This is not the first story coming out of China about a couple selling their child to fund virtual items in free-to-play games. But the subject is touchy in a country that has tended to view video gaming as a cultural intrusion and might fuel tension as gaming consoles prepare to launch in the Chinese market.
Silicon Valley nonprofit Samasource is taking a new approach to encourage the growth of tech skills in developing countries. Working in collaboration with tech giants like Microsoft and Google, Samasource provides jobs for people in the developing world that include data entry, processing, machine learning and the like.
The U.S. state of Oklahoma has witnessed unprecedented earthquake activity in recent months. And while the debate is far from conclusive, there are questions about a potential link between the increased seismic activity and hydraulic fracturing.
You’ve probably missed the news about this guy. His name is Kosta Grammatis. He is the founder and CEO of the non-profit, A Human Right. And he has been working tirelessly since 2009 to find ways to bring free Internet to the world.
Here we go again. After inking a deal with Nielsen, the TV ratings measurement firm, Facebook will begin monitoring how its users watch TV on cellphone and mobile devices beginning in the fall. The company will scan its databases and provide Nielsen with the age and gender of viewers to help advertisers learn more about the audience.