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Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

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When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn’t get much bigger than Sun Microsystems back in its heyday, while it was under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy. So you can imagine that it was a bit of a culture shock for...
Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

Kicksaver Lets You Be Someone’s Last Minute Funding Hero

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The web is awash with Kickstarter success stories. I mean, just look at the success of the TikTok! or Double Fine! or the Pebble! To the casual observer, it may well seem like Kickstarter is something of an Entrepreneur’s Eden, where every last person with a big idea and...
Kicksaver Lets You Be Someone’s Last Minute Funding Hero

Cartoon: Snarktivism

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The #stopkony phenomenon of that last week has triggered a passionate debate over philanthropy and advocacy - from whether "awareness-raising" is a useful goal or one that saps energy and attention from the harder but more important work of building lasting change; to whether steering scarce resources and attention to...
Cartoon: Snarktivism

The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week

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About a week after posting a call for donations to fund a Tesla Museum on Long Island, the goal has been surpassed by $20,000. He announced the plan last week in a post entitled “Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum” and it looks like his dream – and ours –...
The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week

Bronies Raising $40,000 to Name an Alligator 'Gummy'

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Sure why not. (Photo: Equestria Daily) Though members of the brony community are no strangers to drama, once united in the name of friendship and rainbows and glitter, they can be a powerful force for good. Now, fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are channeling their...
Bronies Raising $40,000 to Name an Alligator 'Gummy'

Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft

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Last night's 60 Minutes gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges,...
Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft
'Tis the season: Google's unique Seattle-born G-Give charity program raising thousands this week

Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money

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Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,000 people give $25 microloans to help those in need start farms and general...
Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money
Google's "Develop for Good" hackathon winners tackle environment, human rights

Amazon beats Apple, Disney, Google and everyone else for top corporate reputation

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Amazon says its mission is to be “Earth’s most customer-centric company,” and it looks like it’s working. The new king of corporate reputation, edging out last year’s leader, Apple, in the latest Harris Poll measuring the “Reputation Quotient” of the most visible companies among the American public. Google, which held the top...
Amazon beats Apple, Disney, Google and everyone else for top corporate reputation
“You’re Nuts!” Why--And How--Impact Makers Gives Away All Its Profits

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Gates Foundation’s Tweets reveal passive, insular global health community

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Guest Post: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is hosting a number of events today in anticipation of the opening of the philanthropy’s new public visitor center. Social media, and media in general, will play a big role in it. If they use Twitter or Facebook to tell people about it,...
Gates Foundation’s Tweets reveal passive, insular global health community

xprize: The NY Times calls X PRIZE the "best-known new example of incentive awards" in this article about prize philanthropy http://nyti.ms/9EJHj4

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xprize: The NY Times calls X PRIZE the "best-known new example of incentive awards" in this article about prize philanthropy http://nyti.ms/9EJHj4

I Was Supposed To Go To 8 Parties Last Night But I Only Made It To 6...

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Given the quality of speakers at the World Economic Forum, you may be under the impression that people go for the content. They don't. The content is a interesting diversion, for those with spare time, but the real reason companies happily shell out up to $600,000+ per year to...
I Was Supposed To Go To 8 Parties Last Night But I Only Made It To 6...

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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We’re busy gearing up for next week’s paidContent Live conference, which will take place at the Time and Life Building on Wednesday, April 17. In case you missed our announcements, we’ve added a few exciting, last-minute speakers to the lineup, including self-publishing phenom Tim Ferriss. Tickets are selling fast: Register today...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

The Friday question: which developer would YOU give $1m to and why?

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Cult developer Double Fine productions has just raised over a million dollars in Kickstarter funds for its next game. Who would you fund in this way, and what would you like them to make?It is, of course, the feel-good story of the year so far. Veteran developer Tim Schafer didn't...
The Friday question: which developer would YOU give $1m to and why?

TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan

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TripAdvisor is putting up $250,000 of its own money to allow 10,000 people who leave a review on its site to allocate a $25 Kiva microloan to a fledgling entrepreneur in the country they visited. It could encourage people to use TripAdvisor while getting them hooked on philanthropy so they...
TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan
Q&A: Why Microsoft is pouring money into youth programs

Bill Gates on how better technology will help eradicate Polio

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A few months ago, Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg announced that they would be teaming up to put an end to polio. Via this op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, the pair discussed the importance of applying the rules of a successful business to the world of philanthropy. They said that...
Bill Gates on how better technology will help eradicate Polio

In Wake Of Oklahoma Tragedy, Philanthropy Goes Social

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Getty Images Social media's reaction to the Oklahoma disaster quickly turned to crowd-funding relief efforts. Fundly CEO Dave Boyce joins digits with a look at what philanthropy looks like now....
In Wake Of Oklahoma Tragedy, Philanthropy Goes Social
MIT and Harvard say open-source edX can educate a billion people
Pro-slacktivism: Why you should embrace being an armchair warrior (video)

Great @nytimes story on the aspects of philanthropy for incentive prizes citing @xprize as best example http://nyti.ms/cfw1fd

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Great @nytimes story on the aspects of philanthropy for incentive prizes citing @xprize as best example http://nyti.ms/cfw1fd

Why Google's African broadband initiative isn't about philanthropy

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One of the things that makes Google such an interesting company is that it often embarks on projects that have an altruistic bent, but that are also designed to be long-term boosters to the company's bottom line. For example, making Android free to manufactures to use wasn't just a way...
Why Google's African broadband initiative isn't about philanthropy

9 Ways to Do Good With 5 Minutes or $25

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Social media can be a huge boon for non-profits, NGOs and causes. Many are finding ways to let folks help those in need with small actions and donations. Here are nine ways you can make a difference in people’s lives with just a few minutes of your time or...
9 Ways to Do Good With 5 Minutes or $25
Mutual Funds For Non-Profits: Bright Funds Wants To Be The Vanguard For Charitable Giving

Michael Moritz is not ready to retire

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The recently knighted Silicon Valley venture capitalist talks about investing, which companies are exciting now, and Sequoia's reputation. FORTUNE -- Michael Moritz, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, recently became Sir Michael, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his promotion of British economic interests and his philanthropy, including a large...
Michael Moritz is not ready to retire

Why We Give

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In early 2008, Epic Advertising was going through a lot of changes and looking at how its marketing efforts could have a global impact in nontraditional ways. While it didn't have a lot of extra money, one area it did want to focus on was philanthropy. Mike Sprouse explains how...
Why We Give

Can The Crowd Be More Patient?

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One of the most noticeable changes to the VC business over the past decade is the movement of investment allocation from capital and time intensive sectors like biotech and clean tech to capital efficient and fast moving sectors like internet and mobile. This makes total sense if you think about...
Can The Crowd Be More Patient?
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