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The rift between startups: Reinforcing food waste or fighting it? | Sifted

the rift between startups: reinforcing food waste or fighting it? | sifted

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The food waste space is probably one of the greenest areas of business that ever existed. Saving food is comparable to saving whales: nothing bad can come from that — or can it?
The cofounder of the food waste startup Karma, Hjalmar Ståhlberg Nordegren, believes that it can. He wants to see more scrutiny of the actions taken by companies in this sector, to understand how the businesses work and their ultimate goals.
“No one ever checks if what we say is true or not,” he tells Sifted.

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“If any of the food waste startups are invited onstage, no one is going to question how we do things. We are green companies by default, we work with food waste and it’s all good.”
We are green companies by default, we work with food waste and it’s all good
Karma and its competitors have highlighted the problem of food waste across the Western world: the impact of food waste is four times worse than all air flights combined.
Since starting out, Karma alone claims to have saved over 3m meals from ending up in the bin, Too Good To Go claims to have saved 2.4m bags of food …

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Tech-savvy women could beat COVID-19 job blues in the Arab world

tech-savvy women could beat covid-19 job blues in the arab world

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By Ban Barkawi6 Min ReadAMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As COVID-19 swells the ranks of unemployed women in the Arab world, surging demand for digital skills could help many of them find work in a region where only one in four women has a job.The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on retail, tourism and hospitality jobs traditionally held by women, but experts say those able to retrain could tap into growth areas like digital marketing, e-commerce and online customer support.“This is a tremendous opportunity. These are areas where you can reskill someone relatively quickly,” said Jasmine di Florio, senior vice president at Education for Employment (EFE), a job training non-profit for young people in the Middle East and North Africa.“We need to teach young women all kinds of digital skills but we also need to continue to teach them human skills – things like empathy, teamwork, leadership… (that) are in even greater demand now because so much is going digital.”The fourth industrial revolution – a term referring to the new era of digital advances that is changing the way people live and work – is expected to double job opportunities for women in the …

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By Ban Barkawi, Thomson Reuters Foundation6 Min ReadAMMAN, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As COVID-19 swells the ranks of unemployed women in the Arab world, surging demand for digital skills could help many of them find work in a region where only one in four women has a job.The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on retail, tourism and hospitality jobs traditionally held by women, but experts say those able to retrain could tap into growth areas like digital marketing, e-commerce and online customer support.“This is a tremendous opportunity. These are areas where you can reskill someone relatively quickly,” said Jasmine di Florio, senior vice president at Education for Employment (EFE), a job training non-profit for young people in the Middle East and North Africa.“We need to teach young women all kinds of digital skills but we also need to continue to teach them human skills – things like empathy, teamwork, leadership… (that) are in even greater demand now because so much is going digital.”The fourth industrial revolution – a term referring to the new era of digital advances that is changing the way people live and work – is expected to double job opportunities …

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Victorian government invests half a billion dollars in local startup contracts | ZDNet

victorian government invests half a billion dollars in local startup contracts | zdnet

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The Victorian government has handed half a million dollars worth of IT contract work to three local startups through its startup procurement program CivVic Lab.Under the contracts, Ignition Immerserive, CheerMe, and She’s a Crowd will help the state government develop technology solutions for workplace safety, transport, and education. Each startup is expected to receive between AU$150,000 to AU$200,000 to work on the various projects.Ignition Immersive will partner with Worksafe Victoria to use virtual reality to improve safety in the construction industry, while CheerMe will work jointly with the Department of Education and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions to create an app to address obesity in Victorian teens. She’s a Crowd will work with the Department of Transport to use crowdsourced spatial data to help planners enhance safety and mobility for women using the state’s transport network. “Connecting our local startups to government procurement opportunities is one of the most logical and impactful ways government can ensure the Victorian startup ecosystem is supported and continues to grow,” Victorian Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and Digital Economy Jaala Pulford said. Read also: Australian government is currently juggling 62 high-cost IT projects The additional contracts bring the total government investment …

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Global Virtual Reality Market in Education Sector|Affordability of VR Gear to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

global virtual reality market in education sector|affordability of vr gear to boost the market growth | technavio

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The global virtual reality market in the education sector is poised to grow by USD 6.34 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 59% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Virtual Reality Market in Education Sector 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Advances in technology and the advent of VR cardboard have helped market players to significantly reduce the cost of VR gear. Also, the growing competition in the market has compelled major VR companies to reduce the cost of premium VR gear. For instance, in January 2020, Oculus, a Facebook-owned company, reduced the cost of the Oculus Go headset. The company is also introducing VR headsets for commercial applications. Thus, the increasing affordability of VR gear is encouraging end-users such as educational institutions …

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Programming for Startups: What You Should Know | BOSS Magazine

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen creating a software product, a lot needs to be done beyond choosing a layout and user interface. For startups, it’s equally important to consider the software product’s code. In this article, we’re going to outline pertinent coding basics and what code creation entails. This will make it easier for you to choose a suitable programming language for your software. Ultimately, this will help improve your startup’s coding efficiency.
Choosing the Best Programming Language
A software product’s source code is the multiple instructions that programmers write when creating software apps. These instructions guide computers on what to do and how to do it. Typically, this list of instructions is created in the computers’ word processing program as programmers develop a program.
Computers can comprehend binary language 0’s and 1’s. The translation of the code into binary language is referred to as compiling. After compiling, a computer can quickly and effectively process complex and large swaths of information.
Programming Languages Hierarchy
Programming languages fall into three categories. These are:

Low-level languages: These directly communicate to the device that runs the program. They include C, C++, and C#.
Middle-level languages: These begin to connect the …

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Virtual Reality: Realizing the Power of Experience, Excursion and Immersion in the Classroom

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This guide is available as a downloadable PDF. In 2015, The New York Times pioneered a new form of storytelling: virtual reality journalism. In an introduction to its first V.R. video, “The Displaced,” a documentary about three children who had been forced from their homes by war and persecution, Jake Silverstein, The New York Times Magazine’s editor, wrote:We decided to launch The Times’s virtual-reality efforts with these portraits because we recognize that this new filmmaking technology enables an uncanny feeling of connection with people whose lives are far from our own. By creating a 360-degree environment that encircles the viewer, virtual reality creates the experience of being present within distant worlds, making it uniquely suited to projects, like this one, that speak to our senses of empathy and community.Since then, The Times has created a series of 360-degree videos that transport users from their living rooms to far-flung places — from Antarctica to Ethiopia, the depths of the ocean to Pluto, back to the beginning of the universe and through Olympic history.Five years later, V.R. might not have taken off in the way many hoped it would, but it still has the potential to be …

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