"You can use your Office 365 Small Business or Office 365 Enterprise subscription to develop solutions. If you don’t have an Office 365 subscription yet, sign up by clicking the following link. The subscription includes an Office 365 Developer Site where you can create and test your apps and other solutions. The different Office 365 subscriptions determine which services you can access, and what types of solutions you can build."
Learning | XPRIZE "The Learning Prize Group envisions a future with unprecedented, individually-tailored opportunities for lifelong learning, literacy, autonomy, and career readiness, as well as widespread tools for uplifting entire populations from the vicious cycle of poverty. We aim to empower a universally-educated population, with equal access to information and knowledge regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, or socio-economic status."
$15 M, for software that could teach illiterate person anywhere in the world to become literate in 18 months, by personalized education;
will test 5 leading in Africa, and open source it to be available on every phone and tablet
Bill Clinton Interviews Peter Diamandis on Abundance "uplifting humanity"
"do it yourself economy"
"world's biggest problems are world's biggest opportunities"
"energy to come from solar revolution" (we get 5000 times from sun than it is needed)"
"aquaculture and vertical farming"
"Google X founder and Google VP Sebastian Thrun decided to leave his position last month, according to a change on his LinkedIn page picked up by TechCrunch. As confirmed by Google earlier today, Thrun will remain in an advisory role only at Google.
Thrun was a driving force behind the company’s efforts to build an automated car and also previously headed up the Google Glass project. However, both projects have since been passed to other leaders."
"A little over a year ago, Google CEO Larry Page convened his direct reports, the company’s dozen or so senior vice presidents, for a project that would take up two days a week for a couple of months. About 100 other employees below the SVP rank also participated in the effort, dubbed Google 2.0 …