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Jeddy Genrwot
An IT graduate with special interests in blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends from an expert point of view. I cast my critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.

Facebook Unveils a New Programming Language, Calls it ‘Hack’


Facebook is at it again, introducing a new programming language designed to make the process of writing and testing code faster. Called Hack, it has been in use for a year at the social networking company, and on Thursday Facebook released it as open source. Hack is a programming language that Facebook developed to combine elements of static-type programming languages such ...

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Uganda to host UNICEF ACTIVATE Talks commemorating 25 years of CRC


UNICEF Uganda is first of 10 countries to host ACTIVATE Talks to contribute to UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2014 Report: ‘Innovating for Children, Innovating for Equity’ Uganda has been selected as the host country for the first of a series of 10 ACTIVATE Talks around the world to mark 25 years since the signing of the Convention of ...

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Facebook, Nokia, Airtel to Bring Online Classes to Rwanda


Facebook announced a new initiative called SocialEDU wants to bring collaborative online education to the nation of Rwanda. Part of Facebook’s previously announced Internet.org project, the new initiative will enlist the help of Nokia for hardware support, local carrier Airtel for data subsidy, and the Rwandan government for financing logistics. The classes will come from edX, a consortium of universities ...

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Samsung: Next Galaxy Phone Won’t Have Wireless Charging

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Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, won’t have wireless charging, according to a report by the Korean publication NewsTomato. A handful of companies have adopted wireless charging in their devices in recent years, but Samsung decided to skip the feature again because it doesn’t think it’s very marketable. The process works through a process called magnetic resonance, meaning devices ...

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The ‘Fastest ever’ Broadband Passes Speed Test


The “fastest ever” broadband speeds have been achieved in a test in London, raising hopes of more efficient data transfer via existing infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent and BT said speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved during their joint test – enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films a second. The test was conducted on a 410km (255-mile) link between the ...

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New Recording of Martin Luther King Jr. From 1962 Unearthed


Nearly everyone knows about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but museum archivists recently unearthed a powerful speech by the civil-rights leader that history nearly forgot. The once-lost audio reveals a speech that King delivered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in 1962. The New York State Museum rediscovered the speech ...

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2013 Recorded 115% Increase in Mobile-App Use


If you used mobile apps more often last year than in any previous year, you’re not alone. Mobile-app use increased 115% in 2013, according to Flurry Analytics. The largest surge was in use of messaging and social apps, up 203% in 2013. News and magazine apps saw the smallest increase of just 31% Statista‘s chart, below, shows relative increases in ...

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