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FunnyJunk lawyer doubles down on Oatmeal Operation Bear Love

FunkyJunk lawyer Charles Carreon has filed his own personal suit against Matthew Inman, creator of the popular internet cartoon site The Oatmeal and the charities Inman is raising money for, after the abuse Carreon received since filing FunnyJunk's claim. Acting on behalf of his clients at humor website FunnyJunk Carreon …
Iain Thomson, 18 Jun 2012
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National web-2.0 dogturd photo scheme goes live

Orange's latest wheeze is to get customers photographing dog shit, and other street clutter, for forwarding to local authorities – in the hope they can afford to do something about it. The idea actually comes from LoveCleanStreets, but has been picked up by Orange as part of the operator's "Do Some Good" campaign aimed at …
Bill Ray, 22 Aug 2011
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Everything Everywhere stops plundering the charity box

Everything Everywhere has suspended its practice of taking 10 per cent of charitable donations, and claims it is now working on an alternative, and more sustainable, model. EE had been taking the cut from text donations to cover its costs, other than those charities selected as "partners" by the operator. The operator still …
Bill Ray, 14 Apr 2011
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Everything Everywhere accused of lining pockets with charity cash

Everything Everywhere has been taking 10 percent of charitable text messages, excepting its selected charities, on the flimsy excuse of having to cover its processing costs. The problem is that it seems the other network operators are more generous with their cut, passing on the entire payment, so the operator is being forced …
Bill Ray, 14 Apr 2011
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Gamers raise millions for charity

It's all about charitable gaming today. Not only are millions of kids having a bash at a maths game to raise money for Unicef, but it has been revealed how many greenbacks a pay-what-you-like software bundle made, of which a third was donated to charity. Today is World Maths Day, so as we speak, over five million children are …
Caleb Cox, 1 Mar 2011
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Facebook boydroid to hand over theoretical riches to charity

Mark Zuckerberg clearly has more invisible money than he knows what to do with, given that the Web2.0 paper billionaire has agreed to offload most of his wealth to charity. The Facebook founder's philanthropic assertion echoes that of tech titan Bill Gates and in fact was instigated by the Microsoft chairman's own "Giving …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Dec 2010
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Outsourcing kingpin hands $2bn to Indian education charity

The boss of Indian offshorer Wipro Ltd, Azim Premji, is handing about $2bn to his own charitable foundation. The exact amount depends on share prices; Premji is transferring 213 million equity shares in Wipro Ltd to the Azim Premji Foundation over the next few days. The move will be completed by 7 December. The charity, which …
John Oates, 3 Dec 2010
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Anti-bullying charity demands more laws on cyber-bullying

Today is the last day of National Anti-Bullying Week, and UK charity BeatBullying has been talking up the need for new laws. But the organisation can't seem to pinpoint what precisely is needed, given that existing laws cover pretty much every aspect of the issue. The not-uncontroversial BeatBullying mounted an online petition …
Jane Fae , 19 Nov 2010
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London techies get kit off for charity

There is some really quite exciting news today for those of you who've spent years wondering just how you could justifiably buy photographs of butt-naked London tech entrepreneurs: check out the forthcoming Nude Tech 2010 calendar, featuring 24 disrobed IT movers and shakers, and all in aid of charity. The calendar goes …
Lester Haines, 14 Oct 2009
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Halo everyone! Twitter's yuppie fundraiser returns

It's flattering - and clearly a bit nuts - to discover I'm now as much a part of "Twestival" story as the organisers. But when Sky News wanted to cover this week's halo-polishing, conscience-saving fundraisers, they twigged that there's another point of view other than "new media yuppies save the world". Would I like to take …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Sep 2009
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Reg bean counter in charity cycling towerathon

It's come to our attention that El Reg's chief bean counter Charlie Caton is about to arrive in Blackpool having decided to tackle his mid-life crisis head-on by cycling there from Paris. Charlie Caton The gruelling trek from La Ville-Lumière's famous Eiffel erection to Blackpool's rather more modest tower will benefit Rock …
Lester Haines, 28 Aug 2009
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Is Gordon Brown safe to work with vulnerable people?

Opinion Number 10 refused to say this week if Gordon Brown will be subjected to the CRB checks his government has imposed on the rest of us ahead of the "voluntary" work he will be doing in his constituency as part of his over-spun staycation. Details of what he will be doing, or what organisations he intends to work with are …
Jane Fae , 11 Aug 2009
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Irish charity gets millions from Gates Foundation

Irish charity Concern Worldwide has received a $41m (£25m) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will be spent over five years in six countries on child and maternal health projects. India, Malawi and Sierra Leone are the first three, the others will be chosen shortly. The money will try and find what …
John Oates, 29 Jul 2009
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Kind soul donates Claymore mine to charity

A kind soul who donated a Claymore mine to charity prompted the evacuation of a Colorado shopping centre earlier this week. The anonymous benefactor left the explosive device at a Goodwill store in Arvada on Tuesday, according to news reports. An employee discovered the "suspicious" object while sorting through other less- …
Lester Haines, 24 Jul 2009
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Feminist org declines nude calendar cash

A group of Alloa women who got their kit off, in a charity-fundraising "Calendar Girls" stylee, are a little miffed that Scottish Women's Aid has declined to benefit from the proceeds. Domestic abuse victim Morag Hill and business partner Katherine Cram decided to emulate the famous Rylstone Women's Institute 2000 calendar, …
Lester Haines, 23 Jul 2009
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Taxman denies Wikipedia UK charity status

Wiki-fiddling isn't a charitable activity, according to the UK tax man. Revenue and Customs is denying tax privileges that go with charity status to Wikimedia UK, or Wiki UK Limited, as it's officially registered. Wikimedia requested that because it is "disseminating knowledge", the operating company should receive charitable …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Apr 2009
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Woolies Pic'n'Mix goes for £14,500

The last bag of Woolworths Pic'n'Mix has sold for a cool £14,500.10 down at the world's favourite tat bazaar. The last bag of Pic N Mix The 800g bag of sugary goodness was sold off by the former manager of Woolies Petts Wood branch, Ed Adams, who snapped it up just before he pulled down the shutters on the store for the last …
Lester Haines, 23 Feb 2009
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Woolies Pic'n'Mix bows out with eBay auction

The last bag of Woolworths legendary Pic'n'Mix has popped up on eBay, the Telegraph reports. The last bag of Pic N Mix The 800g bag - containing faves such as fizzy cola bottles, white mice and rhubarb & custards - was bought by Ed Adams, former manager of Woolies Petts Wood branch. He explained: "I spotted at least a bag's …
Lester Haines, 20 Feb 2009

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