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Joseph Pellerito Jr. Named to Catholic Charities Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Catholic Charities is a not-for-profit organization with its own governing body that is incorporated in the State of Michigan and functions within the limits of its by-laws. The Board is responsible for adopting policies, guiding the organizational development through long-term planning, overseeing financial management, and ensuring Catholic Charities’ accountability to the public.

2014 Board of Directors:

President — Robert F. Wheeler
Vice President — John Jones, Jr.
Secretary — Daniel D. Maley

Board Members
Molly Petersen
Patricia Randall
David M. Scott
Charles T. Young
David Keyte
Brian Mullally
Loran Paprocki
Joseph Pellerito, Jr.
Joan Sniadecki

Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With “Connectivity Lab” Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta

TechCrunch

Facebook plans to bring Internet to the third-world via drones, satellites, lasers, and more. Today Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook’s Connectivity Lab which will work on the Internet.org project. It’s powered by talent acqhired from solar-powered drone maker Ascenta as well as poached from NASA.

Internet.org, a partnership between Facebook and telecom industry giants like Nokia and Qualcomm, hopes to use these air- and space-born methods to bring Internet to the 5 billion people who currently lack it. Zuckerberg says that Internet.org and Facebook will work on inventing new technologies to complete the mission.

While they both have somewhat altruistic objectives, Facebook’s Connectivity Lab could compete with Google’s Project Loon, which uses huge helium balloon vessels to beam Internet to the developing world.

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 1.38.10 PM To bolster its talent in aerospace engineering, Facebook has acqhired the five-member team of UK-based startup Ascenta, whose members previously worked at QinetiQ, Boeing, Honeywell and the Harris…

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With Box, Yelp And Palantir On Board, Piazza Lands $8M From Khosla To Bring Recruiting To Its Social Q&A Platform For Students

TechCrunch

As free online social tools now play a central role in how we communicate, interact and manage our interpersonal relationships, and as consumerization sweeps through IT and learning, the traditional boundaries between the tools we use to learn, for work and to socialize are becoming increasingly blurry. It’s only natural, then, that students have begun to use many of the same tools they’d otherwise use for purely social or professional purposes to exchange resources and ideas, brainstorm and ask questions of each other. Furthermore, social networking and communication tools have begun to proliferate through education and are even playing an increasingly prominent role in the classroom.

Piazza launched in early 2011 to capitalize on the socialization of learning and give students their own education-focused version of Quora — a platform to dedicated to enabling students to share questions and answers with their classmates. Initially part wiki and part forum, Piazza…

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