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Insights

Strengthening Kenyan Media: Exploring a Path Towards Journalism in the Public Interest

Research Report February 15, 2018

Omidyar Network, in partnership with social innovation agency Reboot, has today released a research report evaluating the state of the media in Kenya.

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Newsroom

Indians spend roughly 3 hours a day on smartphones, but are they paying big bucks for apps?

Article February 12, 2018

Mobile app usage in India has boomed, but Roopa Kudva shares with The Economic Times how usage may be different for India's next half billion coming online.

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From the Blog

#GeeksForHumanity | Announcing the Tech and Society Solutions Lab

February 8, 2018

At Omidyar Network, we fundamentally believe in the power of technology to deliver enormous benefits for humanity -- but we have also become increasingly concerned with the growing number of unintended consequences we have seen emerge.

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IMPACT
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LEADERSHIP
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INNOVATION
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Total amount committed since inception:
$1.28
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$606
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$674
million