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A Silicon Valley nonprofit empowers use of standard cell phones to combat diseases and disasters.
Larry Magid talks with Dr. Eric Rasmusssen, CEO of InSTEDD about his organization's new open source software to help health and disaster workers with emergency communciations.
Google.org project aims to help communities worldwide use Web and communication tech like Twitter to warn people of disease outbreaks and natural disasters.
While Apple is getting the headlines, some of the most interesting work in mobile is open source.
Using the same "check-in" philosophy that services like Loopt and Dodgeball pioneered, Microsoft hopes to make a difference in community organizing and emergency preparedness.