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Supporting government innovation by creating tools and servers that meet government regulations, so that developers can easily build and adopt new technology


To create an open-source version of VillageSoup’s successful community news software, combining professional journalism, blogs, citizen journalism, online advertising and “reverse publishing” from online to print. Goals: “Turning independent weekly newspaper companies and entrepreneurs into an imposing, lively, worldwide creative energy that is competitive with media company chains.”

Boulder Carbon Tax Tracker

To create a citizen/professional journalism project using innovative web tools and citizen journalism practices to track Boulder's implementation of a carbon tax

Internet to Go

To offer Chicago residents Wi-Fi hotspots for up to three weeks at a time, in addition to one-on-one digital literacy and skills coaching and access to online tutorials.


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

Launching a public policy simulator that helps people visualize the impact that public policies like health care reform and school budget changes might have on local economies and communities

Community Radio in India

To use the latest software and computer-based FM transmitters to reduce the cost of creating rural radio stations

Sochi Reporter

To test the latest social networking and user-generated-content tools in a small Russian town about to host the Olympics


To enable radio stations to transmit over cellular phone networks and citizens to set up their own radio stations


To develop a service to allow users to better report, track and resolve errors, issues and problems in news coverage


For a tablet application that helps people easily record stories and oral histories, prompted by photos or videos on the screen

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