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Playing Online Video Games May Help Students Learn Civic Education
In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students. The study shows...more



Is Civil Society Developing Faster Because of New Technology?
Is civil society developing faster because of new technology? In this case, integration of new technologies and using them can help civil societies take a main role in tackling issues or challenges...more

These Amazingly Simple Inventions Could Help Change The World
These simple, unheralded, little-known technologies may just change the world, one chewed gum, solar-cooked dish or sanitized hand at a time. Huffington Post listed 11 of these inventions that...more

Tech City Entrepreneur Launches New Type of Social Network
Hoxton-based entrepreneur Ekaterina Lengefeld has launched a new type of social network which encourages people to interact in real life based on common interests. The site's goal is to spur...more

Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

The Six Grameen Foundation Technology Tools to End Global Poverty
The Grameen Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning microfinance organization and community development Grameen Bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, delivers solutions through six...more

Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

How The Gaming Industry Cultivates Games for Social Good
Considering the expansion of community players, game makers view an opportunity to deliver a new kind of corporate social responsibility -- using games as a platform to create social impact. Many...more

Google Extends Giving Through Glass Initiative for Nonprofits
Google has announced that it will be extending its Giving Through Glass initiative that the company has launched last October. The initiative aims to place its wearable computing technology,...more

Lenovo Looking to Acquire RIM
Lenovo, currently the world\'s second-largest PC vendor, has recently expressed it\'s interest in acquiring Research in Motion (RIM) to supplement its lapses in the mobile industry. Lenovo...more






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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