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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 Apr. 3, 2014

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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 Nov. 30, 2009

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Bill Gates predicts no poor countries by 2035

In his foundation's annual letter, Gates says it's a myth that poorer countries cannot become wealthier.

By Jan. 21, 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 Apr. 10, 2014

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Bill Gates: Prioritizing Internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

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.

By Nov. 1, 2013

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Google donates 17,000 Nexus 7s to Superstorm Sandy victims

The tablets have a retail value of $2.7 million and have been placed in public areas affected by Sandy.

By Oct. 30, 2013

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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 Feb. 13, 2014

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Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

Google's executive chairman has made a bold prediction about the spread of the Internet. Do you think that prediction will come true?

By Apr. 14, 2013

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Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he's from the future (April Fools!)

Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.

By Apr. 1, 2010