Mobile Innovation

Addressing Social Problems With Mobile Technology

The articles in this series have been underwritten with the support of Vodafone America’s Foundation. The goal of this series is to share examples of mobile innovation being used to address social problems. This series will explore mobile impact from all different angles: innovation, but also advocacy, funding and education – all the elements of “Mobile for Good.”

Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia…

GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They're using it to change…

Our Connected, Mobile, Recycled and Green Future

As the number of connected devices we use continues to increase, it becomes increasingly critical to understand that we all have a role…

Wireless Innovation Project Competition Awards Change-Makers in the Mobile Space

It's been said that there's an app for everything these days, so why should the world's most pressing challenges be any different? That's…

Code for America Shows How Empathy and Technology Can Improve Government

Technology is definitely key in CfA’s work helping government become more engaging, user-friendly and effective, but I believe that there’s also a secret…

Mobile Technology: Helping to Stop Homelessness

Millions of us across the nation own and use cell phones to make our lives operate a little easier. And research shows that…

Boosting Security in the Mobile-for-Good Space

To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources…

How Mobile “Leapfrog Technology” is Aiding Disaster Relief

Has mobile technology really made our world better? Fay Arjomandi, president of Vodafone Americas Foundation gives just a peek into how mobile technology…

Vodafone Americas Foundation Looking for Next Examples of Mobile for Good

The Wireless Innovation Project will offer up to $600,000 in funding to worthy projects that use mobile technology to make a difference.