In the singularity, we’ll still be using the same garbage trucks — TechCrunch

Our cities face a choice: find creative ways to integrate today’s technology into their DNA or have entire systems get left behind. Urban populations are growing, infrastructure is aging and needs are evolving (access to the Internet is as important as electricity). To keep up with the demands of modern urban populations, cities need ways…

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Investment In Youth Skills Key To Growth-Uhuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta says government must work with the private sector to impart market-relevant skills to the youth, whom he identified as the bedrock of economic growth.

He told the World Economic Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, that it was necessary to make significant investments in young people — including in technical skills training, and curricula reform, to ensure that the youth were equipped to play their rightful role in economic development…read more…

Rapper and founder Ryan Leslie explains why his latest music isn’t on streaming services (for now) — TechCrunch

If anyone wants to text Ryan Leslie and have a one-on-one conversation with a big-deal rapper, here’s his number: 646-887-6978. That’s not a secret. Leslie shares the number publicly and encourages people to message him — it’s a way for him to develop a direct relationship with his fans. And now with his startup SuperPhone, he’s…

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NextVR gets ready to drop the bass with live VR concerts — TechCrunch

After dedicating tons of energy (and loads of bandwidth) to live streaming sporting events in stereoscopic VR, NextVR is moving to its next major market: live virtual reality concerts. NextVR has announced a major partnership with Live Nation to live stream “hundreds” of concerts and events to their virtual reality platform. This high-profile partnership continues…

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Tesla ramps up its ambitions, expecting to produce 500,000 cars annually by 2018 — TechCrunch

Tesla says it is expecting to hit its goal of producing 500,000 cars annually — including the Model S, Model X and Model 3 — two years earlier than expected, meeting that expectation by 2018. All this is coming ahead of a critical next year for Tesla with the expansion of its line of vehicles…

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New initiatives emerge to help refugees — TechCrunch — malibehiribae

Prompted by the ongoing refugee crisis affecting much of the western world, new initiatives have emerged to provide solutions to the many challenges facing the beleaguered masses. In a sea of clueless government bureaucrats and fearful citizens, these new startups want to tap into the potential of the newcomers. Privately funded initiatives may one day… via […]

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Review: Grenco Science’s G-Pen Elite is the best vape of its kind — TechCrunch — malibehiribae

The fascination and rapid development of portable vaporizers for ground, plant-based material is hard to ignore, if you’re not living under a rock. Typically, an expensive gadget, Grenco Science has tasked itself with creating a vape for the people, with specs and science that punch above its sub-$200 weight class. Price as Reviewed: $169 at… via […]

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