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Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Note from Beth: I've been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006.  So, I'm thrilled that community manager,  Meghan Ventura, who is responsible for cultivating the community presence of Games for Change agreed to write this guest post about nonp
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Big Data is not about size, it's how you use it that counts - Pat Brans

Big Data is not about size, it's how you use it that counts - Pat Brans | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Most companies are still doing very little with all the information they're accumulating
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Belfast Police Tracking Social Media After Teens Gather By Hundreds To Rave, Fight In Northern Ireland

Belfast Police Tracking Social Media After Teens Gather By Hundreds To Rave, Fight In Northern Ireland | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Officers are watching Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to head off any more massive youth gatherings.
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US border agents wearing body cameras to test technology

US border agents wearing body cameras to test technology | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Some U.S. border agents have started wearing body cameras in a test of the technology in the field, officials said on Friday.
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Patrick Meier on single-click volunteering, the good side of tech | memeburn

Patrick Meier on single-click volunteering, the good side of tech | memeburn | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy insight and analysis
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Ten best mobile apps to save you money when out shopping - Independent.ie

Ten best mobile apps to save you money when out shopping - Independent.ie | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Irish bargain hunters will be able to use a new mobile phone app in a few weeks time which will allow them to claim cash back when shopping.
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Ticket sales decline as '#boycottbali' social media campaign builds

Ticket sales decline as '#boycottbali' social media campaign builds | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A social media campaign encouraging Australian tourists not to travel to Bali is picking up some momentum, with an online travel agent noting a decline in ticket sales to the popular holiday destination.
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Spanish politicians try to woo voters over WhatsApp

Spanish politicians try to woo voters over WhatsApp | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
As Spain readies for elections, mainstream politicians have followed Indignados and Podemos on to smartphone app in attempt to reconnect with a disenchanted public
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Does Bad Software Hurt Nonprofits?

Does Bad Software Hurt Nonprofits? | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
The short answer is yes. If your data-tracking systems need their own organization charts or binders full of complicated instructions, then your software infrastructure is definitely broken.
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A Smartphone Test for HIV and Syphilis Shows Promise in Rwanda | MIT Technology Review

A Smartphone Test for HIV and Syphilis Shows Promise in Rwanda | MIT Technology Review | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A phone attachment using cheap disposable cartridges rapidly tests for HIV and syphilis in a Rwandan trial.
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Alipay Is Starting to Look Like the Future of Chinese Banking | MIT Technology Review

Alipay Is Starting to Look Like the Future of Chinese Banking | MIT Technology Review | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
What started as a service to help customers buy goods from Alibaba retailers has grown into a serious finance business all its own.
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Coaxing US Banking And Payments Into The 21st Century

Coaxing US Banking And Payments Into The 21st Century | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
In the last decade, financial institutions and industry regulators, driven by consumer demand and fintech innovators, have slowly changed the way transactions..
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London's Air Ambulance uses mobile app to reduce incident arrival times

London's Air Ambulance uses mobile app to reduce incident arrival times | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Developed by mobile app developer Mubaloo, the app increases emergency dispatch efficiency by automatically providing London’s Air Ambulance trauma teams with incident information via the EE 4G network, to help them reach patients up to two minutes quicker, said the charity.
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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Will Save Lives on the Road | MIT Technology Review

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Will Save Lives on the Road | MIT Technology Review | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.Availability: 1-2 years
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Five Ways to Improve Your Digital Strategy for Older Donors - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

Five Ways to Improve Your Digital Strategy for Older Donors - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest nonprofit campaigns of recent years were most notable for how well they mobilized the ever-elusive Gen Y demographic. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge became a viral sensation, and the It Gets Better Project's successful YouTube videos...
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UN News - Experts urge technology boost for UN peacekeepers in ‘rapidly evolving, complex world’

UN News - Experts urge technology boost for UN peacekeepers in ‘rapidly evolving, complex world’ | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
A group of United Nations experts have urged the Organization’s peacekeeping presence to incorporate technological advances into its operations in order to better confront the dynamic challenges of the 21st century, the UN’s spokesperson’s office said today.
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Will smartwatches be the next big gaming platform? - Independent.ie

Will smartwatches be the next big gaming platform? - Independent.ie | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Wearable technology is currently the subject on every tech enthusiast’s lips and, with the launch of the Apple Watch just a month away, interest in smartwatches is growing rapidly.
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Venture Investors Put $2 Billion Into The Blackboard Jungle

Venture Investors Put $2 Billion Into The Blackboard Jungle | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Venture capitalists really hit the books in 2014, investing nearly $2 billion in EdTech companies. That's a 50% jump from the previous year. For millions of..
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The Long Game: 6 Prerequisites for a Killer Product That Lasts Forever

The Long Game: 6 Prerequisites for a Killer Product That Lasts Forever | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
You not only need the individual capacity to focus, work collaboratively and take calculated risks but also the market awareness to constantly refine your product for appeal.
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These two Kickstarter-backed albums won Grammys

These two Kickstarter-backed albums won Grammys | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
This is the second year that albums backed by Kickstarter money have won Grammys. Here's how the musicians got here.
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Samsung Reveals Potential for Smart TVs to Eavesdrop

Samsung Reveals Potential for Smart TVs to Eavesdrop | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company's Internet connected TVs can capture and transmit nearby conversations.
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8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women | ICT Works

8 Recommendations for Better User Testing of Mobile Products for Women | ICT Works | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
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UK Consumers Say Lunch Is on Me … and on Mobile - eMarketer

UK Consumers Say Lunch Is on Me … and on Mobile - eMarketer | Technology Supporting Social Impact | Scoop.it
While cash is far from obsolete in the UK, evidence suggests that when it comes to small transactions, consumers are quite happy to use their mobile phone instead. A recent look at user spending on person-to-person payment system Paym gave some indication as to the types of payments that consumers in Great Britain were willing to entrust to their mobile phone.
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