Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Are You Being Served? - Small Business

Are You Being Served? - Small Business: "Are You Being Served?

Some people have skeletons in their closets, others have servers.

When D.C. residents Bethany Robertson and Peter Murray founded the I Do Foundation in 2002, a small Washington nonprofit, they enlisted the help of a technology expert to manage their server. The only inconvenience? He lived in Philadelphia. And so that's where the firm's server was kept -- on the floor of a closet in Larry's house."

Mobile Giving - Learn About Mobile Giving

From Joanna Fritz about About.com

Mobile Giving - Learn About Mobile Giving: "Mobile giving, the act of donating to a cause through one’s cell phone, is the newest thing in philanthropy."

Monday, August 04, 2008

One Laptop per Child Lands in India

One Laptop per Child Lands in India: "Nicholas Negroponte has found it tough going in India. For years as the head of MIT's Media Lab, the famed computer scientist promoted radical ways to use technology to transform society. His best-known idea is the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program (BusinessWeek, 6/5/08), a plan to make a simple, $100 laptop that would create a digitally literate generation in the hardscrabble classrooms of emerging-market nations. The laptop, now dubbed the XO, is finally being mass-produced in China."