Facebook wants to use fluorescence to make its laser drones work better

 A team of physicists and electrical engineers at Facebook published a new idea for using luminescence to improve signal detection in free-space optical communication today. Facebook, in a partnership with … Continue Reading →

Facebook now lets you fundraise on behalf of non-profit organizations

 When people participate in events like the AIDS Walk San Francisco, which raises money for Bay Area organizations that are fighting the AIDS epidemic, you often see people post on … Continue Reading →

Google.org, Omidyar Networks, backing Fast Forward, the accelerator for tech non-profits

 An accelerator that helps tech non-profits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers included big names in … Continue Reading →

PayPal puts a charitable giving button in its app for the first time

 PayPal is rolling out an update to its mobile application which it hopes will put charitable giving in the forefront of customers’ minds. With a new button that appears at the bottom … Continue Reading →

YCombinator makes every SimCity player’s dream reality with new research initiative

 Ever wanted to design a city from scratch? All those years tinkering with SimCity and Legos are going to finally start paying dividends for a lucky few. YCombinator is looking for … Continue Reading →

Malala Fund co-founder Shiza Shahid, AngelList partner to back “mission-driven” startups

 During the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2016) at Stanford University today, AngelList, the equity fundraising platform, and activist Shiza Shahid announced a partnership to form a fund called NOW Ventures … Continue Reading →