Empowering tech: A sneak peek of session 6 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Technology isn’t just a nice-to-have. Across the world, it’s helping to extend rights, open up lines of communication and create new opportunities. In this session, we explore how technology can transform a variety of lives.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

The founder of the Center for Digital Inclusion, Rodrigo Baggio helps marginalized communities get comfortable with technology and use it to improve their communities.

Bruno Torturra is the face of Media Ninja, an experimental live-streaming network that gained global attention for its innovative coverage of the 2013 protests in Brazil.

Steve Song helps underserved communities get access to low-cost voice and internet services through his organization, Village Telco. He wonders if “television white spaces,” the spectrum between channels, could help in this pursuit.

Syed Karim is creating a network of small satellites that could make access to Internet content easy for anyone with a smartphone, satellite dish or simple…

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