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August 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM

From Microsoft to Africa: Ashesi campus opens

It took a bit longer than expected, but the university in Ghana started a decade ago by a visionary Microsoft engineer finally has its own campus. Ashesi University is moving from rented space in the city of Accra to a 100-acre suburban campus formally opening Saturday. A contingent of supporters from the U.S. — many with Microsoft…

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June 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM

E3: Sony apologizes, touts PS3 exclusives, a TV and PS Vita

LOS ANGELES — Jack Tretton, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, started out Sony’s E3 press conference by acknowledging the elephant in the room. That would be the massive outage and security attack on the PlayStation Network. Tretton apologized to consumers and industry partners and said the network is now more than 90…

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September 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Microsoft vet’s Ashesi University starts new Africa campus

After seven years in rented buildings in Ghana, Ashesi University broke ground on a new campus that’s largely funded by donations from Microsoft alumni. The school was started by former Windows engineer Patrick Awuah, whose long-term goal is to start an Ivy League of private schools to train future leaders of Africa. It took longer than…

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