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Toby Shapshak:
You don't need an app for that

TEDGlobal 2013 · 7:54 · Filmed Jul 2013
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Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that
7:54 · Filmed July 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation.

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The publisher and editor of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak is a South African writer focusing on innovation — and the role it plays in Africa. Full bio
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