Larry Page's Philanthropic Vision Could Save Humanity. If It Doesn't Doom Us First

Google CEO Larry Page just donated another chunk of stock to charity, which is a good thing. What's worrisome is how that money might one day be spent, since Page like to talk about stuff like building a colony on Mars. What would happen if all our billionaires thought like this?
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Message: We Care. Marc Benioff Leads Tech Anti-Poverty Coalition

The Bay Area tech community has been taking a pounding lately for turning the region into a land of haves and have not, where anyone without stock options struggles to get by. Now a coalition of nine Silicon Valley tech companies is signalling that they really do care by getting behind Tipping Point Community, a leading organization fighting poverty in the Bay Area.
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Everybody Wins at the Google Impact Challenge India

Google’s Impact Challenge has now pledged to give away approximately $6.5 million since its launch earlier in 2013. Starting in the UK, the Challenge travels to different regions, inviting non-profits to submit innovative proposals that use technology to address critical social issues. The winners of the India challenge were announced last week, and this time no one walked away empty-handed.
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Google's Larry Page Shoos the Flu: Here's How

Google.org is the tech giant's philanthropic arm. And one of its largest projects is a service for tracking pandemics as they spread around the United States and the world. One day, Page was looking at Google's flu-tracking service, and he didn't like what he saw. So, he and his wife Lucy decided they would simply pay for free flu shots for children throughout the entire Bay Area. And that's how the Shoo the Flu program was born.

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