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Social Litigation to Produce Societal Change

By | Apr 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm

“We’re not anti-police, we’re anti-police brutality,” said Reverend Al Sharpton; right at the center of the social litigation debate and one of the most gripping debates in the country today: the role of police in society.  The technology world is wading into the battle:…

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San Jose

Walkzee Selected to Exhibit at 2015 Collision Conference

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last we heard of San Jose based walkzee they were trying to close out their Kickstarter campaign to fund their online platform that connects shelter dogs with human walking buddies. They successfully fulfilled their campaign on March 3, successfully raising $28,999 from 494 backers. The…

Social Good

The Environmental Benefits of Remote Work

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Are you working from home on Earth Day? If so, consider your remote work a little contribution to the health of the environment. Flexjobs recently released data on the environmental benefits of remote work, including case studies of Xerox, Dell, and Aetna. Because remote workers…

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Miami

How do you Change the Nature of Corrections for Inmates?

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

A few years back Ryan Shapiro had a friend whose mother was arrested and taken to Rikers Island Prison in New York City. No doubt, the situation was stressful, especially when it came to making payments to his mother. His friend had to wait…

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DC

Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youth

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

On Friday morning I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast panel where the focus was service and technology. More specifically, the aim was to open a discussion about how to leverage technology to create interest and opportunities in promoting a year of service…

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The Most Sustainable Tech Companies in the World

By | Jan 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

The Global 100, a ranking of the most sustainable corporations in the world, was released last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This annual ranking has been compiled by Corporate Knights Capital since 2005 and judges corporations on 12 metrics: Energy productivity:…

News

DC

Women in Tech: Elizabeth Vandenburg from Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club (GEMS)

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

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Posiba Gives Nonprofits Access to Big-Picture, Macro Data

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Fact: individuals are the biggest contributors to charities. They give about $220 billion in the US alone, but are still behind governments which contribute in the trillions. However, individual donors tend to outpace foundations on a scale of five to one. If that statistic…

Communication

Acorn Hours Makes it Easy for Students to Track Community Service

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

I don’t think anyone would doubt that giving back to your community has a positive impact on both the givers and receivers and is something that should be encouraged at a young age.  Many high schools require some sort of community service for students to graduate, but…

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Atlanta

New Story: Writing a New Chapter of Tech and Social Good

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

Founded in September 2014, New Story is leveraging technology for social good. Using their transparent crowdfunding platform, the New Story community has been able to fund two new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti: these families have been living in…

Health

PrayerSpark Addresses the Largest Underserved Market in the World: “The Rise of the Nones”

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

Michael Feder was watching the news scroll when Nelson Mandela went into the hospital about a year and a half ago: “We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family,” came the plea….

Politics/Government

How Technology is Impacting Government Transparency

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Technology and innovation are always large catalysts of change, but these changes tend to happen in the private sector first. More recently, however, these changes can be seen within government. Millions of dollars have been invested in civic technology in recent years. According to…

Entertainment

Send Holiday Cheer Through a Video Greeting with Congrats

By | Dec 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to share what you’re thankful for, and spread love and cheer to loved ones near and far. This year, technology is giving us new ways to connect virtually, including new apps such as Congrats and social media platforms…

Entrepreneur

SelfSpark Founder James Norris Demystifies the Science of Lifehacking

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

The best part of interviewing James Norris, founder of Self Spark and myriad startups around the world before this current venture, is that I left our conversation feeling more organized and confident in achieving my to-do list! How did he do that? Read on…

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