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What will it take to bridge Africa’s digital divide?

The digital divide —the gulf between those who have ready access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as computers and the internet and those who do not — does exist in Kenya and many parts of Africa. I got this key message during a media day in Kenya last week (16 June 2017) organized by Huawei Technologies, a technology solutions provider. Despite rapid growth in ICT, the digital divide is common in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the key reasons for this are accessibility and affordability. But the digital divide also provides opportunities for technology providers to move in and…This story continues at The Next Web

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Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic’s music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.

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Back free markets — even for marijuana – OCRegister


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Back free markets — even for marijuana
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Santa Ana followed through on some changes to its marijuana ordinance this week, doubling down on the radical notion that allowing reputable and legal businesses to operate like reputable and legal businesses encourages them to be reputable.

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May these tips help you stay inspired in your boring office environment

We’ve all been there. There’s a project at work that needs to be solved, but no matter how much you rack your brain, you can’t drum up any inspiration. To get out of a creative rut, work to trigger areas of the brain not typically associated with work, and challenge yourself to think outside the box (we can start by thinking of a replacement for “outside the box”). In a previous life, I worked in an Ann Arbor office next to a small creek. When my coworkers and I were feeling strained, we’d organize a paper boat regatta. Participants would…This story continues at The Next Web

by Darrin Brege
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