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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...

March 13, 2012

Peter Diamandis wants help. The man whose X Prizes have spurred breakthrough ideas in areas such as space travel and oil-spill cleanup aims to launch a similar initiative to help fix the U.S. educational system.

March 09, 2012

One of my favorite talks featured X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis speaking about how exponentially emerging technologies can be leveraged to solve humanity's grand challenges. The talk was based on the research for his new book Abundance, where he...

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