EBay pledges aid to seniors
The U.S. Commerce Department is throwing its support behind an initiative
by online trading company eBay Inc. to give senior citizens better access
to technology and education.
Under the new program, eBay pledges to train more than 1 million senior
citizens to use computers.
The company also will provide $1 million to SeniorNet, a nonprofit
organization based in San Francisco that aims to educate people age 50 and
older about technology. It also will fund the creation of 10 new SeniorNet
training centers nationwide.