Y Combinator-backed Zidisha has been stomping down non-performing loans with some extra tech

Yesterday, a new crop of startups from Y Combinator’s (YC) accelerator presented to a full house in the hopes of investment, press, and general buzz, and among them will be some non-profit companies. After YC accepted its first non-profit, Watsi, in its Winter 2013 class, it’s been steadily growing the number of non-profits in its classes, and Zidisha had the chance to participated in the Winter 2014 class.

5 Node projects you should know about

Node.js is the cool kid on the coding block these days, and developers have big plans for the server-side programming language. Here are a couple of the cool back-end programs that developers have been cooking both using Node and for Node developers.

Funding Daily: Face the music

In case you didn’t hear today, Steve Ballmer is no longer sitting on the board of Microsoft, the tech giant where he was chief executive for 14 years. Basketball calls, apparently. At least on the outside, the departure doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the direction of the company since his tenure ended.