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Didimo Wins $50K in Women Startup Challenge

February 16, 2017

Hey, the Women Startup Challenge VR and AI took place at Google in NYC last night, and some game-changing startup founders took the stage. 10 finalists pitched their ventures to a panel of big deal investors. Each startup had 4 minutes to pitch their venture, and 4 minutes of Q & A with the judges…. Read more »

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Does Your Neighbor Have the Right to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

September 12, 2016

Hey, with the election right around the corner, voting's more important than ever, but getting folks to vote is an ongoing effort. It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered and encouraging everyone who's able to vote. We've also gotta work to block efforts that prevent… Read more »

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A 6-Year Journey – Overcoming Barriers to Tech and Community Radio in Western Kenya

May 27, 2016

Six years ago, Richard Magerenge, Director of the Ekialo Kiona ICT Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya, began the journey to provide an open source platform for community engagement, discussion and freedom of expression using information community technology (ICT) and community radio.  Living on a remote island in the middle of Lake Victoria, Richard was determined… Read more »

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New App, Fam-ess, Teaches Kids Financial Responsibility

August 10, 2015

75% of American households live paycheck to paycheck and 25% have no savings at all. With our consumer debt hovering at $11.5 Trillion, it is clear that we need to teach kids how to manage their money long before become adults. That's why Michelle Salsberry founded Fam-ess (pronounced famous). Fam-ess came in 2nd place at… Read more »

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Desperately seeking trustworthy news

August 3, 2015

Maybe I’m desperate for trustworthy news, and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently, that I missed on first reading. First, yes, I’m very much, and only a news consumer, and want to respect the boundary between consumer and news professional. I just want news I can trust. Several months ago I… Read more »

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How Tech and the Media Impact Social Change

July 13, 2015

Hey, I recently spoke about what's going on regarding hope for trustworthy news at the Media Impact Funders Forum, and you can see the video here: (the usual reminder from Mrs Newmark: I'm not as funny as I think I am.) As always, I try to respect boundaries, I'm a news consumer, not a professional,… Read more »

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