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Landmapp Announces Rebrand to Meridia

March 6, 2018

Today, Landmapp, an end-to-end solution for documenting land and residential property, announced that is has rebranded under the name Meridia and launched a new website.

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The Financial Health of US Households and Why it Matters

February 28, 2018

Sarah Morgenstern spoke with Nick Ashburn and Sandi Hunt on Dollars and Change, Wharton's Social Impact Initiative radio show.

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Omidyar Network Donates Philippine Depositary Receipts to Rappler Staff

February 28, 2018

Today, Wednesday, February 28, Omidyar Network announced that it has donated the Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) it held to 14 managers of Rappler Inc., all of whom are Filipino citizens.

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Big money eyes the Big Tech debate

February 15, 2018

Omidyar Network's Paula Goldman talked with Axios about the Tech and Society Solutions Lab's recent support for the Center for Humane Technology.

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Indians spend roughly 3 hours a day on smartphones, but are they paying big bucks for apps?

February 12, 2018

Mobile app usage in India has boomed, but Roopa Kudva shares with The Economic Times how usage may be different for India's next half billion coming online.

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A Hippocratic Oath for Data Scientists

February 9, 2018

At the recent Data for Good Exchange, Omidyar Network joined tech, civic, and media partners to help develop a code of ethics for the data science community.

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

February 6, 2018

Early employees at Facebook and Google have launched the Center for Humane Technology with support from Omidyar Network. The Center is aimed at reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity's best interests.

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Loris.ai, a Crisis Text Line spin-out, raises $2 million to help companies have hard conversations

February 6, 2018

Loris.ai, a spin-out product from the maker of suicide prevention organization Crisis Text Line, has raised a $2 million seed round, including Omidyar Network, to help companies navigate conversations around harassment and other charged topics.

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Self-Publishing Platform Pratilipi Raise $4.3M in Funding Round Led By Omidyar Network

February 5, 2018

Pratilipi, a self publishing platform for readers and writers of Indian languages, announces $4.3 million in Series A funding.

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New Investment Promotes Civic Tech and Tech for Good in Manchester

January 29, 2018

Omidyar Network has provided £700,000 of funding over two years, so that the Co-op Foundation can offer up to 60 individuals a chance to base their tech social enterprise at The Federation, the new co-working digital community established by the Co-op in central Manchester.

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Making Formal Financial Services Relevant to Indian Consumers: Why We Invested in Kaleidofin

April 15, 2018

India is starting to reap the benefits of several transformational initiatives launched in recent years, which are focused on improving access to the formal financial system. A staggering number of bank accounts have been opened by the Jan Dhan program.

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EDUpreneurs Wanted

April 12, 2018

We are committed to supporting education changemakers — both in the nonprofit and for-profit space — but we need more “edupreneurs” willing to push boundaries; more governments and communities willing to pursue public-private collaboration; and more financial capital flowing into the sector to provide support.

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