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News - March 23, 2012

Tech 'startup for good' marks 10 years

Disabled can access vast library on electronic devices through Palo Alto's Bookshare

by Chris Kenrick

Palo Alto engineer Jim Fruchterman felt like he was violating an unwritten Silicon Valley code two decades ago when he ditched a character-recognition startup to launch a nonprofit that employed the same technology in service to the blind.

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