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  • 13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    It was a busy week filled with tall things Apple, GCP NEXT, and Y Combinator Winter Demo Day. Next week we’ll have coverage of Microsoft Build, Tesla’s unveiling, and more. Until then, here are the top stories of the week. Read More

  • Google adds Zika info to search and partners with UNICEF to map outbreak

    Google adds Zika info to search and partners with UNICEF to map outbreak

    The Zika virus continues to spread across South America and beyond, but unlike with other pandemics, identifying and mapping the outbreak has proven hard. Google today announced that it is now working with UNICEF to build a platform that aims to bring together data from different sources to map (and predict) potential outbreaks. In addition, Google is now prominently surfacing information… Read More

  • The Future Is African Crunch Network

    The Future Is African

    This is a call to action for the dreamers of the world. Imagine being in a market where more people live in a high-speed mobile Internet zone than have electricity. The innovative thinking that has defined the world’s best entrepreneurs would be able to create services that don’t exist today that would empower these users. This world doesn’t need imagining — there are… Read More

  • Has Your Startup Changed A Child’s Life For Good? Enter The UNICEF UK + Europas Award

    Has Your Startup Changed A Child’s Life For Good? Enter The UNICEF UK + Europas Award

    Right now, millions of children around the world are in danger. They’re facing violence, disease, hunger, and the chaos of war and disaster. Innovation in technology has the potential to help change that for good – building a world where every child is safe, healthy and happy. The work of UNICEF Innovation, together with its partners, has shown that technology is key in… Read More

  • How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World

    How The Future of Mobile Lies in the Developing World

    In less than three decades, the mobile phone has gone from being a status symbol to being a ubiquitous technology that facilitates almost every interaction in our daily lives. One month after the world’s population topped 7 billion in October 2011, the GSM Association announced that mobile SIM cards had reached 6 billion. A 2009 study in India illustrated that every 10 percent increase… Read More