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Craig Newmark Foundation gives Poynter $1 million to fund chair in journalism ethics

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14 Women in AI You Should Follow on Twitter

Hey, you know that I’m big supporter of women in tech. I’m actually partnering with Women Who Tech for the 4th Women Startup Challenge at Google and focused on women-led ventures in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR).
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Lessons Learned in Sunday School:  The 64-Year-Old Choir Boy

I’ve been watching Halt and Catch Fire, a really good show, showing the evolution of the computer industry, from the birth of PC clones in the early 1980s into the Internet era. I lived that life, and watching it is painfully nostalgic.
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5 Women Changing the Face of Virtual Reality

Folks, you know I’m a big supporter of women in tech and great nonprofit initiatives like the Women Startup Challenge. This is important stuff because, even today, only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups.
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Apply: Women Startup Challenge to Fund Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence

Hey, applications for the 4th Women Startup Challenge just opened. This is really big news. The point is to showcase and fund the best early-stage women-led startups focusing on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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6 Ways You Can Celebrate Veterans This Weekend

Folks, many of you know that I’m a big supporter of service members, veterans, and their families. They're the people who help protect our country and they deserve a big thank you for all of their sacrifices.
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How One Springsteen Cassette Changed a Veteran's Life

Hey, I believe in supporting veterans, service members, and their families year round. They deserve a lot more credit than they get.
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Poll Shows Social Media Usage is Growing, But So Are Concerns On Personal Privacy   

Folks, in 2014, the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund conducted a national survey in partnership with Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies to learn about people’s social media usage and whether they trusted social networks to protect their data and privacy.
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How You Can Stand Up For America's Heroes Right Now (and win tickets to see Bruce Springsteen live in NYC)

I'm really looking forward to attending the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 1 at at Madison Square Garden. It's a fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), who's doing really good work to support veterans, service members, and their families.
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40 Years: Rumors of My Existence Are True

Forty years ago today I joined the grown-up work force. My entry point was at IBM in Boca Raton, Florida. Then later at General Motors in Detroit. Fast forward: My first twenty years were in the corporate world; the last twenty were at craigslist.