Tag: Microsoft

How these global top 100 companies remain winners during the COVID-19 pandemic

The global top 100 companies have continued to outperform industry peers even amid the market volatility caused by Covid-19. Microsoft, Apple Netflix and Tesla are amongst those who have seen increased market capitalisation during Covid-19, joining CNBC Africa for more is Alice Tomdio, Director of Capital Markets at PwC Nigeria.

Microsoft: Secure collaborations key to advancing digital learning in Africa

Today as more and more people across the continent are required to stay home due to government lock-down interventions, we are seeing a massive shift towards remote learning. As we adjust to the new normal and governments take the much needed next steps towards safely re-opening the economies and adopting possible return to school strategies, blended learning will play a key role. Angela Nganga, Microsoft Education Lead for North, West, East and Southern Africa, Levant and Pakistan Countries joins CNBC Africa for more.

The business book billionaire Bill Gates wants you to read right now

“In my experience, it is rare to find one that really captures what it’s like to build and operate an organization or that has tips you could really put into practice,” says billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Bill Gates: ‘I wish I had done more’ to warn world about pandemic danger

Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he wishes he had “done more” to warn the world about the potential dangers of a global pandemic before coronavirus became one of the biggest public health issues in decades.

Coronavirus updates: China reports 8 new cases, wife of Canadian PM tests positive

Global cases: At least 125,288, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization

Why Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey and other major tech figures are suddenly interested in Africa

“Africa similarly presents some fundamental leapfrog opportunities that have been unlocked through the use of mobile phones and other technology platforms,”, says Jim Breyer, an early Facebook investor.

Bill Gates: This book was so good, ‘I stayed up with it until 3 a.m.’—then gifted it to 50 friends

The holiday season is a perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving, but choosing what to give your loved ones can be stressful. But you can’t really go wrong with books — especially the ones recommended by Bill Gates

Op-ed: Why China’s video surveillance should be viewed as a cautionary tale for democracies around the world

Thanks to a burgeoning electronic surveillance industry, a grim high-tech future is slowly unfolding that could’ve been written by George Orwell himself
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