Silicon Valley

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Tue June 4, 2013

2:06am

Tue July 3, 2012
Silicon Valley

Today on Your Call: What is Silicon Valley’s political agenda?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about political power in Silicon Valley. Who are the big tech companies -- and their executives -- giving money to?  Is there any sign that their political commitments have changed since 2008? Join us at 10am pst or leave a comment here. President Obama raises millions from Silicon Valley. What are the specific policies and legislation that matter to tech companies? And who’s calling the shots? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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5:01pm

Wed June 13, 2012
TECHNOLOGY

Using technology for doing good

Jim Fruchterman
Photo courtesy of http://www.benetech.org/about/

The Silicon Valley company Benetech’s motto is “Technology serving humanity.” It’s a different type of tech venture. It measures its success not in dollars, but by service to society and the environment. The man who founded Benetech is Jim Fruchterman, a former rocket scientist turned pioneer in this field called “social technology.” He was named a Macarthur Fellow, a “genius,” for his work. Fruchterman came by spoke with KALW’s Hana Baba about why he chose social good over monetary profit.

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