San Francisco-based Vittana.org, an organization that helps students, is asking Kiva.org’s community of donors to give $25 or more to help a student pay for college or university and secure a job after graduation.
Interactive toys like FooPets, which are the digital, veterinarian-created “world’s most realistic virtual pets” are popping up everywhere. And while they could be the future of toys, no one really knows how they will affect children’s development in the immediate future.
A new high-tech tool to monitor tropical forests has been developed in response to a USAID call for innovation to reduce tropical deforestation. The Global Forest Watch tropical forest monitoring tool was developed by World Resources Institute with support from USAID, Google, Norway and other partners.
Tokyo-based Mt. Gox’s website disappeared Tuesday following Sunday’s resignation of its CEO Mark Karpeles from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. Virtual currency companies say the failure of the bitcoin site, which incurred heavy losses, could be a fatal blow for the new currency.
Microsoft put former Nokia boss Stephen Elop in charge of its Xbox division – which he reportedly wanted to ax. The move spread panic among Xbox fans, but does not necessarily mean that the Xbox will be spun off into a separate company.
Mozilla is developing a phone for the developing world at a price for the developing world. In an announcement at this year’s Mobile World Congress, Mozilla said they plan to release the first $25 smartphone later this year with the help of a Shanghai-based semiconductor company.
A new study from Cisco shows where the region is making progress and where more needs to be done. Here some of the study’s key findings.