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 Challenge Enables Unprecedented Access to Data and Tools from Leading Companies to Generate New Climate Solutions


NEW YORK -Friday, March 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data, and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global leader in data storage technologies and solutions, announced a partnership today to launch the “Data for Climate Action” challenge.

Data for Climate Action is an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change. Data scientists, researchers, and innovators from around the world are encouraged to apply and submit their proposals at DataForClimateAction.org by 10 April 2017.

“Driving effective action on climate change requires not only climate data, but also rich information about human behavior,” said Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Globa ... Read more »

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 Latest expansion in Dubai, Djibouti, and Nairobi will provide additional redundancy and reliability for greater Internet connectivity in the Middle East and Africa 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, DJIBOUTI & NAIROBI, Kenya -Friday, March 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today a significant buildout of its global IPv4 and IPv6 network throughout several regions in the Middle East and Africa.

In response to increased global traffic, Hurricane Electric is redundantly building its network into both Equinix Dubai and the Djibouti Data Center. Both sites will have connections directly to Europe and Asia, as well as within the region. Hurricane Electric will also be expanding its global Internet backbone into East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi with links both to the north and the south, to further the reach of its network into Africa. At the end of this expa ... Read more »

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 Increases another 30 places over last year

 

MCLEAN, Va. -Friday, March 10th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Ranking at No. 26 this year, Hilton increased its position by 30 places since 2016.

“As a business of people serving people, our Team Members are truly at the heart of our success,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president & CEO, Hilton. “We are proud to support our Team Members in both their personal and professional lives, as a part of our commitment to being the most hospitable company in the world.”

Each year, Fortune partners with Great Place to Work® to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. The selection process includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about company practic ... Read more »

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