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Bill Gates Skeptical About Benefits Of Google's Project Loon
2013-08-09 05:55:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire Bill Gates is skeptical that Google’s Loon project, which seeks to bring Internet access to less-developed nations by floating broadband transmitters on high-altitude balloons, can materially improve the quality of life for people living in those countries. “When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you,” Gates...

2013-07-30 23:16:25

International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General for Policy, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, joins the Microcredit Summit Campaign leadership to help guide the Campaign’s mission to promote the kind of microfinance that helps poor families lift themselves out of severe poverty. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Microcredit Summit Campaign, a Project of RESULTS Educational Fund, is pleased to announce the addition of International Labour Organization (ILO)...

2013-07-02 23:01:22

During the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the four annual Social Good Summit presented by UNDP and other Partners, will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 From September 22-24, the fourth annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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