San Diego Union-Tribune: Bram Dijkstra’s $2.3 million collection of rare albums, once bound for SDSU, is headed to Stanford University

San Diego Union-Tribune: Bram Dijkstra’s $2.3 million collection of rare albums, once bound for SDSU, is headed to Stanford University . “Stanford University has acquired the $2.3 million vinyl record collection of San Diegan Bram Dijkstra, just 11 months after a signed 2020 agreement for the one-of-a-kind collection to go to SDSU’s Love Library imploded. Numbering more than 8,000 jazz, blues, gospel, soul and reggae discs that span nearly a century, The Dijkstra Black Music Collection will be housed at Stanford’s Archive of Recorded Sound.”

AP: DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes

AP: DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes. “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who has been criticized for opposing mask mandates and vaccine passports — is now touting a COVID-19 antibody treatment in which a top donor’s company has invested millions of dollars. DeSantis has been flying around the state promoting a monoclonal antibody treatment sold by Regeneron, which was used on then-President Donald Trump after he tested positive for COVID-19. The governor first began talking about it as a treatment last year.”

Honolulu Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help

Honolulu Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help. “There’s an unprecedented urgent need among people who’ve lost their jobs or can’t pay the rent. It’s matched by a swell in the number of people who want to help. But matching charitable organizations with donors who want to fund their initiatives normally doesn’t happen fast. And the whirlpool of needs and resources can be difficult to navigate.”

Vox: Here’s how you can help people who’ve lost jobs or housing in the wake of coronavirus

Vox: Here’s how you can help people who’ve lost jobs or housing in the wake of coronavirus. “Social distancing measures recommended by authorities mean helping in person isn’t an option for the vast majority of Americans right now, but there are many worthy organizations seeking monetary donations to continue their work for a variety of affected communities. For many, money has never been tighter. But for those with a few dollars to spare, they can help vulnerable communities have a buffer long after the spread of Covid-19 is contained. Here are a few ways you can assist.” Good, well-annotated list.

Android Police: Google is killing Google One Today, gives supporters only a week’s notice

Android Police: Google is killing Google One Today, gives supporters only a week’s notice. “Today Google has announced that it’s killing its One Today service. This isn’t the renamed Google Drive paid storage program, but an app-based donation system you’ve probably never heard of, haven’t used, and won’t miss. Those still using it have a week before it shuts down.”

TechCrunch: Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia

TechCrunch: Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia . “Back in March, we asked the question ‘Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?’ The answer was kind of, sort of, with one key exception, noting, ‘Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google all contributed around $50,000 by matching employee gifts. Amazon, on the other hand, is nowhere to be found on that list.’ Today, however, the online retail giant is looking to address that apparent oversight, announcing a $1 million donation to the Wikimedia Endowment, the fund behind Wikipedia.”

Quartz: Google’s owner is forcing charity upon all its employees by donating their holiday gifts

Quartz: Google’s owner is forcing charity upon all its employees by donating their holiday gifts. “While most corporate workers are resigned to getting a $25 gift certificate or a frozen turkey, Google is known for lavishing its employees with the latest tech gear. In years past, employee received Nexus phones, Chromebook laptops and Android smart watches. But this year, the company went in a different direction, according to Fortune. The company is donating $30 million in tech hardware and support to schools on its employee’s behalf.” Which makes for a nice tax deduction?