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Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that’s aiming to promote research into artificial intelligence in the public interest. 1,041 more words


The Omidyar Network and CF

Pierre Omidyar was the ebay boss until recently.

Omidyar is worth $7.7 billion, according to Forbes. He founded and was Chairman of the eBay auction site from 1998 to 2015. 55 more words


On September 3 eBay was founded...

On September 3, 1995 eBay was founded.

The e-commerce and online auction website provides consumer-to-consumer sales services regarding a variety of goods. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company was founded by Pierre Omidyar, becoming a multi-billion dollar business, netting $16.05 billion in net revenue in 2013. 16 more words

Random Pop Culture

Uganda’s education minister just announced that the government is closing a controversial chain of for-profit nursery and primary schools because, she said, national standards were being ignored and the “life and safety” of some 12,000 children were endangered because of poor hygiene and… 1,157 more words


Andy Carvin Talks About First Look Media Shutting Down His Social News Wire

Financial pressure is causing all kinds of upheaval in the media industry, both at traditional outlets and digital-first entities. First Look Media was supposed to be different, in the sense that it is funded by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. 1,074 more words