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Rethinking How and Why We Make Technology

June 10, 2019

Doteveryone founder Martha Lane Fox says that tech needs to be more focused on improving lives and saving the planet.

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Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

June 7, 2019

Can antitrust alone address the full scope of problems with dominant tech platforms? Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi explore recommendations for a diverse set of solutions to set guardrails for tech platforms.

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In an Era of Tech Regret, Donors Want to Give Computer Science a Conscience

May 29, 2019

Inside Philanthropy highlights our work to inspire a new generation of technologists through the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, which turns its attention to computer science undergraduate education.

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What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

May 20, 2019

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector.

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People Power and Technology: The Tech Workers’ View

May 12, 2019

Doteveryone’s report highlights how critically important values-led leadership, backed by the right culture and processes, has become for tech workers in the UK.

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Omidyar Network and Partners Award $2.47M for Promising Ways to Advance Ethical Computer Science Curricula

April 30, 2019

Today, Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies announced $2.47 million in funding for 17 US undergraduate efforts to embed ethical thinking into their computer science programs.

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Protecting the Identity of Africans in a Common Digital Market

April 26, 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner at Omidyar Network discussed protecting the digital identity of Africans in a recent Biz Community article.

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Omidyar Network India and Nexus Venture Partners Invest $1.3M in Whitehat Jr to Teach the Next Generation of Coders

April 18, 2019

Mumbai-based AI-centric edtech startup, WhiteHat Jr, has raised $1.3 million (INR 9 Cr) in a seed funding round from Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network India.

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Healofy raises $8 Million dollars from BabyTree Group, Bace Capital, and Omidyar Network India.

March 29, 2019

Women-centric social network Healofy said Wednesday that they have raised $8 million (about Rs 55 crore) from BabyTree Group, China's maternity and child-focused community platform, Bace Capital, a fund anchored by Ant Financial Services Group, and existing investor Omidyar Network India.

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Hundreds of Millions Expect to Lose Their Homes Against Their Will, Largest Ever Study Reveals

March 26, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries expect to lose their homes against their will in the next five years, a ground-breaking study has shown.

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Congress Must Go Further to Rein In Big Tech

June 10, 2019

Anamitra Deb and Gus Rossi share insights on regulating tech giants as the era of self-governance comes to a close.

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Open Questions on Good ID: Can it be Measured?

June 6, 2019

We aspire for all digital ID to be Good ID, but we also know that journey includes obstacles and requires more learning. In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Change Starts with Teachers: Why We Invested in Nova Escola

May 21, 2019

Teachers are the single most important factor in improving student achievement. At Omidyar Network, we are excited about innovations that vault teachers to the top of their game, equipping them with the latest knowledge and best practices of their profession.

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