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May 25, 2012

The X PRIZE Foundation and Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, a $2.25 million global competition to stimulate the development of a new generation of health sensors and sensing technologies that can drastically improve...

May 24, 2012

That was one of the key messages at the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance Convergence Summit being held this week in downtown San Diego. About 275 technology and healthcare officials attended the two-day event. They include X PRIZE Chief Executive Peter...

May 16, 2012

To find that innovative solution, Mr. Roth is working with a group of donors and dedicating $50,000 toward the first phase of a competition in partnership with the X Prize Foundation, an organization that manages prize competitions for various groups...

May 15, 2012

Last night at the annual Robin Hood Foundation gala dinner, its billionaire co-founder Paul Tudor Jones II announced a partnership with the X Prize Foundation to establish new challenges to help eradicate poverty in New York.

May 15, 2012

The total raised last night was $57.4 million, including $13 million pledged on electronic devices to Robin Hood and $19 million pledged on the same devices to a new initiative with the X Prize Foundation, which will offer prizes to find solutions to...

April 27, 2012

In the end, public votes crowned Capra the winner for his four-minute video compilation of time-lapse scenes he shot during a 17-day trip around Iceland.

April 27, 2012

A well-crafted competition can spawn entire industries, such as how the Ansari X Prize gave birth to the current race between Virgin Galactic and Space X for dominance of the commercial space travel industry.

April 27, 2012

What we’re about at the X Prize is creating these revolutions, if you will. One is a revolution in philanthropy. What we like to call ‘radical philanthropy’ — where you’re going to get this exponential return on your investment.

April 23, 2012

This weekend, at the X Prize Foundation’s Visioneering Conference, Wendy Schmidt, President of the Schmidt Family Foundation and spouse of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, announced her intent to sponsor a prize to address the issue.

April 19, 2012

A Playa Vista non-profit is trying to determine the secrets of a long life. If you’re a centenarian, or know one, they want to hear from you. The X Prize Foundation says their mission is simple — benefit humanity. Philanthropists and companies donate...

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