Empowering the poor to be breadwinners

October 25, 2010

Samasource, a non-profit that connects people living in poverty to work via the Internet provides a different kind of economic aid. The founder of the organization, Leila Janah, who is also 2010 PopTech social innovation fellow, says that instead of just giving money and help to the poor, Samasource empowers them to be producers so that they are not forced to simply be receivers and consumers.

New York not just media, finance capital

June 24, 2008

google-nyc-office-scooter.jpgThis came as something of a surprise when we saw it.  New York City — not Silicon Valley — landed on the top of the list of the biggest U.S. technology industry workforces in 2006, according to a new study from the American Electronics Association (AeA), which bills itself as the “nation’s largest technology trade organization … dedicated solely to helping our members’ top line and bottom line.”