Equity crowdfunding is now bringing investment online, and changing the way early stage capital is invested in given industries.
In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...
If you think careers in technology are only for computer programmers, then you are severely limiting your possibilities.
If you're creating a strategy, writing copy, designing sharable images, or producing content for digital engagement, ask yourself these four questions.
We have witnessed the evolution of empowering the individual around cause, from content to technology, and now to commerce. With the advent of social media, people have the power to become their own media source.
Technology has forever changed the concept of human interaction. We can no longer comment on a book someone's reading without having to admit we were peeking at his or her Kindle screen.
When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.
Too often, early-stage businesses have a sole focus: "What do I need to say to raise money?" Startups are more successful when founders are most open to learning -- and not just from the investors they are trying to please.
Here lies the challenge for those of us interested in promoting citizen voice around the world. We live in an era where it is easier and cheaper than ever before to communicate; yet it is also an era in which the barriers to equal participation are as significant as ever.
Within youth media programs, young people who may be intuitively aware of the impact media has on their lives, learn a language of critical analysis for speaking back through media production. They learn, in short, to become media literate.
Last week, over 100-plus San Francisco tech workers and housing activists came together at Virgil's bar in the heart of the Mission district, to talk about what's currently at the forefront of everybody's mind: the gentrification and economic disparity happening in the city.
Crowdfunding validates a market better than any industry studies, focus groups, investor expertise or guesswork can ever do. It enables entrepreneurs to get smarter faster by testing their pricing, features, messaging and target markets before they launch.
There's a perception that apps and computer games dominate the educational media world, but in fact, that's not the case.
Developing countries have high crime levels, which in turn derail further development. A few initiatives are successfully reducing crime and violence in cities such as Bangalore, Cairo, São Paulo, and Mexico City.
The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.
At Excelsior Middle School in Byron, California, a fake Facebook page was created to poke fun at a teacher. This act of deception and meanness prompted a reaction that has brought together students and teachers for a common cause by creating kindness through positive messages.
International solidarity is most valuable not in the individual act of solidarity itself, but what those acts collectively allow others to do. International solidarity helps to bring the attention of the world on crises which otherwise would remain "local issues."
Hey, big news: For the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend?
Don't victims of human rights abuse, refugees, LGBT individuals, and survivors of gender-based violence deserve the same kind of respect for their sensitive information as you expect when you visit a clinic?
The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.