Billions miss out on the internet, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Posted in: Digital Divide at 20/06/2012 14:07

[AP] Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has warned that vast numbers of the world's population are missing out on the advantages brought by the internet.

Schmidt said that about 2 billion people, less than a third of the world's population, have internet access, and 1 billion have smartphones.

"The World Wide Web has yet to live up to its name," he said. "Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even in modest amounts, changes lives."
www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/billions-miss-out-on-the-internet-says-googles-eric-schmidt/story-e6frgakx-1226402413199

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Google's Schmidt warns 'Net revolution leaves many behind
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt warned that the World Wide Web isn't as worldwide as it needs to be.

Schmidt, speaking in Israel on Tuesday at an annual conference sponsored by President Shimon Peres, said only about 2 billion people, less than a third of the world's population, have Internet access.
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