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The Business of Giving

January 23, 2009

February 23, 2006 - GIVING away money has never been so fashionable among the rich and famous.

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Dinner with the FT: Auction man

January 23, 2009

March 25, 2006 - Pierre Omidyar, the 38-year old founder of the mammoth online auction site, eBay, doesn't do media interviews that often, let alone over dinner. But here he is in Bar Americain, a busy American-style brasserie in midtown Manhattan.

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What’s Wrong With Profit?

January 23, 2009

November 13, 2006 - THIS year, as never before, the line between philanthropy and business is blurring.

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Q & A Pierre Omidyar - Empower Seller

January 23, 2009

September 11, 2008 -  Pierre Omidyar turned eBay into the most successful company of the dotcom era. EBay likewise turned its founder into a multibillionaire, and in 1999, Omidyar set up a charitable foundation.

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Omidyar Network Names Matt Bannick Managing Partner

January 23, 2009

March 8, 2007, Redwood City, Calif. - Omidyar Network, a mission-based organization established by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, today named Matt Bannick to the position of managing partner, effective April 16, 2007.

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Omidyar Network To Support Small to Medium Enterprise in the Developing World

January 23, 2009

September 27, 2007, New York – Omidyar Network, a mission-based organization established by Pierre and Pam Omidyar, today announced at the Clinton Global Initiative that it is expanding its efforts to include support of small to medium enterprise (SME).

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EBay's Founder Bets on 'Participatory Media'

January 23, 2009

October 17, 2007 - Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay Inc., is getting interested in the media world.

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Omidyar Network Supports DonorsChoose.org National Expansion

January 23, 2009

November 15, 2007, New York – Actors Claire Danes and Zac Efron and former Senator Bill Bradley announced today that DonorsChoose.org, the award-winning nonprofit website where teachers and donors connect to help students in need, is opening to every public schoo

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Taking Tiny Loans To The Next Level

January 23, 2009

November 27, 2006 - An idea, not a person, was the most powerful force in philanthropy in 2006. President Bill Clinton devoted a big chunk of his annual Clinton Global Initiative to exploring it. The mighty Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation endorsed it.

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Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network and Google.org Launch Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India

January 23, 2009

February 19, 2008, New York – The Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), Omidyar Network, and Google.org announced today a new US$17 million Small to Medium Enterprise Investment Company for India to create job opportunities and spur greater economic participation for a larger s

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Bridging the Gap Between High Quality Content and Technology

August 10, 2018

Grupo VI-DA has compiled what we believe to be one of the largest collections of digital, Spanish-language content in the world. Over the past four years, Grupo VI-DA has negotiated licenses with over 600 publishers, for access to over 600,000 titles, including both adult and children’s books, textbooks, and literature.

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Lessons Learned from Listening to Our Investees

August 8, 2018

Our work at Omidyar Network is grounded in the belief that people are interdependent, fundamentally good, and inherently capable. We believe that we are at our best when we listen to and learn from the people and organizations we serve.

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Introducing the (World’s First) Ethical Operating System: A toolkit for anticipating future risk and building a better tech ecosystem

August 7, 2018

It’s no longer enough to simply profess an optimistic desire that the tech we build will have a positive effect on the world. We must create a system of design and development that places real value on ethical thinking from the outset, by incorporating future risk analysis and mitigation directly into our workflow.

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