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US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'

WASHINGTON: Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level...

6 May 2015 14:30


The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015 07:00


Rhodes scholarships open up to Chinese students

BEIJING: The Rhodes scholarships, founded by one of Britain's most acquisitive colonialists and whose laureates have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, are to be opened to Chinese students, their administrative trust said...

1 Apr 2015 14:37


US university expels fraternity over race chant video

WASHINGTON DC, US: The University of Oklahoma on Monday ordered a major fraternity off its campus over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant...

11 Mar 2015 10:35


Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17


Windows flaws let Russian hackers spy on NATO

WASHINGTON, USA: Hackers based in Russia used a flaw in Microsoft Windows to spy on NATO, European governments and other organisations as far back as 2009, security researchers have found.

15 Oct 2014 10:16


Nadella gaffe over pay raises women's ire

WASHINGTON, USA: Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella's gaffe over women, pay raises comes as the US technology sector is facing up to questions over diversity and gender equality.

13 Oct 2014 08:31


Ultra-fast internet connections coming

WASHINGTON, USA: Really high speed Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts has shown.

10 Oct 2014 10:12


Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

WASHINGTON, USA: Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study claims.

5 Aug 2014 06:13


Apple expected to improve iPad line

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple is expected to improve its range of iPads with the expected announcement of new gadgets as the tablet market heats up with competition from Google and Microsoft.

22 Oct 2013 07:56


Microsoft filters Bing for students

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said on Monday (24 June) it would offer an advertising-free version of its Bing search engine for schools, which also includes extra privacy and filtering of adult content.

26 Jun 2013 08:19


Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013 12:15


US digital library brings culture, history online

WASHINGTON, US: A new "digital public library" set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.

17 Apr 2013 09:06


2013 New Year's Resolutions for students

You've mastered applied chemistry, argued your way through Eastern philosophy and can manipulate encoded data in your sleep; but have you mastered the art between knowing what you need and what you want? Well, New Year's Day has passed, but it's still not too late to make some resolutions that will make 2013 go better for you if you stick to your resolutions.

By Joy M 1 Feb 2013 08:08


Girl Rising depicts the value of educating girls

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Technology start-up Gathr is putting the power of the crowd behind Girl Rising, a film that poignantly backs the fact that educating girls makes the world a better place.

22 Jan 2013 07:04


Mobile devices outpace older computers

LAS VEGAS, USA: The global technology industry has become a tale of two sectors, with mobile devices surging at the expense of older electronics that are struggling, a forecast shows.

8 Jan 2013 08:45


More US readers buying digital books

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released at the end of December

2 Jan 2013 09:24


Bing, bing - you can track Santa

WASHINGTON, USA: In the battle for Christmas, Microsoft has scored a win over Google as the official maps partner for Santa and his reindeer.

17 Dec 2012 11:54


Deloitte Survey: Back-to-school shoppers ready to spend

NEW YORK, US: Consumers' days of cutting back-to-school spending are behind them, and shoppers are reverting to more traditional information sources to study up before heading to the store, according to Deloitte's annual "Back-to-School" survey, released this week.

10 Aug 2012 11:54


'Is Latin America fit to compete?'

MIAMI, US: It may have the creative flair and ambition, but is Latin America and its media economy equipped to compete on the global stage? Is the region meeting the high standards set by global brands in education, organisation, regulation and innovation?

23 Jul 2012 13:31

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