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Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]

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Grindr CEO: 100 Percent of My Audience Does Not Have Equality

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The creators of Grindr, a gay dating app, are sending a call to action to Americans. #Grindr is hoping to steer its 1,558,031 U.S. users — all of legal voting age — toward ballot boxes this year, in what’s bound to be an historic election. The app’s community of 4 million users is unique. There […]

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Gmail Downgrades, Launches SMS Version for African Countries

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While we’re used to seeing upgrades from our favorite #tech products, #Gmail has made an important step in the opposite direction. Google launched Gmail SMS Wednesday, offering a #mobile-based email solution for people in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. Gmail SMS is a tech downgrade, but it’s a lifestyle upgrade for email users without consistent Internet […]

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TurboVote Wants to Be the Netflix of Voter Registration

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TurboVote, an up-and-coming startup, wants to become the “Netflix of #voting” by revolutionizing voter registration and vote by mail via the Internet and snail mail. The concept is simple: Users fill out voter registration or vote by mail forms on their Internet browser, then TurboVote prints an official document based on that data. TurboVote sends […]

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Child Mortality Remains a Key Concern in Developing Regions

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A baby with his mother at a local malnutrition clinic in the Mao region of Chad in 2012. In 2013, 148 children per 1,000 live births died in Chad under the age of five; the 2015 goal is to reduce that to 72 deaths.Image: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press The #world has seen a sharp decline in […]

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Must Reads: CNN’s MH370 Complex, Motherless on Mother’s Day and More

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Workers prepare the stage for a debate sponsored by #cnn and the Republican Party of Arizona on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of […]

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United by Soccer, Kids From 32 Countries Fight for a Field

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The boys #soccer team practices at Oakland International High School.Image: Yasser Alwan OAKLAND, Calif. — The soccer players at Oakland International High School speak 33 languages and come from 32 different countries and, though the beautiful game unites them, they can’t play it the way other kids do because their school lacks a key facility: […]

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