"Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect," Zuckerberg said. "There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it."
Today, only 2.7 billion people -- just over one-third of the world's population -- have access to the internet. Internet adoption is growing by less than 9 percent each year, which is slow considering how early we are in its development.
The goal of Internet.org is to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected and to bring the same opportunities to the other 67% of world today that is not connected.
Today only 50-80 languages are supported on the Internet out of potentially 2000+ written “native” languages that are used right now. Years ago a software company dedicated to language saw the future without knowing it.
Dr. Philip Payne, the founder of Linguist's Software Inc. ( http://www.linguistsoftware.com ) , started his company 30 years ago out of a love of language and a hope that his software would break language barriers globally. Today his fonts and keyboard input software can accommodate over 2000+ languages; dramatic growth from his product launch with just over 200 fonts over two decades ago and now it is the only worldwide language IP in existence.
Ken Kinkel, CEO & Chairman, of C·M&A ( www.CorpMA.com ), who is handling Linguist’s Software sale, recently commented, “Dr. Payne has created over 50 million+ bibles in languages never made available before and now he is opening the whole world to digital communications, and in all languages, after starting from simple and humble beginning. Quietly he has become the world leader with ten times more languages than any of us ever thought were available. We are amazed at his devotion, his writing, his world influences and overwhelming contributions to mankind.”
Dr. Philip Payne, the founder and President of Linguist's Software, Inc., is a specialist in New Testament Studies. (Ph.D. The University of Cambridge). He is well known for his studies on New Testament Textual Criticism, the Parables of Jesus, and Man and Woman in the Teachings of Paul. He and his wife Nancy were missionaries in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church, where they ministered to students in the Kyoto Christian Studies Center and lectured on New Testament in various Japanese Seminaries. They have three children David, Kimiko, and Brendan.
NY Times article links:
http://www.nytimes.com/ 1994/05/22/business/ technology-for-mac-users-software- for-typing-in-tongues.html
http://www.nytimes.com/ 2013/08/21/technology/ facebook-leads-an-effort-to-lower- barriers-to-internet-access.html?hp
Contact for more info on Linguist's Software, Inc .
Ken Kinkel, CEO & Chairman
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
C·M&A / www.CorpMA.com
855-559-0100 ext 11
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