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Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship

The Reuters Digital Vision Program (RDVP) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for the 2006-07 academic year. The deadline is April 3. The Digital Vision Program generates some great projects and ideas on technology for social enterprise – and of course also a blog.

A new measure of economic development?

Tokyo had Godzilla; New York had King Kong. But will Beijing ever be taken seriously as a great world city before it is destroyed by a giant monster?

Imagethief's post is a lot of fun, and we discover that, among others:

Somalia’s resolve

To move cash the few score miles between Mogadishu, Somalia's lawless official capital, and Jowhar, the seat of its transitional government, a local money-vendor has to pay $6,000. For that he gets an armoured lorry, 30 gunmen and three “technicals” — jeeps with heavy machineguns. What he doesn't get is insurance or any recourse to a state authority if his gunmen are killed, for state authority does not exist. But the money vendor still moves the cash, if the amount is big enough, and still makes a profit.


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