Total Prize Pool – 2400 USD USD (No. of Prizes = prizes will be given until the price pool lasts based on division below)Valid submission will get 150 USD each.Solvers who pick “Nigeria” or “Mexico” as one of the countries will get 200 USD for
"We are running 2 new research contests. Each with prizes upto $2400. Open to everyone with right skills, knowledge & desire to compete. - Research Smartphone demand and Social Networking adoption in developing countries
Pick any three of the following countries–
And answer the following questions for the countries you picked:
What are the factors that you think are influencing adoption of social networking applications or other applications (ecosystem of apps) on smartphones once customers buy a smartphone in each country.
For every factor that you identified, define hypothesis on how the factor influences adoption quantitatively or qualitatively
For e.g. a hypothesis could be “Customers using ‘WhatsApp’ also tend to use social networking applications”.
Support your hypothesis with data sources like surveys, reports, governmental or research data.
In case factors or hypothesis you came up with cannot be supported by data, provide us with a rationale on why you think factors you chose are influencing factors.