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Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups

Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups Shannon Farley Contributor Share on Twitter Shannon Farley is co-founder and executive director at Fast Forward, a tech accelerator for social impact startups. More posts by this contributor Is ethical tech a farce? Legal tech is opening the system to those who […]

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What motivates innovative entrepreneurs: Money or altruism?

What motivates innovative entrepreneurs: Money or altruism? Hala Hanna Contributor Share on Twitter Hala Hanna is Managing Director, Community at MIT Solve, a marketplace for social impact innovation. In today’s new world completely engulfed by COVID-19, all sorts of innovations are emerging to help the world overcome this difficult time: 3D printers are cranking […]

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Twitter, Reddit challenge US rules forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles

Twitter, Reddit challenge US rules forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles Twitter and Reddit have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a U.S. government rule change compelling visa applicants to disclose their social media handles. The lawsuit, brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at […]

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Coronavirus pushes [email protected]’s crowdsourced molecular science to exaflop levels

Coronavirus pushes [email protected]’s crowdsourced molecular science to exaflop levels The long-running [email protected] program to crowdsource the enormously complex task of solving molecular interactions has hit a major milestone as thousands of new users sign up to put their computers to work. The network now comprises an “exaflop” of computing power: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations […]

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Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’

Edtech startups prepare to become ‘not just a teaching tool but a necessity’ As Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and others shutter classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college educators around the country are clambering to move their classes online.  At the same time, tech companies that enable remote learning are finding a surge […]

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Waze adds unplowed road reporting feature for better awareness of winter driving hazards

Waze adds unplowed road reporting feature for better awareness of winter driving hazards Crowdsourced navigation app and Google subsidiary Waze is adding new features that allow you to report unplowed roads made more dangerous or inaccessible during snowstorms within the app, and also to see reports posted by other people who have […]

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This Lego Cybertruck is one even Elon can love

This Lego Cybertruck is one even Elon can love Lego already debuted its own take on the divisive Tesla Cybertruck design, but theirs was purely for the lols. This Lego Cybertruck, however, submitted to the official Lego Ideas crowdsourcing website, is actually a remarkably faithful representation, and comes completely with fully articulating […]

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Waze now shows road toll prices along your driving route

Waze now shows road toll prices along your driving route Navigation app Waze is making getting to where you’re going even easier – or at least more transparent. A new feature rolling out today will show you any tolls along your route, including the actual amount you’re going to pay, across both […]

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Security startup Bugcrowd on crowdsourcing bug bounties: ‘Cybersecurity is a people problem’

Security startup Bugcrowd on crowdsourcing bug bounties: ‘Cybersecurity is a people problem’ For a cybersecurity company, Bugcrowd relies much more on people than it does on technology. For as long as humans are writing software, developers and programmers are going to make mistakes, said Casey Ellis, the company’s founder and chief technology […]

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Waze expands its Bluetooth beacons to New York City to end GPS signal blackouts

Waze expands its Bluetooth beacons to New York City to end GPS signal blackouts Drivers in New York City will soon be able to use Waze — and other navigation apps — in places like tunnels or bridges where it’s common to lose a GPS signal. The new capability is courtesy of […]

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