In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled “The Four Futures of Work” was conducted in collaboration with design […]View More Planning for the uncertain future of work
Artificial intelligence, or what passes for it, can be found in practically every major tech company and, increasingly, in government programs. A joint Harvard-MIT program just unloaded $750,000 on projects looking to keep such AI developments well understood and well reported.View More Harvard-MIT initiative grants $750K to projects looking to keep tech accountable
Editor’s Note: Technology, startups, entrepreneurship, unicorns, S-1s. Silicon Valley has created an economic engine unlike any other in the world over the past few decades. That success has come with incredible influence over our society, politics, and economy, an influence that is increasingly under the microscope. Our industry has gained outsized power, and now it […]View More Silicon Valley’s inequality machine: a conversation with Anand Giridharadas
Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their credit card info on file. That’s a potentially lucrative side effect of Instagram’s plan to launch a Fundraiser sticker in 2019. Facebook’s own Donate […]View More Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CIV:LAB – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders – have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based partnership network for New York’s urban tech community. The goal of the network is to link organizations, academia and local tech leaders, in order to promote collaboration […]View More NYC launches partnership network, “The Grid”, to help grow urban tech ecosystem
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni Jim McKelvey, for whom the school will be renamed, from the School of Engineering & Applied Science to The James McKelvey School of Engineering. WashU did […]View More WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school
Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s […]View More Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?
Shaw, however, had just become famous as the “Waffle House hero” after tackling and disarming the alleged gunman. The GoFundMe he launched with a few of his friends quickly went viral, and it ultimately raised $241,000.
“I was doing it just to help out, ’cause I know losing a child in that kind of way, and you have to plan that funeral, as young as they were, they probably didn’t have insurance,” says Shaw. “It was just my way of trying to ease the pain.” Read more…View More The power of viral crowdfunding campaigns in a year of bad news
When you donate money, you’re helping others — and yourself, according to research. People who spend money on others tend to be happier. No matter the amount you can afford to give, you’ll probably experience greater happiness that even shows up in your brain activity.
Whether you’d like to support fire victims and domestic violence survivors, or you want to be an effective ally to trans people, donating money to nonprofit and crowdfunding campaigns is an effective and tangible way to make a difference. Money helps fund critical programs and often gives those in need and marginalized communities access to resources, like mental health care, clean water, and education. One of the best things about a monetary donation is that organizations and campaign organizers can quickly put it to use to meet their needs Read more…View More Everything to consider before donating money
MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with the launch of a new college of computing. The university is committing $1 billion in resources to the new school, and the university received a $350 million donation from Stephen A. Schwarzman, who will be the naming donor. MIT […]View More MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment
In a tweet this morning, Amazon founder (and the world’s richest man) Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife were creating a $2 billion fund to finance a network of nonprofit preschools and donate funds to organizations helping homeless families. “The Day 1 Families Fund will issue annual leadership awards to organizations and civic […]View More Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to finance preschools and help homeless families
Priscilla Chan is so much more than Mark Zuckerberg’s wife. A teacher, doctor, and now one of the world’s top philanthropists, she’s a dexterous empath determined to help. We’ve all heard Facebook’s dorm-room origin story, but Chan’s epiphany of impact came on a playground. In this touching interview this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Chan […]View More Interview with Priscilla Chan: Her super-donor origin story