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Facebook enables charitable contributions through Gifts platform

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Facebook today announced a new feature for the Facebook Gifts platform which enables users to make a charitable contribution in honor of friends or a family member. Facebook Gifts, launched in September, enables users to buy physical goods that can be sent to friends. The new feature allows users to send...
Facebook enables charitable contributions through Gifts platform
Reddit Donate launches for nonprofit crowdfunding: 'no gimmicks, no tricks, just buttons'

Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

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Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference next week, Google announced Friday it is lowering the fees for apps accessing its API from $4 per 1,000 map loads to $0.50 per 1,000 map loads. After years of offering free access, Google imposed fees and restrictions on third-party apps using Google...
Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies

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Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies is a post from Chris PirilloSeattle Net Tuesday is putting together a social mixer for techies and nonprofits in the Greater Seattle area. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Taphouse Grill in Bellevue. The...
Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies

Google grants $23 million to nonprofits in new award program

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The funds go to will go to philanthropic organizations tackling big global programs using novel applications of technology. [Read more]...
Google grants $23 million to nonprofits in new award program

Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network

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Today on The Official Google Blog, the company unveiled its next step for the Google Ideas think tank run by former ‘Twitterer in Chief’ of the State department Jared Cohen. In the post, Google announced it would be supporting the AVE (Against Violent Extremism), a new online network created...
Google Ideas helps launch counter-radicalization “Against Violent Extremism” network

Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

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Amazon.com’s lack of philanthropic involvement in its hometown of Seattle is getting renewed attention as The Seattle Times kicked off a 4-part series on the company today. Reporters Kristi Heim and Amy Martinez explore how the giant online retailer is a “virtual no-show in hometown philanthropy,” writing that the company is ”a...
Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

No More Talk: Hack Action Tackles the Value Proposition - A free innovation event for associations and nonprofits in DC http://bit.ly/bJSzbL

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No More Talk: Hack Action Tackles the Value Proposition - A free innovation event for associations and nonprofits in DC http://bit.ly/bJSzbL

Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

Online Education for Boomers

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Colleges, start-ups and nonprofits are rushing to tap a mix of Web services and software to open online educational ventures. One Silicon Valley start-up is teaming with UCLA to reach baby boomers looking to upgrade their skills....
Online Education for Boomers
Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google+ Follow Buttons

Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology

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Microsoft said Thursday that it will invest about $500 million over three years to fund YouthSpark, a program designed to give 300 million kids around the world opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have. Closing The "Opportunity Divide" Brad Smith, Microsoft's executive vice president for legal and corporate affairs, said in a...
Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology

Seattle Sushi at Hotel Max

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Seattle Sushi at Hotel Max is a post from Chris Pirillohttp://twitter.com/ChrisPirillo – Enjoyed a sashimi dish with twitter.com/HipsForHire at twitter.com/hotel_max this afternoon.Seattle Hotel DiscountsCaterpillar RollSeattle Geek WeekSeattle Wins Free Civic Apps Through Code for AmericaLove is in the Air for Apple FansSeattle Gum WallSeattle Dinner at Black PearlEvent for Seattle...
Seattle Sushi at Hotel Max

Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog) Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup

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Everywhere you look these days, people are attempting to start innovative businesses and nonprofits, working on putting team, product and financing together, and generally trying to change the world - or, at least, their world - through entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, I strongly suspect that the mortality rate of tech startups is...
10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup
Kiva Loaned Out $89 M. in 2011

Google releases Maps Engine Lite, making its custom mapping service available to consumers

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Google has released a beta version of Google Maps Engine Lite, a stripped-down version of its enterprise-focused mapmaking service that now caters to individuals. The new product, which currently only supports English, is built for mapping aficionados, as it has a limit on the amount of data that can be...
Google releases Maps Engine Lite, making its custom mapping service available to consumers

Curate Personal Data Online So You Stop Seeing Stupid Ads

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Consumers are beginning to accept that their data is being tracked, but not all data is useful to advertisers.  For them, the issue is ads that miss the mark. It's the difference between Reebok saying, "Hey, I noticed you live near a landfill, looking for sneakers?" or getting to the point: "I...
Curate Personal Data Online So You Stop Seeing Stupid Ads

PSA: Facebook Has One Billion Users, But The Top 25 Nonprofits Only Reach 32M Of Them

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Facebook today announced that it now has 1 billion monthly active users, but although it is a social network, that doesn’t mean that many on there are using it for social causes. Today the company said in a developer blog post that the top 25 nonprofits with Facebook Pages are...
PSA: Facebook Has One Billion Users, But The Top 25 Nonprofits Only Reach 32M Of Them
Crowdsourcing is creating the cloud filmmaking revolution

Cure.org helps you save kids across the world with your smartphone

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nonprofits are waking up to the benefits of having a mobile and social media strategy. Cure.org is on a mission to raise money for children in need, and is experimenting with a suite of mobile apps to draw attention...
Cure.org helps you save kids across the world with your smartphone
Google's One Today brings app store scale to charitable donating

Big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon

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Several of the big-six publishers are refusing to sign new annual contracts with Amazon. While that could result in their “buy” buttons being turned off, it is more likely for now that the feud will result in less promotion of big-six publishers’ titles on the site. The news was first...
Big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon

Supporting people with disabilities through outreach and accessibility tools

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Globally, there are approximately 285 million visually impaired people in the world—and each one of those people has networks of family and friends. Increasing the accessibility of products impacts not only the millions of people with disabilities, but also the lives of the people connected to them. It’s because of...
Supporting people with disabilities through outreach and accessibility tools

Google's One Today App Aims To Make Charitable Donations A More Social, And Frequent, Experience

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Today, Google quietly ushered in a new application built on top of its non-profit arm, Google.org. The app is called One Today, and it’s currently invite only for Android users at this time. The aim is to get people to donate $1 to different organizations, while getting the complete information...
Google's One Today App Aims To Make Charitable Donations A More Social, And Frequent, Experience

From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

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What do a former violent jihadist from Indonesia, an ex-neo-Nazi from Sweden and a Canadian who was held hostage for 15 months in Somalia have in common? In addition to their past experiences with radicalization, they are all also members of Against Violent Extremism (AVE), a new online network that...
From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

Google Testing One Today Philanthropic App That Donates $1 To Good Causes

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It's Android-only, U.S.-only for the moment, and uses Social Media to spread the word. From today, Google is testing a new philanthropic venture. One Today is a mobile app which allows users to give a dollar to a different good cause every day. Although the firm has said that...
Google Testing One Today Philanthropic App That Donates $1 To Good Causes
Patent troll that wants $1,000 per worker gets sued by Vermont A-G

Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

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Matthew Inman Webcomic artist Matthew Inman is known for his wicked and funny takes on modern life as The Oatmeal. But the Seattle resident made another mark in the tech world this year, by tapping into the power of crowdfunding to make a big impact — not once but twice....
Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

Google launches Campaigns, a progress bar on YouTube for nonprofits with video view goals

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Google has launched a new tool for its YouTube Nonprofit Program users called Campaigns. This acts as a progress bar that takes on the role of the ‘thermometer’ that nonprofits raising money have used for years to represent their progress toward a goal. This digital version can be used on...
Google launches Campaigns, a progress bar on YouTube for nonprofits with video view goals
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?