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3-D Printed Gun Maker Speaks Out at SXSW: They're Real, And They're Not Going Away

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There’s been a fair amount of attention on 3-D printing this week at SXSW, and most of it wasn’t focused on guns. Until today. Cody Wilson, a law student at University of Texas and founder of a non-profit organization called Defense Distributed, spoke today about his process for 3-D printing...
3-D Printed Gun Maker Speaks Out at SXSW: They're Real, And They're Not Going Away

Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

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The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, admitting...
Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

After employees opt to be paid in Bitcoin, the Internet Archive asks for donations in the digital currency

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The Internet Archive on Thursday made a bold announcement: the organization is considering giving all its employees the option to be paid in Bitcoin. The move is apparently in response to employees asking to be paid in the digital currency, as soon as this April. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital...
After employees opt to be paid in Bitcoin, the Internet Archive asks for donations in the digital currency

Firefox Gets Social with Facebook

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Today, we’re excited to announce that Firefox is getting social with Facebook Messenger for Firefox, which is built on a new Social API for the Web. Firefox is the Web browser of choice for hundreds of millions of people worldwide and as social sites have become a key part of...
Firefox Gets Social with Facebook
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If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

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Boston’s new hack/reduce collaborative is looking for big data hackers. The goal of this non-profit organization is to foster a bigger, um, big data community in the Cambridge-Boston nexus. Applications to join are due Oct. 14. “We want to build a community and innovation around big data to make Boston a leader...
If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Lean In' Organization As A 'Global Community' For Working Women

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This morning Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg officially launched “Lean In,” a non-profit organization aimed at creating a global community that encourages women to continue to be active and ambitious in their careers even as they start families. The launch comes less than a week before Sandberg’s highly anticipated book, Lean...
Sheryl Sandberg Launches 'Lean In' Organization As A 'Global Community' For Working Women

OLPC XO-3 tablet delayed until design is finalized

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Shipment of the XO-3 tablet has been delayed as One Laptop Per Child finalizes the design and seeks partners to make the product, said the non-profit organization's founder and chairman Nicholas Negroponte on Tuesday....
OLPC XO-3 tablet delayed until design is finalized

Wikimedia Starts Hunt for New Executive Director

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects, said Wednesday it had enlisted m/Oppenheim Associates to help in a global search for an executive director to replace Sue Gardner, who is leaving to pursue Internet activism projects. The Foundation hopes to have the new hire...
Wikimedia Starts Hunt for New Executive Director

HackDay comes back to Miami as the "X-Prize" of hackathons, hopes to launch startups

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Miami will welcome its second HackDay on December 8th-9th 2012, the HackDay Foundation announced today. According to its organizers, this new edition significantly raises the bar when it comes to prizes and goals. As you may know, the HackDay Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on running a series of international hackathons...
HackDay comes back to Miami as the "X-Prize" of hackathons, hopes to launch startups
Demand Media expands domain registrar with Name.com purchase

Crowdsourced legislation goes online in Finland

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Who makes laws? In most of the democratic world, that’s the sole preserve of elected governments. But in Finland, technology is about to make democracy significantly more direct. Earlier this year, the Finnish government enabled something called a “citizens’ initiative”, through which registered voters can come up with new laws...
Crowdsourced legislation goes online in Finland
FTC says Facebook lied about app-security program
Internet Archive beefs up its free software museum

Internet Archive updates Wayback Machine to cover 240b URLs from 1996-2012, totaling 5PB of data

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The Internet Archive has updated its Wayback Machine with a significant bump in coverage: the service has gone from 150,000,000,000 URLs to having 240,000,000,000 URLs, a total of about 5 petabytes of data. More specifically, the Wayback Machine now covers the Web from late 1996 to December 9, 2012. Why...
Internet Archive updates Wayback Machine to cover 240b URLs from 1996-2012, totaling 5PB of data

LibreOffice developers demo collaborative editing prototype

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A group of LibreOffice developers have added experimental real-time collaborative editing capabilities to the open source office suite. The feature allows multiple users to work on the same document simultaneously over the Internet. The collaborative editing functionality was implemented by grafting Telepathy to LibreOffice. Telepathy is an open source...
LibreOffice developers demo collaborative editing prototype

