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It’s Friday and therefore time to round up some of the things you may have missed this week with what we like to call Weekend Reading.
Firstly a plug for the U.S. finals for the Imagine Cup, taking place this weekend. At Imagine Cup, student teams compete to find solutions to the most important challenges facing the world today. This year’s competition is focused on how we can help achieve the eight United Nations Millennium goals, which include tackling hunger, improving primary education, achieving gender equality, and securing environmental sustainability. The competition is inspirational: in addition to taking on these important problems it also helps nurture the future science and technology talent the world badly needs. We’re reporting extensively from the U.S. finals, held in Washington, D.C., beginning with this story about the need for more science, technology and math training in the United States. We’ll have more stories and videos on the Microsoft News Center and the blog over the weekend and into Monday when the results are announced. You can also follow @microsoft on Twitter for the latest news and information. Then, for the winners, it is on to Poland for the world finals in July.
Looking back over the rest of the week:
I also wanted to highlight a couple of interesting articles I read this week:
And remember if you are looking at booking your summer travel why not try using the fare predictor from the fareologists at Bing Travel.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Posted by Dominic Carr
Director, Microsoft News Center