All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Charity’

Win a Date with Tim Cook, and by ‘Win’ We Mean ‘Pay $50,000′

Are you pissed off about something that Apple’s doing? Want to get your iPhone 5 signed? Want to congratulate the head of a major tech company on a job well done? Well, here’s your chance. Charity auction site Charitybuzz is currently hosting an auction to buy a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. It is an auction, so there’s …

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Watch Seth Rogen Break Bad [Video]

Seth Rogen stars in a new video appearing on Funny Or Die called “Seth Rogen = Worst Person in the World”. The video features Rogen “breaking bad” after deciding that doing something charitable means he never has to do anything good again. As an added bonus, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston makes an appearance. The video is a promotion for …

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Google Posts Tech Talk About Saving Lives

Oxford University Fellow Toby Ord recently gave a Google Tech Talk called “How Many Lives Can You Save? — Taking Charity Seriously”. Google has now made the talk available for all to watch via YouTube. It’s about an hour long, so set aside a bit of time before you begin your viewing. Here’s the abstract: People admire doctors and rescue …

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Zuckerberg, Brin Among ‘Most Generous Donors’ of 2012

In a recent list of America’s “Most Generous Donors,” tech comes out very well. The list comes to us from The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a magazine devoted to tracking to world of nonprofits. Mark Zuckerberg and his new wife Priscilla Chan rank #2 on the list after donating nearly $500 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Zuckerberg made the …

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Zuckerberg Gives $500M in Facebook Stock to Charity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently in the Christmas spirit. A few hours ago, he announced the he was donating a hefty amount to a local charity. That donation is coming in the form of Facebook stock – a boatload of it. “Today, in order to lay the foundation for new projects, we’ve made a contribution of 18 million Facebook …

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Facebook Powerball Hoax Guy Says It Was Just a Social Experiment, No Harm No Foul

The guy that shopped a Powerball ticket earlier this month and duped millions of people into thinking he would split his winnings is finally speaking about the hoax. Nolan Daniels, a software developer, says that he never shared or liked any likebait posts and never asked anyone to – until he logged on to Facebook to see a surprising number …

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E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity

If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via Leanpub, “The Startup Chef” currently sports 75 recipes from people all over the tech spectrum. It’s the work of YouTube’s …

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Google Launches Global Impact Awards

Google announced the launch of the Global Impact Awards today. These are designed to support organizations “using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest human challenges,” Google says. “From real-time sensors that monitor clean water to DNA barcoding that stops wildlife trafficking, our first round of awards provides $23 million to seven organizations changing the world,” Google’s …

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Chilling Mad World Rendition Loses One Child Singer Every 3 Seconds

Tears for Fears’ 1982 classic “Mad World” is a great song no matter how you arrange it. The new-wave hit was popular in its time, but gained a new level of notoriety when it was covered for the 2001 film Donnie Darko. It’s a powerful song on it own, but it’s hard to imagine the song used in a more …

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Epic Meal Time Cooks Epic Meal for Soup Kitchen

Some of our favorite extreme eaters, the folks at Epic Meal Time, have just posted a new video and it details their latest calorie-dense cooking event – a giant meal for the needy. They cooked the epic meal for Someone Cares, a California soup kitchen that has served the needy 300 meals a day for the past 20 years. It’s …

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Nick Offerman Helps You Battle the Movember Moustache Blues

Growing a manly moustache is not for the weak-willed or the faint of heart. A full, robust stache only comes natural to a select few – most of us have to wade through trying times of thin, sparse, in-between staches when it seems like the best thing would be to give up. Nick Offerman knows your pain. Well, not personally …

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

As many Americans are still struggling to fully recover, or in some cases start to recover, from the devastating storm that hit the east coast a couple of weeks ago, Apple has made a pledge to one of the leading relief organizations for the cause. 9to5Mac reports that Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross for the …

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