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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

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Apple has announced the HealthKit - a part of its latest iOS release (iOS8) at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The HealthKit is revolutionizing digital and mobile health care. The...more

Cyborg Baby Spinach as a Chemical Weapon-Sniffing Plant?
A team of MIT researchers are turning the average baby spinach into a sophisticated chemical-weapon sniffer. The MIT paper published in the Nature Materials journal shows what happened when the...more

Risks of Student Cyberbullying
In a soon-to-be published report in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

WVGES Now Accepting Grant Applications to Promote Economic Development
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) is now accepting applications for up to a total of $745,000 in Broadband Technical Assistance Grant funds. The funds will support statewide...more

Study Proves Children Grasp Math More Quickly with Visual and Concrete Models
New research from Concordia University suggests that in order for students to understand math, teachers must make the connection between abstract numbers and real world examples. The research's...more

American Red Cross Introduces Volunteer App
The American Red Cross has released a new volunteer app called Team Red Cross. The application allows volunteers to sign up, do basic training and various volunteer jobs, share volunteer...more

These Amazing 3D Printing Projects Could Change the World
Mashable has highlighted three innovative 3D printing projects which might actually help change the world. These projects include: Protoprint - an ethical 3D printer filament founded in early 2013...more






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The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society

The Role Social Enterprise Play in Society
What are social enterprises’ role in society? The Guardian conducts a panel to answer and...



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