Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online

Wall Street Journal

United States of America

Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online

April 21, 2015

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In Indonesia, startup company Ruma is making slow but sure progress in connecting people to the Internet for the first time. But there is a long way to go.

 

As reported in this page-one article in The Wall Street Journal, the Internet’s reach among new users in slowing. While as many as 900 million people are expected to join the world’s online population by 2017, that would leave roughly four billion offline, according to a McKinsey & Co. report.

 

Here are some other apps aimed at helping people get more value out of their mobile phones.

 

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