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Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25

Geneva, August 15, 2016 PR/2016/793 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2016 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du and A.T. Kearney China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 most-innovative economies, while Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Finland and Singapore lead the 2016 rankings in the Read More

New Initiative to Help Developing Countries Grasp $22 Trillion E-Commerce Opportunity

  UNCTAD Press Release: Nairobi, Kenya, 18 July 2016 – Developing countries should grasp the rapidly growing opportunity of electronic commerce – e-commerce – worth around $22.1 trillion in 2015, up 38 per cent from 2013, or risk falling quickly behind, UNCTAD said on Monday at the launch of a new e-commerce initiative. The new initiative, called...
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Experienced Technology Leader Named as ICANN President and CEO

Göran Marby, currently Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) to start at ICANN May 2016  Los Angeles, California… Göran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). “I’m delighted to announce Göran as the new...
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Broadband Commission report: Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be a major opportunity worldwide to improve the lives of millions of people and dramatically accelerate progress to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development, as stated in the report " Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development" prepared by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and...
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ICANN CEO Search Committee Announces CEO Candidate Criteria: Deadline for Application Submission is 20 September 2015

Following the announcement by ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, who has been CEO since 2012, that he will be departing ICANN after the ICANN Public Meeting in March 2016, the ICANN Board of Directors established a search committee to plan and execute a strategy to identify CEO candidates for submission to the Board. The committee was established at the Board's 21 June 2015 meeting,...
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