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Group Behind Copyright Alert System Had Its Company Status Revoked Group Behind Copyright Alert System Had Its Company Status Revoked

Earlier this year, a big hoopla was made about the Center for Copyright Information and its Copyright Alert System, otherwise known as “Six Strikes”. In short, those caught downloading pirated content on BitTorrent would be sent warnings that soon turned …

YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here

PayPal’s official blog has just announced that the YMCA is the first non-profit organization to use its new Paypal Here platform to accept donations. PayPal Here, similar to Square’s Card Reader system, charges a 2.7% fee on all transactions, as …

Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct …

Mobile App for Volunteers Released Mobile App for Volunteers Released

Cabot Creamery, best known as the makers of “The World’s Best Cheddar” has developed a mobile app for volunteers. Reward Volunteers, created in conjunction with Chalo Inc., is the world’s first app designed to allow volunteers to log their hours, …

Internet Archive Turns To Books Internet Archive Turns To Books
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Keeping track of the history of the Internet is a task that has fallen at the feet of Archive.org, and they do an fantastic job of preserving where the Internet has been and how many of the popular sites we …

Yahoo Launches New Ad Unit with Charity Contest

Yahoo is launching a new Yahoo Mail ad unit called "Tandem," to be reserved for "the most creative" non-profit campaign. The company has partnered with the Ad Council to launch the initiative, which it refers to as "Create for a Cause."

A Search Engine Marketing Challenge
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A few search engine marketers have come together to present the SEM Challenge, which is described as a project for the search engine marketing community to use their online skills to make a real difference in the offline world.

The initiative is working with charity organization FORGE, which works with displaced communities in Africa. The challenge itself is to meet their budget gap of $100,000 through a pro-bono SEM campaign designed to increase awareness and donations.

Google Foundation Financially Well-To-Do

Compound interest can be an amazing thing – money just sort of grows out of whatever amount a person or company originally deposited.  If, for example, an organization started out with $85 million, it could earn a fresh $4 million in a year’s time.  And that appears to be exactly what the Google Foundation did.