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WeRobotics Launches $235,000 Challenge to Solve Social Issues through Drone Data

June 19, 2019

WeRobotics, an organization focused on accelerating the positive impact of robotics solutions through local expertise, today launched the Unusual Solvers Competition to advance the “drones for good” movement globally.

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Multimedia

Mike Kubzansky Shares Insights with The Business of Giving

June 18, 2019

Mike Kubzansky shares insights about our refreshed strategy and Beneficial Tech work in a recent interview with The Business of Giving.    Listen here.

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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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Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Identity: Prospects and Pitfalls Ahead

In an interview with Better Than Cash Alliance, Omidyar Network’s Thea Anderson shares how decentralized ledger technology can support Good ID. Her interview is included in a six-part series on blockchain for financial services. 

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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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Research Report
Research Report

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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Reporting on Digital Identity Issues with Nuance and Tenacity: Why We Invested in the Africa-China Reporting Project

August 13, 2019

We believe that media strengthens society. It plays an important role in creating public awareness of digital identity-related decisions and their rights. It acts as a watch dog to protect public interests and helps hold decision makers accountable to those interests.

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Power in the Palm of Your Hand: How Asia Transforms Screen Time into Learning Opportunities

August 13, 2019

Eliza Erickson and Erin Simmons share insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for China and Indonesia.

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Equitable EdTech: from the Top-Down How the US and Chile Power Equitable EdTech with Policy and the Purse

August 12, 2019

Eliza Erikson and Erin Simmons share key insights from the “Scaling Access & Impact: Realizing the Power of EdTech” Country Reports for Chile and the United States.

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