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Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns

Scott Purcell Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Purcell is the CEO and chief trust officer of Prime Trust, an innovative API-enabled B2B open-banking financial solutions provider. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the financial outlook for millions of people, and continues to cause significant fiscal distress to […]

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Two Screens for Teachers will outfit all educators in Seattle Public Schools with a second monitor

Two Screens for Teachers, which as you may guess is about getting teachers a second screen to use at home, has put together enough funds to get every educator in the Seattle Public School system a new monitor who needs one. They’re hoping it will spur others to pony up […]

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To build responsibly, tech needs to do more than just hire chief ethics officers

Sarah Drinkwater Contributor Share on Twitter Sarah Drinkwater works to fuel the responsible tech movement through her role as director at Omidyar Network. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen new teams in tech companies emerge that focus on responsible innovation, digital well-being, AI ethics or humane use. Whatever […]

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Announcing Sight Tech Global, an event on the future of AI and accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired

Few challenges have excited technologists more than building tools to help people who are blind or visually impaired. It was Silicon Valley legend Ray Kurzweil, for example, who in 1976 launched the first commercially available text-to-speech reading device. He unveiled the $50,000 Kurzweil Reading Machine, a boxy device that covered […]

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Tech companies: It’s time to show that Black lives really matter to you

Catherine Bracy Contributor Share on Twitter Catherine Bracy is executive director and co-founder of TechEquity Collaborative, an organization focused on mobilizing tech workers and companies to create a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. Over the past couple of weeks, in the wake of the protests […]

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Big tech should create a national service program to make the US more united

Kevin Frazier Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. More posts by this contributor COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet […]

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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 out medical supplies; rapid advancements […]

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Mark Zuckerberg commits Facebook to $10 million donation to ‘groups working on racial justice’

Even as Facebook continues to take a hands-off approach to monitoring violent rhetoric and disinformation on its platform, the company will make a $10 million donation “to groups working on racial justice” in the U.S., according to a late Sunday night post from chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The commitment from […]

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I had COVID-19, but my tech guilt is worse

Ziad Reslan Contributor Share on Twitter All views are his own. More posts by this contributor Freelancers rights come of age as gig economy booms Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech I’ve been infected with the novel coronavirus for at least three weeks. It started with […]

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Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of “More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First.” More posts by this contributor How Huawei is dividing Western nations Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems Tuesday afternoon […]