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3 things SoundCloud should do to stay afloat

  • SoundCloud gave music fans quite a scare last month when it laid off nearly half of its staff – people thought the indie music platform was going to go belly up in a matter of weeks. Luckily, it got a new lease of life last week when it scored a $170 million investment that should help keep the lights on for a good while. The deal also mandated that CEO Alexander Ljung would be replaced by Vimeo exec Kerry Trainor; Ljung will stay on as chairman of the board, and Trainor will be joined by Vimeo’s Michael Weissman in the…

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How online gaming is being used to spread peace in South Sudan

  • South Sudan is Afrika’s newest country. Before it’s split from Sudan after three years of civil war, and after its independence, it continues to endure war and famine which is compounded by drought. The famine in South Sudan persists to this day with the United Nations (UN) reporting that the number of people, many of whom rely on refugee camps, who are struggling to find food each day has grown from 4,9 million in February 2017 to 6 million in June 2017. The world’s youngest country has also not known peace since its birth, on 8 August 2017 the first batch of…

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