]

The HR Merger HRN Europe [February 15, 2010]

The end of the office… and the future of work The Boston Globe [January 17, 2010]

2009

Mobile-volunteering puts thumbs to work for good causes CNN [Oct 29, 2009]

Bringing tech jobs to Third World refugees CNET [Oct 14, 2009]

Virtual workforce found in Kenyan refugee camp The New Scientist [Oct 14, 2009]

Africa’s SMS crisis – and how to stop it VentureBeat [Sep 25, 2009]

Mobile operators killing SMS revolution Business Daily [Sep 24, 2009]

Make money through the mobile phone The Hindu [Aug 9, 2009]

SMS, breve storia di 160 caratteri Punto Informatico [Italian] [May 5, 2009]

Telefoni cellular important per il terzo mondo Business Online [Italian][March 26, 2009]

Prepaid call credits as currency CNET Asia [March 17, 2009]

ETech: Afrika goudmijn voor mobiele industrie Emerce [Dutch] [March 12, 2009]

Kenya Is On Call for Mobile Crowdsourcing Wired [March 11, 2009]

txteagle keynote at Etech09: short (6 min) or full (40 min) [March, 2009]

New service is all in a day’s SMS BBC [Feb 11, 2009]

Cellphones tap wisdom of the crowds The New Scientist [Feb 11, 2009]

Handy-Crowdsourcing fuer Entwicklungshilfe Be24 [German] [Feb 4, 2009]

Start-Up vergibt Arbeiten per Handy nach Afrika Die Presse [German] [Jan 29 ,2009]

Esempi di mobile crowdsourcing: txteagle e Mob4Hire One Mobile [Italian] [Jan 26, 2009]

Crowd-Sourcing the World Technology Review [Jan 21, 2009]

2008

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