How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest – gpgmail

[ad_1] Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spent twelve years as dean of Stanford Law School. But when he was named president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, one of the […]

The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Last week, users around the world found Wikipedia down after the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia became the target of a massive, sustained DDoS attack — one that it is still actively fighting several days later (even though the site is now back up). Now, in a coincidental twist of timing, Wikipedia’s parent, the Wikimedia Foundation, […]

Foundation Capital, now 24 years old, just closed its ninth fund with $350 million in capital commitments – gpgmail

[ad_1] Not all venture firms are long for this world. Though they tend to shut down exceedingly quietly, it sometimes happens when the returns just aren’t compelling or a firm grows too fast or there’s infighting or there’s not a solid succession plan. Foundation Capital, founded in 1995, had its own kind of reckoning in […]

IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation – gpgmail

[ad_1] IBM makes the Power Series chips, and as part of that has open sourced some of the underlying technologies to encourage wider use of these chips. The open source pieces have been part of the OpenPower Foundation. Today, the company announced it was moving the foundation under The Linux Foundation, and while it was […]

The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts – gpgmail

[ad_1] The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the option of technical support from Microsoft, including mentoring in mixed-reality technologies […]