Kiva's latest campaign, FITE, specifically targets female entrepreneurs. Kiva hopes it also sets a precedent for an open microlending platform.
Meet the Summit at Sea conference, a wildly energetic melange of TED and Burning Man, where entrepreneurs from tech and other fields were encouraged to put their talent toward the greater good--and party hard in the process.
Goalmine.com enables users to purchase mutual funds as a gift for as little as $25 plus a $2.95 fulfillment fee. Larry Magid talks with its co-founder about the service.
Microplace.com now has microloans that pay investors 5 percent so you can do good and do well at the same time. Funds help low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Takkle tool helps high school athletes create player and team profiles. Also: iWidgets adds funding and Facebook app NetworkedBlogs reaches 700,000 installs.
Intel's chairman Craig Barrett and Cisco CEO John Chambers see tech as the key to eliminating poverty throughout the world.
Social networking comes to student loans via start-ups GreenNote and Fynanz, which aim to help defray tuition a few dollars at a time.
Tom discusses his loan to a Cambodian pig farmer with Kiva.org, and Brian shows off a hot, tiny lightbulb.
Eco-perfection is impossible, but these tools can help to shrink a carbon footprint, inch by inch.
We get practical jokes, world philanthropy, and multiple monitors all packed into one episode.