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Now is the time for more openness, not less

November 22, 2016

A faltering movement?

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You’re Not at Your Best Yet | Sidharth Kakkar, CEO and Co-Founder, Front Row

November 15, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of years for Sidharth Kakkar.

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Why We are Publishing to IATI

November 14, 2016

Transparency is a central theme in the work of Omidyar Network and its investees and a major goal of our Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. It is only right that we set an example by sharing good quality, timely, and open data on our activities.

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From Tech-Driven to Human-Centred: Opengov has a Bright Future Ahead

November 11, 2016

The anti-corruption and transparency field ten years ago was in pre-iPhone mode. Few if any of us spoke of the impact or relevance of technology to what would become known as the open government movement.

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Work With People Who Love Your Passion, Not You | Nancy Lublin, CEO, Crisis Text Line

November 8, 2016

To build successful companies and work with great people, you must recognize the value of entrepreneurial instincts, and how to pinpoint people’s superpowers and corral them with a common vision.

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Nanjira Sambuli
Advocacy Manager, Web Foundation

Let’s admit it: open government is political

November 7, 2016

Ahead of speaking at next week's Open Up event, Nanjira Sambuli explores the political dimensions of open government.

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Using the Blockchain for the Public Interest

November 3, 2016

There is a lot of hype about the “blockchain” and the private sector. However, what are the implications of that technology to the public interest? In this article, we briefly explore some possibilities. But first, a bit of context on the blockchain.

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Build for Long-Term Success | Turo

November 1, 2016

Shripriya Mahesh talks with Andre Haddad, CEO of Turo, in our latest episode of Founder's Corner.

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Combining Company & Product Growth | Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Skillshare

October 25, 2016

Rob Veres talks with Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn on the first episode of Founder's Corner, a new podcast from Omidyar Network's Emerging Tech initiative.

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Why We Invested: The B Team

October 20, 2016

Photo credit: Christopher Farber There is a strong business case to be made for transparency and accountability. Business leadership is critical in shifting the laws, norms, standards, and practices of both government and private sector.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

The new Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media, and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.

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Omidyar Network Joins in the Launch of an Anti-Monopoly Fund

Omidyar Network invests in a $10 million Anti-Monopoly Fund, led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to support academic research, policy advocates, and grassroots groups working on antitrust matters.

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EthicalGEO Winners Show How We Can Use Geospatial Technology For The Good Of All

Forbes highlights the winners of American Geographical Society’s EthicalGEO fellowship focused on how location data and geospatial technology can be used for social justice and to empower people to take control of their data and to improve their communities.

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