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Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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9to5Mac shares an email sent to Apple employees by CEO Tim Cook announcing that the company has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.Team: For the past week, our thoughts have been with those affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. And...
Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Take action with Tearfund and Nudge

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Nudge is a new iOS app from Christian charity Tearfund. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, but presently only in the United Kingdom due to its focus on contacting members of the U.K. government to take action on various issues. Nudge is an app designed...
Take action with Tearfund and Nudge

Been meaning to tweet this one for a while. How crowdsourcing helped Haiti's relief efforts http://oreil.ly/aGm9kS Crowdflower rocks.

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Been meaning to tweet this one for a while. How crowdsourcing helped Haiti's relief efforts http://oreil.ly/aGm9kS Crowdflower rocks.

A Roundup of Techie Do-Gooders: How NYC Startups are Helping the Sandy Relief Effort

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Foursquare’s temporary HQ. (Photo: Twitter) Given recent events, Betabeat decided to forego our Rumor Roundup this week for a roundup of all the things startups are doing to help get New York back to normal following Hurricane Sandy. It didn’t take long for New York startups and techies to spring...
A Roundup of Techie Do-Gooders: How NYC Startups are Helping the Sandy Relief Effort
Crowdfunding for Sandy: Donations top $200k on Indiegogo

Facebook Gifts now available to everyone in the US with new wine and charity options

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Facebook announced today that its Facebook Gifts service is now available to everyone in the US, and that as part of its public rollout, the company has now enabled users to make charitable contributions to a number of non-profit partners. Starting today, users can donate to the Robin Hood Foundation’s...
Facebook Gifts now available to everyone in the US with new wine and charity options

Mobile phone data: the oil of the digital age

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When it comes to real-time data on the behavior of emerging markets, mobile phones might offer the best glimpse into this unpredictable and rapidly changing demographic, says Eric Tyler• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThree quarters of the world's more than six billion mobile phones are located...
Mobile phone data: the oil of the digital age

Airbnb Lights Up 'Neighbourhoods', Quartiers And Vecindarios In Europe

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Airbnb took a while to roll out its international businesses — for example, officially launching Airbnb.co.uk only in February 2012, despite being around since 2008. But in a sign of how Airbnb is focused on its wider business expansion, today the company began to promote its Neighborhoods feature, announced just four...
Airbnb Lights Up 'Neighbourhoods', Quartiers And Vecindarios In Europe

Hurricane Sandy Revealed Some Huge Problems Tech Founders Need To Start Solving

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This past weekend my wife and I tried to get involved with relief efforts for Sandy. We used Twitter and Facebook and found organizations who needed help, and found lists of supplies that were needed as well. We went from an Occupy Sandy center in Sunset Park to a drive...
Hurricane Sandy Revealed Some Huge Problems Tech Founders Need To Start Solving

Boulder startups band together, raising funds for wildfire relief efforts

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It’s not often that we get to write a feel-good story here on TNW, but when some of our own from the startup community band together to help overcome a disaster, the tale has to be told. Recently, when wildfires swept through Colorado, several families and companies close to the...
Boulder startups band together, raising funds for wildfire relief efforts

FEMA battles online misinformation with 'rumor control'

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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a "rumor control" section on its website to counter misinformation on social networks that has affected relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. "Fema.gov/sandy now has a RUMOR CONTROL section for misinformation," FEMA said in a Twitter message on Saturday. The move...
FEMA battles online misinformation with 'rumor control'

iTunes now accepting Red Cross donations for Superstorm Sandy aid

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Apple has activated a portal on its iTunes Store that allows users to give monetary donations directly to the American Red Cross, with the gifts going to relief efforts as those on the Eastern Seaboard cope with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy....
iTunes now accepting Red Cross donations for Superstorm Sandy aid

Discovering pages “similar to” ones that you like

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One of the great things about the web is choice. There’s a website out there for nearly everything, and sometimes there are many sites all dedicated to a single topic. But how can you find all the sites that are related to the subject that interests you? This week, we...
Discovering pages “similar to” ones that you like

