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Half a Life in Customer Service

February 23, 2017

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors. As of this writing, at craigslist, I've done twenty-one years of customer service, though these days, I do just enough to stay in touch with… Read more »

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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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Big News: Women Startup Challenge Launches European Pitch Competition

February 9, 2017

Did you know that funding disparities for women-led tech startups is a global issue? Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men. We’ve gotta do better, and that's what we're aiming to do in the Women Startup Challenge Europe. Allyson… Read more »

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Wikimedia Launches New Program To Fight Online Harassment

January 27, 2017

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of people who reported experiencing harassment also reported decreasing their participation in the Wikimedia community. And, Wikimedia's the real deal – we need as many voices at the table as possible…. Read more »

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Holiday Charity Challenge Raises $5,611,626

January 19, 2017

Folks, the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge recently ended. The Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work.The folks at CrowdRise worked with the nonprofits and, with your help, raised tons of money for lots of nonprofits. In total, $5,611,626… Read more »

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Resources for Helping Folks Who Are Homeless This Winter

January 13, 2017

It’s getting cold out there and this can mean bad news for anyone who doesn’t have a place to go. There are many services that help those who are homeless or without food and shelter. I personally support some of them, like DC Central Kitchen, God's Love We Deliver, and SF-Marin Food Bank, which have some… Read more »

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