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The hack4ag Uganda hackthon was concluded last week in Jinj which saw three groups being awarded for coming up with the best applications. Kuangalia, an app that helps farmers verify seeds quality emerged winners. According to a senior economist at the World Bank, they were the clear cut winners,...
NDTV news reports, Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net worth is over $30 billion, purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones for his dog, according to a post on the dog's account on Weibo. The iPhone 7 in China is priced between $959 to $1194 (roughly 3.3 million UGX to...
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Following UN's COP17 Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa in November 2011, we launched a new section, The Green Mile Series as a part of our comprehensive coverage of ICT and Climate Change. The following is an interview with Annukka Dickens, Environmental Manager – HP Asia-Pacific and Japan was conducted by PC Tech's Nilofar Ansher.


1. How Green is HP on the eco-friendly scale? Does HP have a dedicated Environmental Affairs Policy division? What is the primary focus in terms of environment and ICT?

We have a dedicated Environmental Affairs team that places particular emphasis on our three priorities: climate and energy, product reuse and recycling, and supply chain responsibility. These issues have strategic importance to our business, our stakeholders and our ability to make a positive impact.