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

Apple Gives $2.5 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Raises Additional "Millions" Via iTunes

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Apple is donating $2.5 million to Hurricane Sandy relief, according to an internal staff email obtained by 9t05Mac this morning. The lump sum donation is in addition to the company’s collection of monetary support from iTunes customers and Apple employees. Apple’s iTunes donations pass on 100 percent of their value...
Apple Gives $2.5 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Raises Additional "Millions" Via iTunes

US State Department to host Google+ 'Hangouts at State' series to discuss the nation's foreign policy

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The United States State Department is set to host its first Google+ Hangout as part of its “Hangouts at State” series. Beginning April 19, the agency will devote some time each month to discuss the country’s foreign policy on matters that the majority of Americans are concerned about. This month’s...
US State Department to host Google+ 'Hangouts at State' series to discuss the nation's foreign policy

4.35 Million Watch Chile Earthquake and Hawaii Tsunami Video Streams

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Yesterday video streaming site Ustream ran live video of local news broadcasts covering the earthquake in Chile and the ensuing Hawaii tsunami warning. Today Ustream announced that it has delivered 4.35 million streams related to the events.Some streams were news station broadcasts, but some were live streams from cell...
4.35 Million Watch Chile Earthquake and Hawaii Tsunami Video Streams

iTunes Store Now Accepting Donations for Superstorm Sandy Relief

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Apple has launched a new page on its iTunes Store allowing users to easily donate money to the American Red Cross toward Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. The donation page, which is accessible through the desktop iTunes Store as well as the iTunes and App Store apps on iOS, permits donations...
iTunes Store Now Accepting Donations for Superstorm Sandy Relief
Geeks to the rescue: NYC's tech community rallies together for Sandy relief

Tech companies pitch in to help in Sandy's wake

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In the wake of Sandy, technology companies are going all out when it comes to relief efforts. From text-message donations to cooperation in providing services to customers, recovery is under way. As the above photo of Hoboken, New Jersey, shows, help can't come soon enough. A little money goes...
Tech companies pitch in to help in Sandy's wake
Good Magazine's Social Media Platform Pivot: 'The Logical Next Step' For The 'Community That Gives A Damn'

Microsoft Launches HelpBridge, Lets You Alert Friends And Family When Disasters Strike

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When a disaster happens, chances are you want to get in touch with your loved ones as soon as possible, either to tell them that you’re fine or to make sure they are. To make this easier, Microsoft is launching HelpBridge today, a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows...
Microsoft Launches HelpBridge, Lets You Alert Friends And Family When Disasters Strike

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
iTunes now accepting donations for the American Red Cross Sandy relief efforts

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, FB, LNKD)

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Morning. News: Microsoft is testing its own smartphone hardware designs with Asian suppliers. All of power is going to be restored to Manhattan today, says ConEd. Meanwhile, startups employees in Manhattan are working wherever they can. Apple Maps has caused an international territorial dispute. A new version of Evernote for...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, FB, LNKD)

How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

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Our thoughts and concerns are with the greater Boston area on Friday, as the city remains on lockdown while law enforcement is conducting a manhunt for the second Boston Marathon suspect. (Ars founder Ken Fisher calls the city home, and Ars editor Jon Brodkin doesn’t live far away.) Unfortunately,...
How to donate online to charities supporting Boston bombing victims and first responders

Chile, nine days later

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Nine days after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people in south-central Chile, relief efforts were beginning to reach those in need, rescue missions became recovery missions, and rebuilding is already under way. In the days since the February 27th quake, nearly 150 aftershocks have been recorded, including thirteen above...
Chile, nine days later
In Oklahoma's time of crisis, Sparkrelief is working to unify relief efforts
Online Consignment Shop ThredUP Launches Digital Fundraising Platform Called "Groups," Now Raising Money For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Will You Use Your Phone to Donate to Chile?

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Mobile giving campaigns are already under way for relief efforts in Chile, which experienced a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake Saturday morning. Americans can text the word “CHILE” to one of several short codes to donate $10 to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army, among other groups, and can donate any...
Will You Use Your Phone to Donate to Chile?
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