Sara Lerner http://whqr.org en More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too http://whqr.org/post/more-just-angry-birds-apps-can-have-humanitarian-side-too There's a trend in the startup world toward combining business and smartphone apps with altruistic goals.<p>At a recent hackathon, where tech developers get together to create new apps and programs in a short amount of time, about a dozen University of Washington computer science students work diligently on their projects.<p>This event, sponsored by Microsoft, features all female, global participants. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:32:00 +0000 Sara Lerner 33854 at http://whqr.org More Than Just Angry Birds, Apps Can Have A Humanitarian Side Too 'Seattle Times' Under Fire For Free Political Ads http://whqr.org/post/seattle-times-under-fire-free-political-ads Staffers at The Seattle Times are protesting the newspaper's decision to run free political ads for Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and for the state's referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage. The company says the ads are part of a pilot project to prove that political advertising in newspapers can work. But journalists at the paper say giving away the space diminishes their journalistic integrity. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Sara Lerner 26515 at http://whqr.org