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Omidyar Network Supports Janaagraha with $3M Grant to Advance Technology for Government Transparency in India

September 30, 2010

October 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and BANGALORE, India — Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $3M to Janaagraha, a Bangalore-based nonprofit that works to improve the quality of life in India’s cities and towns.  The philanthropic investment firm’s grant will be

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Omidyar Network to Invest $55 Million in Internet and Mobile Technologies to Advance Government Transparency and Economic Empowerment

September 20, 2010

September 21, 2010, NEW YORK CITY — Omidyar Network today announced it will dedicate $55 million to fund technology investments that provide people around the world with information, tools and services that improve their quality of life.

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Omidyar Network Grant Helps Jumo Connect Individuals With Social Causes

September 14, 2010

September 14, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Omidyar Network Advances Internet Freedom with $1.5M Grant to Herdict

September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and WASHINGTON — Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.  Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to c

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A Flexible Approach to Funding Entrepreneurs

August 27, 2010

Today in the Harvard Business Review, Omidyar Network's Matt Bannick discusses our "flexible capital" approach of investing financial and human resources in both for-profit and nonprofit ventures: "It's not an either-or decision; we believe grants and for-profit investments can be powerfully comp

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Omidyar Network and Changemakers Launch Competition to Unleash Impact through Property Rights

August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010, WASHINGTON DC and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers announced today they are launching an online competition to find the world’s top leaders working to increase secure access to property rights.

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Omidyar Network Awards $5 Million Grant to Kiva to Spur Growth of Microfinance in Underserved Markets

August 10, 2010

August 12, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Omidyar Network today announced it has committed $5 million over three years to microlending pioneer Kiva.org.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.1M to the Foundation for Ecological Security to Secure Rights to Common Land for India’s Poor

July 14, 2010

July 15, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and MUMBAI — Omidyar Network announced today a grant of $2.1 million over two years to the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) to extend property rights to common land to India’s poorest communities.

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Omidyar Network Commits $2.275M to Help Catalyze Government Transparency

June 30, 2010

July 1, 2010, REDWOOD CITY, Calif.

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Questioning the Appropriate use of Digital Identity

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis highlights risks of inadequate governance and technological guardrails

 

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Why We Invested in Good ID Advocacy Efforts Led by Civil Society and Grassroots Organizations in East Africa

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated efforts by governments around the world to digitize public services and public health responses. Thea and Franklyn share insights on how Omidyar Network continues to invest in organizations who support their people at the grassroots.

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New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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