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Amazon plunks down $775M for order-fulfiller Kiva Systems

Kiva boasts scalable and automated material handling systems that will likely be put to work in Amazon warehouses before long.

By March 19, 2012

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Kiva.org partners with Dermalogica on microloans for women

Kiva's latest campaign, FITE, specifically targets female entrepreneurs. Kiva hopes it also sets a precedent for an open microlending platform.

By January 6, 2011

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Amazon gets Kiva robots via Zappos, Diapers buys

Kiva Systems' inventory robots are invading Amazon.com-owned warehouses via the e-commerce powerhouse's recent acquisitions.

By November 11, 2010

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Kiva humanizes microlending to third-world entrepreneurs

Nonprofit start-up of former PayPal executive helps people lend their pocket change to cash-strapped businesses in developing countries over the Internet.

By February 8, 2008

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Nonprofits next to test Facebook payment platform

Four charitable groups--Project Red, Kiva, Toms Shoes, and the World Wildlife Fund--will be selling virtual gifts through Facebook to raise funds.

By August 28, 2009

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How to simplify charitable holiday giving

The holidays put many of us in the spirit of giving, but it can be hard to sort through all the various options and means to help the charities and causes we care most about.

By December 7, 2011

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Elect the best machines for the Robot Hall of Fame

For the first time, the public can help choose four distinguished robots for the Robot Hall of Fame. It's slightly more thrilling than this year's election.

By August 21, 2012

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Bezos: Forget profits for now; we're still spending

The online giant's chief executive lists more than a dozen areas where the company is pumping its money, suggesting continued pressure on profit margins as it continues to seek new markets.

By May 23, 2013

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The robots are coming! Better get used to it

Robots are widely used now, and they're only spread even farther into daily life. The sci-fi future may be closer than you think.

By March 20, 2012

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Zappos tries robots on for size

Online retailer is using a robotic army inside its Kentucky warehouse to help fill orders.

By June 27, 2008