Kara Swisher

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All This Can Be Theirs (the Kids!), If You Give to DonorsChoose.org

Yesterday, we conscripted blogger Arianna Huffington to plead for donations for DonorsChoose.org.

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We’re now at $10,228 with 38 donors and solidly in the No. 2 slot, with VC Fred Wilson holding onto the top rung with a freakish Kung-Fu grip.

Thus, we must double our efforts! So go now and click on through to our AllThingsD page on DonorsChoose.org here or use the thermometer on the left side of this page to give early and often!

Today, I made a video showing you the future possibilities for the kids you could help, if you help BoomTown in the October Tech Blogger Challenge for DonorsChoose.org.

The charity funds classroom projects in high-need public schools, using the Web to match teacher project requests with donors. (AllThingsD picked tech projects in both San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)

Besides raising funds for kids who need it, we also hope to win an award Yahoo is sponsoring for the tech blogger who garners the biggest number of donors–a free lunch with CEO Jerry Yang! I’ll have the caviar course, please!

So, remember to click on through to our AllThingsD page on DonorsChoose.org here to give early and often!

And here’s the video:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald