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v28_biz_clarkeA bold move by former Goldman Sachs Managing Director Teresa Clarke has paid off. One year after relaunching the web portal Africa.com, Clarke and her team celebrate phenomenal growth.

Said Clarke, "International interest in investment in Africa has been on the rise, but in the African internet space, things have picked up even faster, and growth will be explosive over the next decade. There is a feeling that you are part of something phenomenal happening and the challenge of keeping up is invigorating."

v25_sm_ebookA new platform called Unglue.it wants to make your favorite e-books available to the world for free.

Through a crowdfunding platform inspired by Kickstarter and the public radio model, Unglue.it is hosting campaigns to turn individual, already-published books into Creative Commons licensed e-books. This means that you could legally read and share e-books for free with anyone across the globe.

v23_facebook_phoneSo Facebook wants to make a smartphone. Not just a nice app that it sorely lacks right now, but a piece of hardware that it supposedly will design, with the help of a half-dozen former iPhone and iPad software and hardware engineers it has hired.

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v13_google_seoThe announcement was made during a panel discussion at South-by-South West in Austin. Search Engine Roundtable quotes Google engineer Matt Cutts as saying…

“…we are trying to level the playing field a bit for all those people doing, for lack of better words, ‘Overly SEOing’ versus those making great content and great sites. We are trying to make Googlebots smarter.”

v7_stem_president_obama_more_fundsU.S. President Barack Obama is requesting $80 mil­lion in new funds for an effort to boost science, technology, engineering and math educa­tion in U.S. schools.

The White House an­nounced the initiative Tues­day as President Obama host­ed the second White House Science Fair. He credited the young participants in the fair with “getting America in shape to win the future.”

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