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microfinance

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Microformats (II): The limitations of microloans

In an article in this week's New Yorker, James Surowiecki ("The Wisdom of Crowds") scrutinizes the effectiveness of microloans in bolstering the economies of developing countries.

By Mar. 18, 2008

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Microlending site now pays 5 percent

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.

By Feb. 17, 2009

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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 Feb. 8, 2008

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Get into microlending online

Kiva.org allows anyone with $25 in the bank to make loans to people in developing nations.

By Jan. 16, 2008

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Web 2.0 Summit now courting clean-tech start-ups

Conference theme reflects the "greening" of Silicon Valley, using the Web and tech to address environmental and social challenges.

By Jul. 7, 2008

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Web campaign vows to blast BP with vuvuzelas

Tapping into a frustrated public and the viral Web's love of pranks, one guy in New York is raising money to send 100 vuvuzela players to BP's corporate headquarters in London.

By Jun. 30, 2010

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Gates: Businesses need to embrace the poor

Although Windows 7 news grabs headlines, Microsoft chairman spends bulk of speeches urging businesses and governments to focus on helping world's have-nots.

By Apr. 4, 2008

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Obama transition team names tech policy group

Two former Federal Communications Commission staffers and the head of Google.org will help president-elect's transition team write tech policy.

By Nov. 19, 2008

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Twitter hits 5 billion tweets

Despite Twitter's recent explosion of mainstream and celebrity use, the landmark tweet appears to have come from one of the dot-com nerds who pioneered the service.

By Oct. 19, 2009

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At microloan sites, the new college try

Social networking comes to student loans via start-ups GreenNote and Fynanz, which aim to help defray tuition a few dollars at a time.

By Jun. 2, 2008