Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle

is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at txteagle.

Opinion: Can companies win by investing in emerging markets?

By Nathan Eagle

He says the global middle class is expanding rapidly, consuming much more Editor's note: Nathan Eagle is the chief executive of Jana and an adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard University. His company, which provides cellular airtime rewards for people in emerging ...

Kenya Is On Call for Mobile Crowdsourcing

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Cellphone entrepreneur Nathan Eagle has most of Kenya on call, waiting for a small job. Millions of them, in fact. Eagle, an MIT research scientist who has been living and teaching in East Africa since 2006, hopes to enlist cellphone users in developing countries to perform

Boylston startup Jana says space at CIC 'a huge gift' after bombing

Nathan Eagle, CEO and co-founder of Jana, said the Cambridge Innovation Center has been "extraordinarily generous" in housing his startup, which was displaced by the Boston Marathon bombing. After the Boston Marathon bombings forced 15-person startup Jana to abandon its Boylston Street ...

As India User Base Nears 100M, Facebook Hopes To Earn Big Revenue From SMBs

In few months, Facebook’s active user base in India will cross 100 million (from around 90 million currently), making it the second biggest market in terms of active users after the U.S. In fact, Jana founder Nathan Eagle has already predicted that India will become the biggest user ...

Google debuts Free Zone to challenge Facebook for dominance in developing countries

This echoes what Jana CEO Nathan Eagle told Quartz about Facebook Zero, saying that “Facebook is literally becoming the internet,” in the Philippines. So, if you think companies are building “walled gardens” in the US, imagine what the Web must seem like to the people who are using Free ...

Who's Bigger than Coca-Cola? One Boston mobile company!

The retail market in the developing world can grow, and the world's poor can raise their income significantly - Nathan Eagle, Jana's founder and CEO estimates by as much as 5%. Considering the miserable failure of aid organizations over the last 60 years, this would be a stunning ...

How big data can track the pain points in population growth

A project developed by Nathan Eagle, a professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health and MIT Media Lab, is compiling millions of phone records to help development groups make important decisions like finding the best region in Kenya to launch a malaria eradication campaign or enabling ...

Facebook wants your data for free, but Jana will pay 3.48 billion people for theirs

“We didn’t give them any airtime for sharing with their friends,” says Jana’s CEO Nathan Eagle, “and yet I think 30% or 40% of people shared it anyway.” A personalization algorithm called mCent Match ensures that the content is relevant to an individual’s interests, location, culture...

Mobile startup Jana raises $15M from communications giant Publicis

Jana, whose CEO and co-founder is Nathan Eagle, has raised $15 million in funding from Publicis Groupe. Boston-based startup Jana, whose service lets brands to connect with consumers in emerging markets via their mobile phones, has raised $15 million in funding from French communications ...

Why Apple will have to start making cheaper iPhones

Nathan Eagle, founder of Jana, which uses text messaging and mobile web surveys in remote parts of the planet to gain market data, told TechRadar he believes that Android's dominance is almost unstoppable, pointing to the low-cost handsets available using the OS and the 5 billion feature ...

How Jana Benefited From Zynga's Boston Office Shutdown

Jana’s CEO Nathan Eagle explained that the company has developed a platform that “integrates relatively seamlessly with mobile carriers’ back-end billing system” and allows Jana to send money to particular prepaid subscribers. Eagle also mentioned that some of carriers may even do the ...

How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa

It’s early days, but people like Nathan Eagle have already made some progress in showing us how to get the data. Provided privacy is protected and with the right incentives, such as by channeling advertising budgets into compensation-based direct-marketing schemes, consumers are often ...

Researchers Use Data from Cheap Cell Phones in the Developing World to Combat Disease Outbreaks

“And now I can pinpoint where the importation of a disease is especially important.” Buckee’s most recent study, published last year in Science and based on records from 15 million Kenyan phones, is a result of a collaboration with her husband, Nathan Eagle, who has been working to make ...

Facebook and Google Work with Wireless Carriers in Poor Countries to Offer Free or Cheap Starter-Lev...

They carry around a BlackBerry with no way to do anything other than SMS,” says Nathan Eagle, founder of Jana, a Boston-based company that conducts surveys of people in developing countries via simple phones for a variety of clients. “These efforts are trying to expose people in a ...

Eye on Emerging Markets, Firm Invests in Start-Up

Nathan Eagle, the chief executive and a co-founder of Jana, said the majority of its clients were large global brands seeking to reach consumers in developing countries. Brands can reward consumers who register for Jana, which is based in Boston, with free mobile airtime after they view ...

10,000 Women's Perspectives on NCDs A New Global Survey from... NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNew

"Together, the voices of 10,000 women can change the world," said Nathan Eagle, CEO of Jana. "Our mobile technology platform will enable these voices to be heard, and further the goal of putting NCDs on the action list of policy makers worldwide. " NCDs – which include heart disease...

What the NSA Might Have Wanted to Learn From Tracking Your Phone

In 2005 Nathan Eagle, then a PhD candidate at MIT, and professor Sandy Pentland handed out 100 Nokia 6600 smart phones to a bunch of students and faculty, and tracked their every move — collecting includes call logs, Bluetooth devices in proximity, the cell towers they were closest to...

Former AOL Chief Jon Miller Joins Jana's Board BOSTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

"We are thrilled to announce Jon's decision to join our Board," said Nathan Eagle, CEO Jana. "Jon has an array of experience working with large digital audiences, which will be a tremendous asset for our leadership team. As we continue to build out our audience, I look forward to working ...

Jana Mobile Expands Global Reach, Presence Increases to 3.48 Billion Mobile Consumers Worldwide

Says CEO, Nathan Eagle: "Our ability to instantly compensate over half of the world's mobile phone subscribers is an extraordinary milestone, enabled by our reach growing over 20 percent every year. " With its rewards platform, Jana can now reach and reward the emerging market audience ...

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