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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.
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.
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.
This soccer ball made from materials similar to those found in Crocs can survive being stabbed and run over by a car, making it perfect for soccer fans around the world.
In his foundation's annual letter, Gates says it's a myth that poorer countries cannot become wealthier.
It seems that the Microsoft chairman would like Facebook and Google billionaires to pay attention to eliminating diseases afflicting the poor, in addition to wiring up the planet.
The tablets have a retail value of $2.7 million and have been placed in public areas affected by Sandy.
A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.
The painting skills of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and dozens more are now preserved in the Google Street Art Project.