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Live from Leogane: Orphans International Partners with Haitian School Founded by Orphan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"My father, Ambroise Beauliere, wrote our school's mission statement forty years ago to provide private education at the best possible quality at the ...

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Social Media: The Choice of a New Generation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Not another set of rules? I'm afraid so. Today's new forms of social media require follow-us-wherever-we-go rules, and they are changing even as you read this!

A Step by Step Guide on How to Fight Internet Censorship in Iran and What the U.S. Can Do

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Here is a list of actions, policy shifts, and issues that are essential to giving Iranians more access to information and helping them fight against the Tehran's strong censorship.

The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts and Economics

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still 'just' a phone. To others, it is so much m...

Introduction to mFinance: Cell Phone Banking

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Growing up in Ohio as a young teen, I would take my savings account passbook to the bank and deposit my earnings from snow shoveling or grass mowing. ...

The Evolution Will be ooVood

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark Levine

With governments still largely in control of the streets and able to monitor or block access to sites like YouTube, Myspace and Facebook, what technologies are left to overcome connect people in meaningful ways?

Is Meg Whitman Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes (In the Wrong Ways)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman hates the comparison with Schwarzenegger, even though obvious, as both she and Schwarzenegger are Republicans, both are super-rich, and neither had any experience in elected office before running.

Q&A: Burma VJ so Powerful a Documentary it Garners an Oscar Nomination

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Balfour

When Danish documentarian Anders Østergaard took on the challenge to make Burma VJ, he had no idea how much he would advance the cause of citizen journalism.

How to Airplane Diet: Fly Less, Videocall More (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If you can see and talk to our family and friends at any given moment that we're both online, shouldn't we be able to fly or drive just a bit less?

An Author's Love Letter To Selma's Book Group

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Dear Cousin Sel, It was so much fun chatting with your fourth-Thursday-of the-month book group over the squawk box last week. Every author is thri...

'Empathic Civilization': Is It Time To Replace The American Dream?

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

To suggest that the American Dream itself is misguided, outdated, and even damaging to the American psyche, would be considered almost treasonous. Yet, I would like to suggest just that.

Digital Literacy -- Not Just For Kids Anymore!

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Juliette Powell

What happens when only a small portion of online users is actually digitally literate? Will we be divided into two classes, those with access to timely critical information and those without?

The Virtual Valentine's Day

Jamie Sorcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jamie Sorcher

We have technology to help keep the long-distance spark alive. From smartphones to online video calling, a special Valentine's Day can be no further than a click away.

Skype DOWN: Official Skype Blog Confirms Issues, Temporary Outage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Many people noticed Skype down today, Jan. 21, 2010, and wrote about it on Twitter and elsewhere, and Skype is now confirming that its service has had...

10 Things I Love About Technology

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I seem to be a technology doomsayer. The overriding theme I've identified in my own writing about technology is one of skepticism and caution. But the truth is that I am an optimist about new media.

Skype Lawsuit Settled: Founders, eBay Resolve Dispute

AllThingsD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Silicon Valley legend and now VC Marc Andreessen was making the interview rounds this morning, after the settlement between the litigation-addled co-f...

Remember Privacy?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tamar Abrams

It's one thing to voluntarily relinquish all pretense to one's one privacy, but totally different to spill the most intimate details of the lives of others, particularly if they aren't around to defend themselves.

Anatomy (and Meaning) of the "Did You Know?" Video Series (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

The onslaught of new technologies -- cell phones, video games, social networking sites, the Wikipediazation of information, the reach of YouTube and Skype, you name it -- have ushered a seismic shift in education: how our kids learn, how our teachers teach, how curriculum is shaped and presented, how individual students, powered by technology, process and experience what they're learning.

I Hate the Phone

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Anna Jane Grossman

Of course, I've used the phone many times in my life. There were times I even liked it.

Windows 7 Not so Great as Advertised and Has Compatibility Issues: Is Microsoft in Collusion With Manufacturers Like HP?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Russnow

There ought to be a law preventing the computer hardware and software industry from shortchanging consumers, so that we get the full use of our equipment.

Why It May Make Sense To Buy Skype Back

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Martin Varsavsky

Considering that Skype is under attack from Facebook, the largest telcos and Google, how can it be good business to buy Skype? The key is whether it will be worth more than what investors paid for it.

The Evolution of Technology

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Have you ever thought about how far we've come in our ability to connect with others and how far we'll go? I've been thinking a lot about connectivity recently and have always found that looking back to where we came from can help us better understand where we are today and, more importantly, where we may be going in the future.

The Skypesitting Discovery

Juliet Linley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Juliet Linley

I bet you'd already discovered it. Well, I only got there now: using Skype as a babysitter. Or rather, using the grandparents - who live outside of It...

Irresistible Glam

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

Our obsession with deal leaks and scoops subsided along with the boom that fueled it, resulting in a column that trained its occasionally gimlet eye on everything from basic business reporting to Analystgate.