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DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech

Entrepreneurs have it rough in Africa, India, Pakistan — places where VC cash doesn't fall from the sky and necessary infrastructure like reliable banking and broadband can be hard to come by. But c

Facebook and The Gates Foundation are matching $2M in donations for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates Put $9M Into EducationSuperHighway To Improve School Broadband

The digital divide between those who have Internet access and those who do not is often described as an economic or geographical issue, but there is another divide that actually runs across both of th

With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data

In 2012, the buzz around education technology reached new heights and, with the new year now underway, the hype surrounding the potential transformative impact of technology on both higher and K-12 ed

The 21 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier

Back in September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a contest that aimed to challenge entrepreneurs and app developers to build awesome, innovative education apps on Facebook's platfor

BetterLesson Receives $3.5M From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Bring The Magic Of Great Teaching Online

As the influence of technology grows in education, many have started to predict the coming obsolescence of classroom fixtures like textbooks, chalkboards, standardized testing -- and even teachers. Wh

Bill Gates Goes Back To College, Livestream At 11

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/college_l.jpeg"> Bill Gates is spending most of his time these days with the <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx">Gates F