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Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Bill Gates Outgive Several Major Countries to Fight Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, Bill Gates Outgive Several Major Countries to Fight Ebola

By Mike Tuttle October 26, 2014

According to a report from Business Insider, three of America’s tech giants are out-giving several major countries in the fight against Ebola. We reported here about Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledging $25 million to fight Ebola on the front …

Bill Gates: Google's Balloons Won't Help Dying Kids Bill Gates: Google's Balloons Won't Help Dying Kids
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Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and beam access down to people on the ground. Google knows that it’s an ambitious program. …

Simpson's Co-Creator Giving Away His Fortune Simpson's Co-Creator Giving Away His Fortune

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Sam Simon’s name has been in The Simpson’s credits as executive producer since 1993. It was a savvy business move on his part, which kept the money from the series he created with Matt Groening coming in. His take for …

John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94 John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94

Hotel developer and philanthropist John. Q. Hammons has died at the age of 94. According to a statement released by Hammons’ company, he died “peacefully” at his home in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday. Hammons grew up in Fairview, Missouri and …

Zuckerberg, Brin Among Most Generous Donors of 2012 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 …

Bill Gates Is Better Than Batman Bill Gates Is Better Than Batman
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Frugal Dad brings us the daily infographic about the numerous lives that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has saved since he turned to charity work. It’s called “Redefining Action Hero: Bill Gates is Better than Batman.” Frugal Dad had this to …

Google Gives Back. A Lot. Google Gives Back. A Lot.

Google took a moment today to update everybody with the fact that they are awesome. And by awesome, I mean they’re big-time philanthropy heroes that support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education in the developing world; empowerment …

Google For Nonprofits Program Launches
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Nonprofit organizations that are open to the idea of adopting new software and IT solutions may want to get in touch with Google.  This afternoon, the search giant announced a program called Google for Nonprofits, and it’s designed to help …

Mark Zuckerberg Pledges Majority Of Wealth To Charity
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Critics of Mark Zuckerberg should consider taking the day, week, month, year, or even decade off.  Zuckerberg, whose net worth was calculated to be $6.9 billion as of September, has pledged to donate the majority of his fortune to charity.

Google Announces Project 10^100 Winners
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Two years ago, Google committed to changing the world by funding "ideas that could help as many people as possible."  Then it got overwhelmed by 150,000 suggestions.  But now Google’s sorted through everything, held a public vote, and announced the five Project 10^100 winners.

Pizza Hut Aims to Feed Hungry Through Twitter
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Pizza Hut, a brand that has been in social media-related news in the past when they sought a Twittering intern, has now launched a campaign combining social media marketing with philanthropy.

Google.org Gets More Integrated with Google

Dr. Larry Brilliant On Monday, Google announced that Dr. Larry Brilliant from Google.org was changing positions and becoming the Chief Philanthropic Evangelist for Google itself.

Google Needs A Couple Months to Heal the World
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Back in September, Google made an announcement that seemed to reflect it’s policy of not doing evil quite well. As a celebration of Google’s ten-year anniversary, the company announced "Project 10100" or "10 to the 100th," which is a contest where the prize is you get to help people all over the world.

As Dow Sinks, Charity Traffic Goes Up
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There’s probably more than one way to interpret Bill Tancer’s chart comparing visits to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) website and visits to charitable sites. At first glance, if you’re an optimist, it’s a shred of evidence to support faith in our better natures.

RecentChangesCamp: Barcamp For The Wiki Way

RecentChangesCamp, the Barcamp for the wiki way, is May 9-11th in Palo Alto: