In Cairo, crowdsourced app challenge seeks to ease traffic congestion

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Crowdsourcing has already been used to good effect to help provide potential solutions to social issues, such as unemployment in ireland or helping businesses go green. Now, the Egyptian government is calling on citizens to come up with a way to solve the capital's traffic problems through its Cairo Transport App Challenge. There are 17 million people living in Cairo and traffic is a problem that affects both residents and businesses, and is set to get worse over the next few years. According to the organizers, some 90 percent of Egyptians own a mobile phone and the aim of the…

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