Bright Ideas for a Bright Future

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Kenya, Kokete, 2012.
Rural and poor families use solar energy lights to use at night while being far of the main grid of government power.

A Monster Invasion
1. Mind Candy | U.K.

Never heard of MoshiMonsters.com? Then you're obviously not a parent of a 6-to-12-year-old. The social-gaming website for kids, where players (with parents' permission) adopt and virtually care for pet monsters with names such as Luvli and Furi, has attracted 65 million users worldwide, up from 50 million a year ago. It was created by Michael Acton Smith, a London-based entrepreneur who is turning Moshi Monsters into an entertainment juggernaut. His company, Mind Candy, has granted 130 licenses to turn its stable of more than 200 characters into everything from...

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