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.
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.
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.
Two former Federal Communications Commission staffers and the head of Google.org will help president-elect's transition team write tech policy.
Conference theme reflects the "greening" of Silicon Valley, using the Web and tech to address environmental and social challenges.
Social networking comes to student loans via start-ups GreenNote and Fynanz, which aim to help defray tuition a few dollars at a time.
Although Windows 7 news grabs headlines, Microsoft chairman spends bulk of speeches urging businesses and governments to focus on helping world's have-nots.
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.
Nonprofit start-up of former PayPal executive helps people lend their pocket change to cash-strapped businesses in developing countries over the Internet.
Kiva.org allows anyone with $25 in the bank to make loans to people in developing nations.