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Entries from November 30th, 2009

Flashback to Xanga

November 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Personal, tech

Tweet The world of social media has exploded in the past 2 or 3 years, but I was reminded yesterday of one of the first popular blogging / social networking sites yesterday from the beginning of this decade, Xanga. A good friend of mine wrote a blogpost yesterday reminiscing about the days when she used [...]

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A New Shopping Model, Just in Time for Black Friday

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments · VC, tech

Tweet Have you ever needed to buy something that you can’t get cheaply on Amazon or another online retailer, or just needed to purchase something quickly without having to wait for it to ship? Of course you have. It’s the way that shopping worked before the online era! But now that you’ve gotten used to [...]

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Impact Investing: A Call to Action

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · VC, socent

Tweet …………. A little less than a year ago, Monitor Institute, an affiliate of the consulting firm Monitor Group, released a comprehensive report on the current state of the impact investing world. If you have read my post regarding the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), or the Antony Bugg-Levine’s article in Beyond Profit magazine but [...]

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Hydros Bottle. Clean Water. Anywhere. Anytime.

November 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · socent

Tweet Earlier this fall, I discovered that some of my fellow 2009 graduates from Penn had started a social venture called Hydros Bottle. Now that I’ve established a blog platform with a focus on social entrepreneurship, I’ve decided to take this opportunity to write about their startup, which has been featured in the Dell Social [...]

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Chrome OS, A Game Changer?

November 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · tech

Tweet As many of you probably know, Google officially announced the arrival of its Chrome operating system this morning. Now, there are plenty of people who can’t wait to start using it, and just as many who pooh-pooh the launch of an OS that basically just operates in the cloud. The thing about Chrome OS [...]

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Helping or Hurting?

November 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments · socent

Tweet Yesterday, I was reading a post by my friend Chris Horst of Hope International, the microfinance institution, titled “How Then Shall We Help?” It struck a chord with me because its main topic was one covered by the microfinance and social venture professionals who came to speak at my class at Wharton during my [...]

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Understanding New Technologies

November 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · tech

Tweet With today’s torrid pace of technological advancement, it can be pretty easy to become overwhelmed with how much new stuff is out there. On the other hand, there are some things you see all the time, but have never realized what they were. Ever wondered what those orange buttons like are, for example? These [...]

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