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Y Combinator for the world? How USAID lab plans to fight poverty

The goal of the U.S. Global Development Lab is nothing short of harnessing innovation to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Crave's Eric Mack asks USAID about the ambitious plan it likens to DARPA.

By April 3, 2014


Open source: No vow of poverty (or get-rich-quick scheme)

Open source is not a sure-fire way to get developers, income, or much of anything, but used right it can help to grow a proprietary software business. Go figure.

By November 30, 2009


Man runs 3,237 miles in name of Bitcoin and homelessness

Homeless advocate and Bitcoin evangelist Jason King runs across America to bring attention to how the open nature of virtual currencies can help solve poverty. And, he's just about to cross the finish line.

By June 6, 2014


Hacker launches volunteer program for security professionals

Hackers for Charity founder Johnny Long hopes computer and security skills can break the cycle of poverty and keep Uganda from becoming another Nigeria.

By August 8, 2011


Melinda Gates: Recession pressured global efforts

As Millennium Development Goals reach a key milestone, Gates Foundation co-chair reflects on decade of progress and work yet to come on health, poverty, environment.

By September 20, 2010


The World Bank takes on climate change

Gearing up for Copenhagen, the international financial institution works to integrate climate change into its poverty reduction strategies.

By July 29, 2009


Opening the cash register while open sourcing software (or textbooks)

A commitment to open source need not entail a monastic vow of poverty, as Flat World Knowledge's strategy suggests.

By March 31, 2009


Execs see technology as economic equalizer

Intel's chairman Craig Barrett and Cisco CEO John Chambers see tech as the key to eliminating poverty throughout the world.

By January 9, 2009


Singularity University: Hope or hype?

Kurzweil, Diamandis, and Page want to help people apply modern technology to solve poverty, hunger, and pandemics, but solutions are more likely to be found in other fields of study.

By February 5, 2009