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London’s Modern Digital Designers Adopt Gutenburg-Style Print

BY Rosie Spinks, EcoSalon In the mid 1400s Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press, a technology which allowed information to spread far more rapidly thanks to what is now…

Samahope: Crowdfunding Health

  Samahope, a new platform for public health campaigns, takes the fight for public health to the individual. By Lindsay Hebert The sixteen women on my computer screen need help….

The Four Challenges of Running a Social Enterprise in India: Villgro’s Uniphore Explains

  Caitlin Marinelli of Uniphore breaks down the challenges of running a social enterprise in India. Uniphore designs and delivers mobile solutions for businesses using Multilingual Speech Recognition and Voice Biometrics.  Photographed…

Instagram-ing Tibet: Cellphone Photography

This short reflection illustrates how Instagram has become a portal for some journalists to quickly share photos of their travels and build a community online for their images.  How cellphones…

Reflections from the 2012 mHealth Summit for Smarter Public Health

Guest post by Nick Martin, CEO of TechChange, a social enterprise developing technology education for development and social impact.  Four thousand attendees. Three days. Three challenges. One global network solution….

Simplifying the Legalities: myRight

(Photo Courtesy of Subject) This guest post is by Michael Niu, co-founder of legal tech startup, myRight. According to the Court Statistics Project, there were over 106 million incoming state…

Water Wars in the Digital and Real World

Photo Courtesy of Water.org – By Lindsay Hebert Tilling virtual crops from their urban apartments and assembling criminal empires from the comfort of suburban homes, gamers seem to live in…

Raghava KK: Modern Artist Tackles Education via Tech

Artist Raghava talks to Dowser about his latest work with PolyVision on redesigning education through technology and creativity (photo courtesy of subject). Dowser: What led you to the PolyVision project?…

OpEd: Mentoring Global Startups in Silicon Valley

Farmers of IDE-India testing out new agricultural technologies.  (Photo Courtesy of IDE) From August 12 to 24, a group of 19 social entrepreneurs from all over the world is in…

OpEd: Connected but Neglected in Los Angeles

  In an effort to hear more directly from the source, we’re asking entrepreneurs to give their take on starting a business in varying cities, targeting different kinds of marginalized…

Interview: Andrew Rasiej on technology as a new ecology, not just a medium

This week Dowser is revisiting our best tech stories while our writers report back from the Social Good Summit. Check back often for our conference coverage – we’ll examine the…

Maternova employs technology to create new solutions to the age-old problem of maternal mortality

One of the oldest, most respected professions in the world is midwifery. And yet, midwives working in developing countries often lack simple resources like electric lights and towels. Meg Wirth…

Apps for Good: Bottom-up technological innovation by youth

“When you go to a group of young girls in East London and say, do you want to program? They’ll probably run away,” Iris Lapinski joked. But last year, she…

Holding the Ocean in Your Hand: How Knight News Challenge Winners Are Making Sense of a Changing World

This article is part of a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” In his 2007 book Blessed Unrest, journalist/ social entrepreneur/ environmentalist Paul Hawken estimates that…

E-Health Point combines water and wireless to provide healthcare in rural India

Al Hammond and Amit Jain of E-Health Point found a hook to get rural Indians to come to their clinics: provide clean water. Cheap clean water brings the foot traffic…