Topic: Pierre Omidyar
A quintet of local news organizations trying to gain a digital foothold.
In early March, leading thinkers in the private and public sectors gathered in the epicenter of California's Silicon Valley – Palo Alto – to take in a bird's eye view of how social media is affecting governance. Social media can empower people, but turning a 'dumb mob' into a 'smart mob' is another matter.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Biz Stone, Craigslist's Craig Newmark, and many others have turned their entrepreneurial skills to solving the world's social problems.
In winning over 38 billionaires to pledging half their wealth to charity, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates also set a better climate in the political debate over ending the Bush tax cuts on the rich.
08/05/2010 03:01 pm
Hybrid businesses enlist nonprofit strategies as well to achieve selfless goals.
01/05/2009 12:00 am