disaster relief

disaster relief

Twitter now comes in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, & Urdu
Crowdfunding for Sandy: Donations top $200k on Indiegogo

DARPA contest calls for driving robots

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DARPA's Robotics Challenge is a contest to design robots for disaster relief scenarios where humanoid robots will be able to enter dangerous areas so humans don't need to. [Read more]...
DARPA contest calls for driving robots

These New Robots Will Fill The US Military Of The Future

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Like it or not, robots are swiftly making their way deeper and deeper into battlefield operations. Though the airborne drone seems to take precedent, both in combat operations as well as media coverage, there are a few robots bubbling beneath the public consciousness that hardly anyone talks about. Here are...
These New Robots Will Fill The US Military Of The Future

DARPA's Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on water, help during disaster relief (video)

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A couple of months back, DARPA announced it'd been working on developing technologies to help during natural or "man-made" disasters, and this TEMP plan (Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform) included the addition of four key modular systems -- one of which was sea-delivery vehicles such as that monstrous one pictured...
DARPA's Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on water, help during disaster relief (video)

Google's disaster relief page for Chile: http://www.google.com/relief/chileearthquake/

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Google's disaster relief page for Chile: http://www.google.com/relief/chileearthquake/

How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

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This post is brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Grand Challenges Exploration. What’s This? For the private sector, making money isn’t enough anymore. It’s not enough for Walmart to have a market capitalization of $200 billion — more than the GDP of 147...
How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

Jack Dorsey Gives Everyone He Hires The Same Red Book

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When new employees start at Jack Dorsey's payments company, Square, they receive a welcome kit. The welcome kit comes in the form of a sleek black box. In it, there's a square-shaped pamphlet that explains "The Four Corners Of Square"--a set of principles for the company. There's also a Square...
Jack Dorsey Gives Everyone He Hires The Same Red Book

DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots

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SCHAFT's planned entry into DARPA's Grand Robotics Challenge. Yesterday, the Department of Defense's advanced research arm, DARPA, announced the details of its next grand challenge. Following up on its autonomous vehicle challenge, the research agency will now focus on robots that do need an operator. But these robots are...
DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots
Church of England to tweet Christmas sermons as part of holiday Twitter campaign
Crowdfunding will streamline aid for victims of Sandy and future disasters

NGOs Must Harness Social Media Beyond Disaster Relief

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NGOs Must Harness Social Media Beyond Disaster Relief

Using the Startup Process to Change Disaster Relief

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In early December a Supernova session entitled, How Startup Companies Can Change the World had presenters brainstorm ways to connect the technology industry with policy makers. Coupled with many of the discussions already taking place in the Gov. 2.0 movement, the session looked at how technologists can contribute to projects...
Using the Startup Process to Change Disaster Relief

Aid officials aim to use apps and Twitter as new tools in disaster relief

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Government will fund projects that explore how social networking technology can help rescue workSmartphone apps, video game technology and Twitter feeds are to be recruited to help survivors of disasters as part of a British government scheme aimed at making increased use of social networking technology in rescue work after...
Aid officials aim to use apps and Twitter as new tools in disaster relief

Omaze Raises $1 Million So Regular People Can Experience Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities For $5

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A few years ago, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins attended a charity event. Magic Johnson was auctioning off a chance to play basketball with him and, even though Pohlson and Cummins are big fans of his, they couldn't participate in the raffle. "It was our dream experience, but it was...
Omaze Raises $1 Million So Regular People Can Experience Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunities For $5
Here's how to donate to the American Red Cross
Head of Google.org Shona Brown leaving to advise nonprofits and startups

Twitpay Sells for $100K, Will Be Used for Charity Fundraising

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Twitpay, a service that facilitates payments by users that publicly state who they want to send money to on Twitter, has been bought for $100,000 by investors led by Acculynk CEO Ashish Bahl and Morgan Keegan investment banker Keith Meyers, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The exclusive acquisition story...
Twitpay Sells for $100K, Will Be Used for Charity Fundraising
#NYTechResponds: Hacking disaster relief after Hurricane Sandy
Google Launches Its Third Year Of Earth Developer Grants For Maps That Help Nonprofits Accomplish A Mission

How Facebook and Twitter changed disaster relief

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Thanks to social networks, grassroots relief efforts scaled quickly and efficiency in Sandy's aftermath, giving them a presence in many places that overshadowed even the established aid agencies. FORTUNE -- Here's to Andy Wandilak, the owner of Two Boots Pizza in Park Slope Brooklyn. On the day Hurricane Sandy decimated...
How Facebook and Twitter changed disaster relief
Palantir's terrorist-tracking technology used for Hurricane Sandy relief
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