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Ethics and Governance AI Fund funnels $7.6M to Harvard, MIT and independent research efforts

A $27 million fund aimed at applying artificial intelligence to the public interest has announced the first targets of its beneficence: $7.9 million will be split unequally between MIT's Media Lab, Ha

Founder’s Corner: Wealthfront’s Andy Rachleff on growing a business

Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast, Founder’s Corner, with lessons from today’s premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the t

Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York’s startup scene is thriving

Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage-closing process, has raised $4.5 million in its Series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Third Prime Capital, along

Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that's aiming to promote research into artificial intelligence in the

Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting. According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved in an effort to hel

Omidyar Network Gives $55 Million to Help Government Transparency, Mobile Technology

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The 2009 List Of Tech Billionaires And How Much They Lost

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/gates2-134x200.jpg" width="134" height="200" /> Forbes released its <a href="http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/11/worlds-richest-people-billionai

Pierre Omidyar Is Getting His Ginx On (Co-founder Status Confirmed).

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/pierre-from-ginx.png" /> Pierre Omidyar left eBay long ago to become a billionaire philanthropist and angel investor, but he is taking