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Steve Jobs lauded by Apple execs on fourth anniversary of his death

CEO Tim Cook, iTunes head Eddy Cue and others remember Apple's co-founder in messages posted to the company's internal site. One recalls the time Jobs mooned Al Gore.

By October 5, 2015


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 June 30, 2010


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 October 19, 2009


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 February 17, 2009


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 November 19, 2008


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 July 7, 2008


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 June 2, 2008


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 April 4, 2008


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 March 18, 2008


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