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Md. Students Track Plants, Animals with Mobile Devices During First 'BioBlitz'

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Students at Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, Md., participated in the school's first "bioblitz" Wednesday, part of a nationwide initiative to increase the use of mobile devices in the classroom.

The 7th- and 8th-graders were able to observe and identify numerous living species of plants, animals and insects in the area near their school, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Business Innovation Meets Social Transformation at the United Nations

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By Jennifer Barr

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the sponsors of the Social Innovation Summit (SIS) at the United Nations in New York City this week. The summit connects global leaders in the corporate, investment, government, and nonprofit sectors and helps them collaborate to multiply the positive impact they can make in the world. The agenda includes presentations and discussions on key strategies and best practices for creating social transformation.

"Technology – Specifically Mobile Devices – Can Help To Capture Students’ Interest And Attention In The Classroom.”

Justina Nixon Saintil, Verizon Foundation Director of Education Programs, speaks with MO.com
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The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Verizon. We are focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. The Foundation has several education programs focused on developing students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Some of those key highlights are:

Johnston Students Develop School Information App

Student Winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge in Granville, Iowa are Highlighted by The Des Moines Register
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Written by:  Tiffany De Masters

Want to know what’s for lunch at Johnston High School? There’s an app for that.

Thirteen Johnston High School students have spent the past five months developing a software application that will provide students with immediate access to goings-on at their school...

Standard Bank and SAP Bring Mobile Banking to Over Half a Million “Flip-Phone” Customers in South Africa via SAP® Mobile Platform

Standard Bank’s New Mobile AccessAccount Reaches Low Income Individuals, Allowing Them to Open Bank Account Through Their Phones
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) today announced that Standard Bank has been successful in introducing its new AccessBanking offering in South Africa, aimed at meeting the banking needs of the previously “unbanked.” This includes the AccessAccount, a transactional banking account based on SAP® Mobile Platform.

MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare; Kaiser Permanente Saves $8M by Recycling Medical Devices; ING Supports Running for Health - Health Minute for December 10, 2012

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The fourth annual mHealth Summit, just concluded in Washington D.C., brought together 4,000 participants from 50 countries, experts from the private sector, NGOs, governments, and representatives of the tech industry. The attendees discussed how mobile technology is affecting healthcare and the major challenge: integrating an overwhelming stream of continuous information into health systems and patient care.

Motorola Mobility Foundation Launches Empowerment Grant Program; Social Enterprise Conference Opens at Harvard Business School - CSR Minute for February 22, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

SAP Blog: The Road to Janga Town: Mobility Technology Connects Ghana to New Opportunities

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Yesterday we traveled in a 16-seat bus on a sometimes paved and sometimes not so paved road in Northern Ghana, from Tamale to Janga Town. Along the way we encountered several check points, where angry looking men with machine guns curiously peered through the windows at our white faces, a rare sight in this very rural region. Our driver explained that the road is the main thoroughfare leading to Burkina Faso, and that smugglings and robberies were not uncommon. I wasn’t sure whether to be comforted or assured. 

SAP Blog: Nut Farmers in Ghana Crack into Mobile Technology

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Today is a day that I’ve been anticipating for weeks; ever since I found out I was going to host a group of international reporters in Ghana. My thoughts have ranged from excitement to anxiety to trepidation and back around again. After extensive preparation in the form of vaccinations, planning, research and shopping, the time to execute is finally here.

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