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TECHNOLOGY AND THE AFRICAN GIRL. THE JOURNEY SO FAR…

If you ask me I would say things are changing and so fast, the reason I am able to write this article and have it shared with a global community gives me hope.  No doubt Africa is fully embracing this digital revolution. Over the past few years, there has been an increasing emphasis on girls and information and communication technology in the development sector. Large government donors, NGOs, and the private sector believe girls could play a big role in resolving poverty and making devel...

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COLIVING, COMMUNITY, AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

Written by SANDHYA RAMACHANDRAN, Social Media Manager at Roam My father has all the marks of a common man, except for one. He always quit a job when he felt restless. He never waited for problems to be solved, money to be amassed or any other stone to be dislodged. If he got bored, he’d quit the work he was doing! This was back in the day, when freelancing was not really the way for a bread-winner and contract jobs meant an unsteady environment at home. One year he’d work...

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Inside the Success of a Remote Sales Team in Boston

By Ryan Burke I’m a Boston guy. A Boston sales guy. When I first interviewed at InVision, a fully remote SaaS organization that makes an award-winning design platform, I asked up front if I could establish a Boston hub from which I’d run our sales team. The CEO agreed, so I planned to take it slow—build out the team and then work it into the culture of the then 35-person company. I had run sales at Compete for years, where we had the prototypical office environment w...

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International Travelers Community

Hospitality network got famous all over the world about a decade back. Couchsurfing was launched in mid 2000. It got lots of travelers worldwide as users of that website, which became a great community. It was for non-profit for some years, but after few years they declared themselves as a Corporation. Members of Couchsurfing got angry, and the best of the worldwide travelers left them. Many other new hositality networks were born afer that. Some were good, but no one reached that high as Cou...

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The Top 10 Cities For Remote Workers Going Into 2017

It’s a trend we’ve continued to see evidence of: workers taking advantage of technology that allows them to do their work from anywhere. Telecommuting jobs are in demand in a big way. Indeed.com, a massive job search platform, recently disclosed to us here at FORBES which big cities in the U.S. have the highest number of job seekers looking for these types of positions. The data comes from the company’s own numbers on job seekers active on their system. On the list of the...