Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

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« A recent survey that we did shows that 69% of people in India who are not connected, if you ask them why they’re not connected, what they say is that they don’t know why the Internet would useful for them », Mark Zuckerberg explained today at the Internet.org summit in New Delhi. That’s why Internet.org is launching a contest to build apps that convince Indian farmers, migrant workers, women, and students why the Internet is valuable by offering localized content. This Innovation Challenge will award $250,000 prizes to the best app, website, or service that makes the Internet relevant to each of the four populations above.

The contest from Facebook-backed Internet accessibility partnership Internet.org could help millions of people recognize the value of the Internet, pursue access, and gain knowledge and opportunities that can help them get better jobs and improve their lives. That could in turn help Internet.org’s flagship sponsor Facebook…

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