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How an IoT startup is tackling single-use plastic, one load of laundry at a time

Novek’s IoT-enabled vending machines help kiosk owners in Kenya sell washing powder in the quantities its shoppers can afford, without excess plastic packaging.

The art of crafting a tourism recovery that includes everyone

Costa Rica’s artisans are tapping the tourist market by going digital: “We’re women with quite a few years between us, but we’ve not given up and stopped learning,” says painter Luz Amparo Rodriguez.

Inside India’s digital revolution

The country’s digital transformation is being felt at all levels of the economy, says Mastercard’s Gautam Aggarwal: “It’s almost become the beacon for the rest of the world and showing to the rest of the world how to do it right.”

‘It takes a lot of strength to ask for help’: A conversation about veterans and mental health

A U.S. Army veteran now with Mastercard’s Data & Services team talks about the transition to civilian life and supporting mental wellbeing at work on the ‘Inside the Circle’ podcast.

Why medical billing fraud hurts our wallets — and harms our health

Health care data is more valuable to cybercriminals than your Social Security and credit card numbers on the black market. Here’s why, and what can be done about it.

Welcome to ... Electric Avenue?

In our In Tech roundup, a highway built for on-the-go electric vehicle charging, how scientists can use AI to speed up tsunami warnings, and a garage inventor brews a new fuel.