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poverty

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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

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Silicon Valley household incomes growing again, study finds

The number of households in Silicon Valley earning at least $150,000 rose significantly, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.

By September 24, 2014

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: The big giver

Q&A: Not your typical 6-foot, 5-inch multibillionaire, Benioff is urging his tech brethren to follow his philanthropic example and give more to their communities.

By July 26, 2014

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Colbert grills Tim Draper about his six Californias initiative

The architect of the plan to break California into six separate states faces a hilarious line of questioning from the Comedy Central talk show host.

By July 24, 2014

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Behold the incredible, indestructible soccer ball

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.

By June 27, 2014

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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

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Google aims to make street art last forever

The painting skills of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and dozens more are now preserved in the Google Street Art Project.

By June 10, 2014

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Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.

By April 10, 2014

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Google Fiber copycat to deliver 1Gbps broadband in Mississippi

Regional wireless provider C Spire is using the Google Fiber playbook to deliver ultra high-speed broadband in Mississippi. The move could signal a trend in which other companies use the Google business model to bring fiber to other regions of the US.

By March 19, 2014

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Tom Perkins addresses his thorny '1 percent' comment

The outspoken venture capitalist elaborates on his controversial remarks about the rich and Nazi Germany during an interview in San Francisco.

By February 13, 2014