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Meet U.N. Foundation's entrepreneur in residence

[...] the U.N. Foundation, an organization that "brings partnerships, ideas and resources in support of humanitarian work of the U.N.," says Elizabeth Gore, the foundation's first entrepreneur in residence. [...] Kathy Calvin, a former senior vice president at AOL who went on to be the president of AOL Time Warner...

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'Bank of Bob' finances $25 startups

For years, writer Bob Harris enjoyed a unique opportunity - traveling to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world on behalf of ForbesTraveler.com. [...] as he bounced from one five-star palace to another, he felt uneasy about the inequality of the industry: [...] some friends joined in, building...

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San Francisco Chronicle

Zynga teams up with nonprofits for games

The Knight Foundation and San Francisco gaming company Zynga are delving into digital games that are meant not just for entertainment, but also for social impact. Mayur Patel, vice president of strategy and assessment at the Knight Foundation, says that games have transformed, becoming a "pervasive" part of our culture,...