To create a micro-payment system to fund investigative news reports
To develop open-source software allowing "real-time advertising" that can be updated at any time by local business using social media
To safeguard mobile text communication though a simple, secure messaging application that requires no special knowledge from the user.
To bridge the digital divide by allowing New York residents with limited broadband access to borrow portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices for up to a year.
To use the latest software and computer-based FM transmitters to reduce the cost of creating rural radio stations
To test the latest social networking and user-generated-content tools in a small Russian town about to host the Olympics
Supporting government innovation by creating tools and servers that meet government regulations, so that developers can easily build and adopt new technology
To develop a service to allow users to better report, track and resolve errors, issues and problems in news coverage
To empower people to share breaking news by creating a searchable map of events streamed around the world.