Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things
Health / Technology

Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to “hacking” philanthropy and “disrupting” old models for funding charity. Not so Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who isn’t afraid to take a more conventional approach to giving. Local officials … Continue reading

Education / Science

Pilot student aid expansion for non-traditional education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of students could be eligible for federal student aid as part of a new pilot program that will offer certificates and college credit for non-traditional programs like boot-camp style computer science training. The Education Department announced the experimental three-year pilot Wednesday, saying it hopes to reach several thousand people, particularly low-income … Continue reading

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites
Games / Technology

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites

NEW YORK (AP) — The state’s attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they “may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football.” The letters were prompted by media reports … Continue reading