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5 Ways Tech Leaders Can Encourage a More Diverse Workplace

March 17, 2017






Folks, it’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. I’ve been vocal about the subject of supporting women in tech in the past and actively participate in initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge that aim to provide more funding and bridge the gap for women-led startups. There has been a push in recent… Read more »

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How Rescuing Food Combats Waste and Hunger Nationwide

March 15, 2017






Folks, access to healthy food and clean water is a basic fundamental right. DC Central Kitchen is working to address issues of hunger in Washington, DC, as well as nationwide through The Campus Kitchens Project, the leading national nonprofit empowering students to fight hunger and food waste. The Campus Kitchens Project hosted their "Raise the… Read more »

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Consumer Reports Addresses Privacy and Security Concerns in the Digital Age

March 7, 2017






Hey, many of you have probably heard of Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent nonprofit consumer org. They're doing really good work, and just announced the launch of an ambitious, collaborative effort that'll really make an impact on the digital marketplace in a way that puts consumers’ data security and privacy needs at the forefront. This means… Read more »

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22nd Anniversary of craigslist

March 3, 2017






After 22 years of craigslist, 3 observations: You know most of what I'd say, so I'll focus on three things, just to get to the point. (I'm overly committed to brevity.) – Listen to regular people in the community, then to the extent possible, get out of the way.  I'd like to delegate myself into uselessness. (That… Read more »

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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

March 1, 2017






A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy – something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and… Read more »

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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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