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Nearly 4.8 Million Raised for the Holiday Charity Challenge

December 28, 2016






The Holiday Charity Challenge is an annual crowdfunding competition that runs from November 22nd through January 5th, and raises millions of dollars for charities doing great work. Collectively, nearly $4.8M have been raised so far on CrowdRise. I've been a sponsor for a few years now and this year is no exception. The purpose of… Read more »

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5 Things You Can Do Now That the Election is Over

December 23, 2016






I know it’s been a long election year. Many of you have been actively involved in promoting your candidate and many folks, like myself, have been wrapped up in all the news around the election. On November 8th, a presidential candidate was elected and, just like that, the election was over. Now many of you… Read more »

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New Poll Reveals Why People Didn't Vote in the Election

December 14, 2016






Every year, millions of Americans are discouraged, harassed and even forbidden from exercising their most fundamental right in an electoral democracy: the right to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.  Nearly half of eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election across the US, according to data of early turnout rates… Read more »

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How The Poynter Institute Plans to Help Journalism’s Ethics Problems

December 13, 2016






Guest blog post by Kelly McBride, Poynter Journalism ethics evolve in a way that is unique to an unlicensed profession. Developments in the news industry’s policies and practices are often unpredictable and difficult to bring about. Doctors, lawyers, and accountants have boards and professional groups that create standards, ensure the necessary knowledge is taught, test… Read more »

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14 Women in AI You Should Follow on Twitter

December 8, 2016






Hey, you know that I’m big supporter of women in tech. I’m actually partnering with Women Who Tech for the 4th Women Startup Challenge at Google and focused on women-led ventures in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). Note: if you haven’t applied you have until December 12th to get your applications… Read more »

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Lessons Learned in Sunday School:  The 64-Year-Old Choir Boy

December 6, 2016






I’ve been watching Halt and Catch Fire, a really good show, showing the evolution of the computer industry, from the birth of PC clones in the early 1980s into the Internet era. I lived that life, and watching it is painfully nostalgic.”Painfully” because the show reminds me how clueless I was back then, in so many… Read more »

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5 Women Changing the Face of Virtual Reality

November 25, 2016






Folks, you know I’m a big supporter of women in tech and great nonprofit initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge. This is important stuff because, even today, only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups. Businesses owned by women perform just as well as and even better than those owned by men, and we’re… Read more »

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Apply: Women Startup Challenge to Fund Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

November 16, 2016






Hey, applications for the 4th Women Startup Challenge just opened. This is really big news. The point is to showcase and fund the best early-stage women-led startups focusing on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). I'm a partner in this Challenge, and it's also sponsored by investors Fred and Joanne Wilson. The thing is, women-led startups… Read more »

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6 Ways You Can Celebrate Veterans This Weekend

November 11, 2016






Folks, many of you know that I’m a big supporter of service members, veterans, and their families. They're the people who help protect our country and they deserve a big thank you for all of their sacrifices. The thing is, we should be supporting our troops and their families year round, not just celebrating their… Read more »

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How One Springsteen Cassette Changed a Veteran's Life

October 27, 2016






Hey, I believe in supporting veterans, service members, and their families year round. They deserve a lot more credit than they get. I'm a sponsor of the Bob Woodruff Foundation's event Stand Up For Heroes (SUFH), and the money raised goes to support programming and resources for the folks who give up so much for our… Read more »

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