TED News in Brief: PW Singer on the Target hack, Krista Donaldson’s prosthetic knees get big attention, and new looks at the TED controversy

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Krista Donaldson showed her company's $80 prosthetic knee at TEDWomen in December. This week, their work was featured in The New York Times. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

Krista Donaldson showed her company’s $80 prosthetic knee at TEDWomen in December. This week, their work was featured in The New York Times. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

Please enjoy your weekly roundup of TED-related news:

This week, the New York Times took a look at Krista Donaldson’s nonprofit, D-Rev, which designs medical equipment for the developing world. (Watch her  talk about their $80 prosthetic knees.) The article reads, “D-Rev is one of dozens of small Silicon Valley start-ups aiming to use market dynamics to solve social problems. But seven years after its founding — and a decade into the rise of ‘social entrepreneurism’ — D-Rev and its peers have found that the marriage of nonprofit motives to for-profit markets can be rocky. D-Rev has had to become far more involved than it expected in financial models, licensing deals, consulting services and manufacturing arrangements. In essence, it is redesigning not…

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