Google gives away almost $4 million to social good technology projects

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SMS support for the ill, an autonomous reef surveying robot and a fish stock app were three of the successful projects to win Australia's second-ever Google Impact Challenge Wednesday.

At an event held at Google's Sydney office, the top 10 non-profit ideas, all using technology to solve social and environmental issues, were whittled down to three winners along with two people's choice awards. Each of the five received A$750,000.

Clara Chow, a cardiologist at Westmead Hospital, helps lead one of the winners, TEXTCARE. The service send personalised text messages to support people with chronic disease. Read more...

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