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This is what Ikea furniture looks like when it's designed by Africans

The world will finally get to see the results of what happens when Ikea taps into the “creative explosion” in Africa right now.<p>Just over a year ago, Ikea recruited some of Africa’s top designers to create a unique line. This month, Ikea offered the first glimpse of that collaboration, known as …

Want To Fight Back Against Facebook’s Algorithm? Check Out These Tools

Creative technologists are developing their own tools for investigating, nudging, and altering the world’s largest social network.<p>During a week in which Facebook’s stock plummeted and regulatory bodies railed against the company’s data protection practices (or lack thereof), many critics are asking …

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It's Going to Get Easier to Make Money the Next 5 to 10 Years, and It's Because of These 5 Technologies

From cryptocurrencies to mobile pay, today's innovations have me excited for the future of our wallets.<p>As an entrepreneur and an angel investor, I get really excited about the future of personal finance.<p>As new technologies develop, from cryptocurrencies to virtual wallets, I see advantages for …

Facebook's Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash

It’s no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem. Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant, …

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Live Octopus Consumption, The Real World Brooklyn and the Award Winning NYCity News Service - Newmark J-School

Some more great news this week: The NYCity News Service took Best News Site honors at the first annual eduStyle Awards ceremony. The recognition is …

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Google News Lab: 5 Insights From Visualizing The News

We talk to Simon Rogers, data editor at Google News Lab, about the biggest ideas to come out of this year’s Year In Search.<p>For the past 15 years, Google has presented the biggest stories of the year according to Google search data in its annual Year In Search report. This year, Google handed the …

Is PR Doomed By A Shortage Of Journalists?

Colin Jordan might be wrong.In a recent post on PR Newser, he offers the following commentary:<i>“Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that</i> …

Why Visual Literacy Is More Important Than Ever & 5 Ways to Cultivate It

Last year, Nick Sousanis became the first PhD student at Columbia University to complete a dissertation entirely in comic-book form.He got the idea …

Poor Americans are the ones dragging the country into 21st-century banking

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>We’ve reported on how people in emerging markets residents are opening bank accounts and paying for things with their mobile phones, transforming business in those countries. But the US Federal Reserve would like you to know (pdf) that the changes aren’t all in other …

Map the Book: "Africa is NOT a Country"

“<i>We have kids from Nicaragua, Guam, and Africa in my class</i>…”<br>“<i>We made masks from China, Peru, and Africa</i>…”<br>“<i>He is been to England, Africa, and Italy</i>”<p>I …

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This is because it was advertisement feature content that was published as part of a commercial deal and funded by an advertiser.<p>It is Guardian News …

Africa Is Rising: Inside the Continent’s Great Economic Leap

In corporate boardrooms and global-investment seminars, more CEOs and business leaders are talking about Africa. That much was evident at a recent …

Poor Americans Are Driving The Evolution Of The Banking System

But the US Federal Reserve would like you to know (pdf) that the changes aren't all in other parts of the world.<p>Poor people in the US are some of the most avid users of mobile banking and mobile payment systems.<p>In fact, they're likely to be the first adopters. And when you look at why, it turns out …