Waywire, Cory Booker’s Attempt to Build a Web Video Startup, Sells to Magnify

Booker, who is likely to win one of New Jersey’s senate seats on Wednesday, had already donated his shares in the troubled company to charity.
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Apple Earns a Shout-Out From Bono for AIDS Contributions

Apple has contributed more than $65 million to the fight against AIDS in Africa. This according to U2 singer and (RED) charity head Bono, who said Friday that “Apple is certainly leading the crew” of fundraisers with its (Product) RED Special Edition iPods and accessories.

“Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries

Delivering the A-List to the masses?
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Zuckerberg Gives $500 Million in Stock to Silicon Valley Charity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were donating 18 million shares of the company, currently worth almost $500 million, to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that helps channel philanthropic gifts. Zuckerberg said the funds would go toward health and education projects.

Something to Be Thankful For: Brett Bullington’s Recovery Path Is Made by Walking (Video)

The beloved Silicon Valley exec and investor is on the mend.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter Partner With Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher Charity

Though actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher separated well over a year ago, the pair continue to collaborate on the charity work they began as a couple. Kutcher and Moore recently extended the mission of their joint foundation to combat the exploitation of children online, renaming it THORN: Digital Defenders of Children and enlisting tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter to support it.

Demand Media Finally Breaks Away for Good From Lance Armstrong

The race is not always to the swift.
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Words for Charity: Zynga Launches Celebrity Mobile Games Challenge

Win a chance to play Words With Friends against John Legend, Snoop Lion or Eva Longoria — but not Alec Baldwin — in Zynga’s first-ever Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge. Zynga is partnering with American Express — and a few other celebrities — to give $500,000 to charity. The games begin tomorrow and end Oct. 3.

Wonder If Jony Ive’s One-of-a-Kind Leica Will Be Laser-Cut From a Single Piece of Alu-min-ium?

Apple designer Jony Ive has agreed to create a limited-edition-of-one camera for Leica.
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Holiday Giving: An Online Guide