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VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

10 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using artificial intelligence, social media companies can quickly identify and reach out to those at risk for self-harm. Pinterest, a San Francisco-based social media company, is employing AI to support its user’s emo...

Are We Europe Magazine

Rhiannon J. Davies

28 August 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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After the Gezi Park protests in 2013, eight young Turks launched an app called Oy ve Ötesi, or "Vote and Beyond," to protect democratic values. The non-profit aims to improve voter turnout, increase transparency aroun...

Yes! Magazine

Megan Wildhood

21 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Crowdsourcing data allows developers to help those with limited mobility find accessible routes. The AccessMap Seattle project, in collaboration with the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the University of Wa...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Andrew Westrope

29 May 2019

Iowa, United States

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Non-profit organization Protect Democracy has created a free web application called VoteShield, which uses statistics, machine learning, and data visualization to track and flag any unusual changes in local public vot...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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23 May 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Digital platforms can provide a space for those living apart from their religious communities to affirm their identity. From hash tags to online academies, Muslims who otherwise would not have regular access to a mosq...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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17 April 2019

Denmark

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Using the camera of a smartphone, individuals who are blind or visually impaired can receive quick and easy help from volunteers. The Danish company, Be My Eyes uses a smartphone application to connect those who are b...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

27 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Seeking treatment for mental health concerns is often associated with a stigmatized perspective, but thanks to technological advancements, the use of mental health apps has helped reduce this viewpoint. Although the a...

FastCompany

Courtney Biggs

1 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Endometriosis impacts millions of women across the world, but many don't know what sort of symptoms to look for or how to treat it. To address this, a team at Columbia University developed an app that focuses on aware...

Grist

Maria Gallucci

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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As part of a larger shift toward transparency, the shipping industry is exploring blockchain technology through a collaboration between Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration and Frontier Sky. Together, they applied b...

Wired

Ruby Lott-Lavigna

17 February 2019

Seoul, South Korea

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People are accustomed to organizing funerals when they lose a loved one, but technology has given rise to a need for digital funerals as well. In order to expunge a person's digital footprint once, companies in South ...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

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2 January 2019

Singapore, Singapore

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Through its Transformation Office and Innovation Lab, Singapore encourages a culture of innovation and smart design when it comes to making policy among its 145,000 strong civil service. Borrowing aspects of its frame...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

13 November 2018

United States

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Gender Equality Funds is a tool that makes it possible for people to know if the mutual fund companies in their 401(k)’s are gender inclusive. The tools pulls data from 4,000 mutual funds companies and gives them a ge...

New Atlas

Rich Haridy

11 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Researchers are working to develop an app that can detect certain deadly heart attacks. In trials, the ECG app was almost as accurate as traditional ECGs. It can correctly identify a heart attack and does not report a...

Law at the Margins

Carla Pineda

6 November 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Grassroots organizers use mobile technology to spread information and resources to underserved immigrant communities. Groups like the Haitian Bridge Alliance and UndocuBlack mobilize legal and social resources for imm...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

30 October 2018

United States

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Borderwise is an online interface that makes it easier to apply for a green card or naturalization in the United States. Since Borderwise was created in 2016, more than 80.000 immigration forms have been prepared usin...

Technical.ly Philly

Roberto Torres

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26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jessica Hinchliffe

11 September 2018

Brisbane, Australia

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A new app provides a way for visually impaired people to see into space. Using sound and vibration, the app Astreos provides the location and information about heavenly bodies in the night sky.

Artsy

Jacqui Palumbo

30 August 2018

Paris, France

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Through augmented reality (AR) effects, street artists have created surprising, novel experiences in museums and in public. Using an app, viewers can see murals in motion, art floating in the air, and new ‘additions’ ...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

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24 August 2018

India

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Using audio descriptions of a movie’s action, the XL Cinema app increases the accessibility of movies to a vision impaired audience. The free app has been used thousands of times and production studios are interested ...

CityLab

Linda Poon

23 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The New York Public Library Insta Novels program makes public domain works available to be read on Instagram. Featuring engaging artwork and a user friendly format, Insta Novels make literature available to users with...

OZY

Puja Changoiwala

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5 August 2018

India

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Web applications designed for people with disabilities have helped users to live fuller lives and reduce the stigma attached to living with a disability. The apps have spread information, make education more effective...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

1 August 2018

United States

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Paladin, a software program is helping lawyers find pro-bono cases. Pro-bono cases are inputted into the platform, then teams of lawyers can make an account and sign up to pick up a case. Already companies like Verizo...

Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab

Anthony Scoma

10 July 2018

London, England

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Readers on the BBC website can now find out more about select stories through “Appy Helper,” a module that provides background about an ongoing, complex story. The module works through both a chat-style interface that...

Nieman Lab

Marlee Baldridge

9 July 2018

London, England

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A new app creates connections between journalism interns and industry professionals willing to be a host during someone’s internship. This creates a path for greater class diversity in journalism by providing a way fo...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Skip Descant

5 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Dallas is expanding its public transit app. “Customers don’t care how they get around,” says Morgan Lyons, vice president of external relations at DART. “They want to get around, period.” The GoPass app will include t...

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