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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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Omidyar Network and Unitus to Help Millions of the Working Poor Participate in the Global Economy

January 23, 2009

April 23, 2008, San Francisco and Seattle – Omidyar Network and Unitus are pleased to announce plans to dramatically expand the worldwide availability of financial services to the poor.

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The Open-Source, Identity Platform MOSIP Hits a New Milestone

July 1, 2020

In late 2018, Omidyar Network invested in International Institute for Information Technology—Bangalore (IIIT-B) to develop a modular, open-source, identity platform (MOSIP). And today, we can share that three countries—Morocco, Philippines, and Ethiopia—have adopted the customizable, open source digital platform on which they plan to build secure, standards-compliant, vendor-neutral, and scalable national ID systems.

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Pathways and Pitfalls for Social Payment Programs and Data Protection

June 30, 2020

This post is the second in a blog series on the pitfalls and pathways in the global data protection landscape and an exploration of how technology continues to evolve faster than the laws and norms that govern it.

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A Legal Roadmap to Address Google’s Monopoly on Search Engines

June 24, 2020

Today, we unveiled the third and last in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants entitled “Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market”.

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