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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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This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children

October 21, 2019

EdSurge continues their series on ECE Voices by exploring Louisiana’s CLASS observation system—a quality rating system focused solely on teacher observation. Learn how it works and what teachers really think of it.

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New Benchmark Initiative to Explore the Ethical Application of Location Data

October 17, 2019

The new Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media, and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.

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Omidyar Network Joins in the Launch of an Anti-Monopoly Fund

October 17, 2019

Omidyar Network invests in a $10 million Anti-Monopoly Fund, led by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, to support academic research, policy advocates, and grassroots groups working on antitrust matters.

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EthicalGEO Winners Show How We Can Use Geospatial Technology For The Good Of All

October 9, 2019

Forbes highlights the winners of American Geographical Society’s EthicalGEO fellowship focused on how location data and geospatial technology can be used for social justice and to empower people to take control of their data and to improve their communities.

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Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance Partner to Scale Proven Property Rights Mediation Model

October 9, 2019

Terra Nova and Global Land Alliance have announced a partnership to scale a proven model for mediating between land owners and favela occupants in Brazil and to develop a historical database for research purposes.

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Omidyar Network: It’s Time to Give More Power Back to Working People

October 2, 2019

Mike Kubzansky and Tracy Williams share thoughts on how we can boost the power of working people, so that dignified work leads to dignified lives.

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Bringing Data Privacy and Protections to Nigeria's ID Program and Digital Economy: Why We Invested in Paradigm Initiative

February 28, 2020

Learn from Thea Anderson on why Omidyar Network is proud to support Paradigm Initiative in their continued digital rights advocacy efforts.

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New Merger Guidelines Should Address the Dangers of Increased Dominance in Digital Markets

February 25, 2020

David Dinielli points out why mergers involving large tech companies need to be evaluated differently based on the realities of the digital markets and the potential harms they can create.

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Lessons Learned and Our Continued Pledge to Uncover the Impact of Social Media on our Democracy

February 13, 2020

Sarah Drinkwater shares lessons learned on our commitment to Social Science One, and additional insights on finding pathways to other privacy-protected, rigorous, ethical, and independent social media data research.

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