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WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

December 16, 2019

David Madden and Anamitra Deb share four ways the encrypted messaging platform can address the dangerous behavior that its platform is enabling.

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We don’t need another WeWork

December 12, 2019

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

December 5, 2019

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Does Good ID Look Like?

CV Madhukar spoke with The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a podcast interview on the need for privacy-enhancing technology, the Good ID movement, and the data economy’s opportunities and challenges.

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Stewarding Digital Identity for Economic Inclusion, Privacy, and Security

November 25, 2019

Magdi Amin speaks with the Financial Times on his assessment of the digital identity opportunities in Africa.

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Fixing the US Economy Isn’t Just About Money

November 20, 2019

Joelle Gamble shares insights with The Nation on how structural change happens in the economy: To make meaningful changes to our unequal economy, organizers, politicians, and candidates must target who has power.

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Anti-Monopoly Money: Behind Millions in New Funding to Battle Bigness

November 8, 2019

Anamitra Deb discusses with Inside Philanthropy the firm’s efforts to steward technology as well as its recent investment in the Anti-Monopoly Fund to curb platform power.

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d.light Welcomes Investment from Shell on its Journey to Impact 100M Lives

November 7, 2019

d.light, a company that designs and develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity has announced its new partnership with Shell.

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Omidyar Network CEO Opens Up about VC-Influenced Philanthropy

October 29, 2019

In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Mike Kubzansky shared insights on how Omidyar Network's VC-influenced philanthropy has informed our approach to reimagining capitalism and promoting beneficial technology.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Workers are Unhappy in Their Jobs: Here’s Why and What Needs to be Done Now

October 25, 2019

Omidyar Network, Lumina Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gallup recently surveyed 6,600 workers about factors that matter most for overall job quality. Forbes shares additional insights in a recent article.

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Announcing PlaceFund

January 15, 2020

Today we are pleased to mark the official launch of PlaceFund, an independent US nonprofit organization focused on addressing issues of insecure property rights, unsustainable land use, and climate change.

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Looking to 2020: Five Emerging Trends that Will Drive Big Change in Tech

December 18, 2019

Anamitra, Madhukar, and Sarah share five trends that will help drive significant change in the Big Tech industry in 2020.

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A New Initiative to Explore the Impact of Social Media on Democracy

December 17, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Sarah Drinkwater share insights on why we are funding a new two-year initiative with the international, independent nonprofit Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to examine social media’s role in elections and democracy

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