Over at CNN, Andrew Keen has a great story about innovation, mobile apps, and helping those with autism live better lives:

With $20,000 in prize money, the mobile app “Autism Speaks” hackathon , organized by AT&T and by the advocacy group Autism Speaks, attracted more than 25 teams of developers and was judged by panel of technology and autism experts (including myself).

The goal was to design apps to improve the lives of the one in every 88 children who, according to the American Center for Disease, are on the autism spectrum.

The goal was to hack autism.

The full, inspiring story is worth checking out.