Rivals AMD and ARM unite, summon others to become 'heterogeneous'

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Rumors of a hook-up between AMD and ARM have been circulating ever since someone coined the phrase "the enemy of Intel is my friend." As of today, however, that alliance is real and cemented in the form of the HSA Foundation -- a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the...
Rivals AMD and ARM unite, summon others to become 'heterogeneous'

Samsung Under Watch for China Labor Practices

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Samsung Electronics Co. is in the spotlight about its labor practices in China. New York-based non-profit organization China Labor Watch said in a report on Dec. 14 that its investigations found that HTNS Shenzhen Co. Ltd., a company that assembles mobile phones for Samsung in China, allegedly employed girls under...
Samsung Under Watch for China Labor Practices

Please Rob Me – list of twitter users who are not home

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Please Rob Me – list of twitter users who are not home

Get Ready For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour: July 6 – July 12

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Hot on the heels of the TechCrunch Philadelphia Mini Meetup, I can’t help but look forward to what’s next: a full-scale tour of the Southeast. We’re hitting Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and Greenville, in that order between July 6 and July 12. Yep, it’s going to be quite the road...
Get Ready For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour: July 6 – July 12

Startup Canada Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build A Resource Network For Canadian Entrepreneurs

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Startup Canada, a non-profit organization founded by Victoria Lennox and Cyprian Szalankiewicz, today debuted a $100,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding effort to try and raise money for building an online resource to help entrepreneurs across Canada gain access to crucial support and resources as they build their businesses. The platform, called Startup Canada Connect, will offer resources,...
Startup Canada Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Build A Resource Network For Canadian Entrepreneurs
Growing digital sales helped the music industry increase revenue for the first time since 1999

French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article

blog.wikimedia.fr
Wikimedia France strongly condemns pressure on Wikipedia sysop by French homeland intelligence agency (DCRI)   Lire en français   Paris, Saturday 6 April 2013 − In early March, the DCRI (Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur) contacted the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which hosts Wikipedia. They claimed that an article on...
French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article

Wikipedia and other sites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation now get 500m unique visitors each month

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More than 500 million unique visitors now access Wikipedia and other websites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation, including Wikibooks, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, on a monthly basis. Data collected from the comScore Media Metrix shows that unique visitors across the network of sites increased to 517 million last month, breaking...
Wikipedia and other sites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation now get 500m unique visitors each month

OLPC Brings Tablet Capability to Aging XO Laptop With Touchscreen

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One Laptop Per Child is redesigning its venerable XO-1.75 laptop, by adding a touchscreen, the non-profit organization said in a blog post late last week....
OLPC Brings Tablet Capability to Aging XO Laptop With Touchscreen
DVD playback: how VLC does what Windows 8 can't

Mozilla's First State of the Internet Report: Firefox's Worldwide Market Share Near 30%

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Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser, just published its first quarterly State of the Internet report. With over 350 million users worldwide, Mozilla collects a lot of interesting data and the organization decided to start sharing more of this data in these quarterly reports. Firefox's worldwide market...
Mozilla's First State of the Internet Report: Firefox's Worldwide Market Share Near 30%

One Laptop per Child is working on hybrid tablet/computer device, scheduled for early 2013 launch

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One Laptop per Child (OLPC) will launch a new device known as ‘XO-4 Touch,’ the non-profit organization confirmed today. As you may remember, OLPC’s mission is to make affordable laptops accessible to children all around the world. According to OLPC, the XO-4 Touch will be part laptop, part tablet; as a matter of...
One Laptop per Child is working on hybrid tablet/computer device, scheduled for early 2013 launch
Internet Archive starts accepting Bitcoin donations for employee pay

Mobile industry-backed App Quality Alliance launches its Quality App Directory for developers

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App Quality Alliance (AQuA), the non-profit organization backed by some of the major players from mobile, has launched what it’s calling the “first ever quality app directory.” Just to recap, AQuA emerged from the ashes of The Unified Testing Initiative back in August, as it sought a “deeper commitment to...
Mobile industry-backed App Quality Alliance launches its Quality App Directory for developers
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