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A Nerd's Summer Reading List

June 30, 2015

**Correction, with my apologies: I've read maybe 1100 books, I think, since I started buying through Amazon. Lifetime total, so far, probably over five thousand. Folks, I read a lot of books, about eight novels per month, so finding enough isn't easy.. I currently use the Kindle app, even though it can be buggy. (I've… Read more »

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We Need to Give Back to America's Heroes & Here's How

June 24, 2015

Hey, it's important that we support veterans and their families. One way I'm doing that is by giving to the Veterans Charity Challenge 3. The Veterans Charity Challenge 3 is a fundraising competition where organizations benefiting America's heroes, such as veterans, military families, police and firefighters, compete to raise the most money with the top… Read more »

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Radio Provides the Suba Community a Rare Voice

June 22, 2015

Hey, I'm sharing another blog post I just received from the good folks at Organic Health Response in Mfangano Island in Kenya (see map for reference). This post was written in May, but publication's been delayed as they've been trying to track down this Mzee (a respective name for an older male in Swahili!) for… Read more »

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How the Internet Helps Shape the Moral Universe

June 19, 2015

These days, I spend most of my time in public service and philanthropy, which is my way to continue the unspoken purpose of the site I started some 20 years ago. (This is on a purely volunteer basis. I receive no compensation in any form for it, and pay all my own expenses. Here's why…) That's… Read more »

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Photo Credit: BlackFounders.com website

5 Tech Ventures Changing the World

June 16, 2015

Folks, there are some great entrepreneurs in the tech world, and those entrepreneurs have built some great ventures that really help out. I believe that we need to support one another, and help amplify the good things that others are working on.

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12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

June 11, 2015

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315K was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and tech experts reviewed the 25 startups that raised the most money in Round I for viability and promise. 12 women-led startups were chosen to move to the Final… Read more »

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5 Women in Management Who Are Real Role Models

June 4, 2015

Last week, during the Women Startup Challenge, Women Who Tech raised over $365K, including the donation I made alongside Joanne and Fred Wilson, for women-led startups. This is the real deal. The crowdfunding was just the first round of the Challenge, and 30 startups have moved to the semifinals and are currently being judged by… Read more »

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Caution: Some States Don't Treat Voters Fairly

June 2, 2015

Folks, as I've mentioned over on craigconnects, anytime there's upcoming elections, that means that you should be aware of your rights. There are some real bad actors out there trying to implement laws to stop eligible people, including women, people of color, and older folks, from voting. What I learned in high school civics class… Read more »

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Amazing, Over $365K Raised in Women Startup Challenge

May 30, 2015

Hey, big news, folks: the first round of the Women Startup Challenge launched by Women Who Tech in partnership with investors Joanne and Fred Wilson and myself, just came to an end, and a total of $365,681 was raised for women-led startups. It really was a photo finish over on CrowdRise, as over $10K was raised in just… Read more »

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One More Day to Fund the Women Startup Challenge

May 28, 2015

Folks, tomorrow's the last day of the Women Startup Challenge. The startups raising money have been doing a great job and over $191K has been raised so far. There's still a little bit of time to help 'em raise even more. And remember: each startup gets to keep all the money they raise even if… Read more »

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