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Technology Salon San Francisco is organized by Inveneo and alternates between meetings in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Be sure to sign up to get invited

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  • Sorting the Future of SMS4Dev at San Francisco Salon

    San Francisco | By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Sorting the Future of SMS4Dev at San Francisco Salon

    Short Message Service (SMS) text messages, which started as a way for Nokia engineers to test mobile phone network operations, has grown into a killer app – for everyone. At the SMS4Dev Technology Salon in San Francisco, we looked at three ways to apply SMS to pressing development projects.

  • SMS for Development in San Francisco

    San Francisco | By on June 3, 2010 | Comments Off on SMS for Development in San Francisco

    Are you a Technology Salon subscriber on the West Coast that’s feeling left out of our two SMS4D Salons in Washington DC? Don’t! We’re bringing all the great SMS text messaging fun to San Francisco with SMS4Dev-SF on June 17th.

  • Technology in Disaster Response: ICT in Haiti and Beyond

    San Francisco | By on April 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Technology in Disaster Response: ICT in Haiti and Beyond

    On April 8th, Inveneo was pleased to host approximately 20 experts in technology and development for a Technology Salon held at mission*social, a collaborative workspace for social enterprises. The event was billed as a conversation about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Haiti earthquake response, but the conversation focused on a…

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  • In the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, several Bay area organizations deployed life-saving ICTs to speed disaster response in Port-au-Prince and the greater humanitarian efforts across Haiti. At the next San Francisco Technology Salon, we’ll hear from InSTEDD and Inveneo on how they deployed their respective technical ecosystems, its impact, and their transition possibilities…

  • In what has become an annual tradition, we’re honored to have Terry Kramer, now Regional President – Vodafone Americas, return to the Technology Salon and update us on Vodafone’s continued efforts to bring mobile technology to the developing world.

  • Epidemics and a shortage of healthcare workers continue to present grave challenges for governments and health providers in the developing world. Yet in these same places, the explosive growth of mobile communications over the past decade offers a new hope for the promotion of quality healthcare – billions now have access to reliable technology that can also support healthcare delivery.

  • The Rise of 4P Computing: April Technology Salon

    San Francisco | By on April 14, 2008 | Comments Off on The Rise of 4P Computing: April Technology Salon

    One year ago this week, One Laptop Per Child changed its mission, dropping its invitation for lower-cost alternatives to the XO laptop. Was that a reaction just to Intel’s Classmate PC, or amazing foresight?
    Either way, a year later we are witnessing a dramatic change in the low-cost laptop marketplace. New low-cost laptops, or as I am now calling them, 4P Computing (Power, Performance, Portability, Price) are popping up daily with entrants from the practical Asus Eee PC to the seemingly comical Van Der Led.