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Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia

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Video management startup Kaltura is growing fast, but it’s looking to expand even more, and has raised even more money to do so. The company has closed a $25 million Series D round of funding, which includes money from new investors Mitsui Global Investment and Orix Ventures. Existing investors Nexus...
Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia
2tor brings prestigious university degrees online, raises $26M
Amazon's S3 Now Stores Over 1.3 Trillion Objects, 3.7 Million Elastic Map Reduce Clusters Launched Since May 2010

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are secret backers behind European Privacy Association

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After being accused of a lack of transparency by an independent watchdog, the European Privacy Association (EPA) has confirmed that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are backers.The Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), which works to expose privileged access in E.U. policy making, said in a complaint Thursday that the European Privacy...
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are secret backers behind European Privacy Association
Junar gets $1.2M to make open data more useful

Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain

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One month ago, when online learning site lynda.com announced that it had raised $103 million in its first venture round since launching in 1995, we noted that the company would be well-positioned to buy up other companies in its space. On Wednesday, the Carpinteria, Calif. company said it had started...
Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain
Low-income kids of color SMASH into math and science at Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, USC

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Meet Genesis Angels, A New $100M Fund For AI And Robotics, From Investor Kenges Rakishev And Led By Israel's Ex-PM

POLL: Should employers have access to your social media passwords?

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Imagine this for a second: You walk into your next job interview, sit down and the employer asks you for all your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Tumblr passwords. This is a requirement for the job, the interviewer says. What would you do? The Seattle Times today wrote about Washington Senate Bill...
POLL: Should employers have access to your social media passwords?

Top 10 Robot Videos on YouTube

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Robots are cool, but unless you stop by Stanford regularly or make it to MIT often, chances are you don’t see that many in your day-to-day life.That’s where the internet comes in, and specifically YouTube, which offers hours and hours of robo-themed footage for your on-demand entertainment.So, grab the...
Top 10 Robot Videos on YouTube

Coursera expands foreign-language classes with help of new international partners

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Providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) tend to be based in elite pockets of the United States (Silicon Valley and Boston, for example), but their students increasingly come from all corners of the world. And to attract and accommodate a more global student body, online education startup Coursera on...
Coursera expands foreign-language classes with help of new international partners

YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

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CircuitLab is coming up on its one year anniversary, and the startup (now part of Y Combinator’s winter 2013 cohort) now boasts 70,000 monthly active users, who run an average of one circuit simulation every six seconds. The phenomenal traction for the electrical-engineering-focused startup has a lot to do with...
YC-Backed CircuitLab Has 70K Monthly Users For Its Browser-Based Electronics Design And Simulation Tool

Schoology Raises $1.25 Million For Learning Management Software

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Schoology, makers of a cloud-based learning management system and configurable social network for academic institutions, has secured its first institutional round of venture capital funding from Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The financing round follows an angel investment from an unnamed “prominent New York investor” in May 2009. New York-based...
Schoology Raises $1.25 Million For Learning Management Software

Hacker Claims to Have Breached Adobe

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A hacker claimed to have dumped hundreds of records for Adobe employees and users of the company's software, including people at Google, NASA and the United States military, as well as academic institutions. The hacker said the records were from an Adobe server that had some 150,000 records....
Hacker Claims to Have Breached Adobe

Organic Startup Ideas

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There’s nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you’ve found a gold mine. As with an actual gold mine, you still have to work hard to get the gold out...
Organic Startup Ideas

Academy Cube online learning platform aims to tackle IT skills shortage

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Software vendors, academic institutions and government agencies united on Tuesday to tackle European youth unemployment and the IT skills shortage with a new online education platform....
Academy Cube online learning platform aims to tackle IT skills shortage

College Calendaring System DormNoise Announces Series A Financing

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The collegiate calendaring system DormNoise announced today that it has secured a $500,000 investment from DN Ventures LLC and PRESENT e-Learning Systems Inc. The funding will be used to support the company's sales and marketing endeavors. Sponsor DormNoise was founded by 21 year-old University of Pennsylvania student Jay Rodrigues, who...
College Calendaring System DormNoise Announces Series A Financing

Office 365 has revamped its business offerings to better match the feature mix it offers consumers

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This morning Microsoft announced a refresh and extension of the business-facing side of its Office 365 service, the firm’s cloud-based productivity solution. The company added three ‘Stock-keeping units’ (SKUs) to the mix of offerings it provides to corporate clients, forging the feature set of Office 365 to better match the...
Office 365 has revamped its business offerings to better match the feature mix it offers consumers
NASA tech chief takes to Reddit for a spacey Ask Me Anything session

NEA Creates Harvard Seed Fund To Back Students’ Big Ideas

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This post originally appeared in Dow Jones VentureWire Hoping to seed the next world-changing idea, New Enterprise Associates is setting up shop at Harvard University. The new fund, dubbed The Experiment Fund, will include a yet-to-be determined amount carved out of the $2.5 billion NEA XIII. NEA will invite other...
NEA Creates Harvard Seed Fund To Back Students’ Big Ideas

IAC Acquires Tutor.com To Add An Education String To Its Consumer Web Portfolio

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Media and Internet company IAC has pocketed (yet) another web property — picking up veteran online tutoring website Tutor.com for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition completed today, meaning Tutor.com is now an IAC operating business. George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com, will remain as CEO and continue to run the business...
IAC Acquires Tutor.com To Add An Education String To Its Consumer Web Portfolio

Microsoft boosts Kinect for Windows availability by extending lower academic pricing to its partners

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Microsoft has increased the number of vendors that can sell its Kinect for Windows device to academic institutions. Kinect, launched for the Xbox platform, was a massive hit for Microsoft, becoming the fastest selling consumer electronic gadget of all time. The company’s release of Kinect for Windows was small in comparison. It...
Microsoft boosts Kinect for Windows availability by extending lower academic pricing to its partners

Online education provider edX goes global, doubles number of school partners

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edX, the nonprofit online course provider launched by Harvard and MIT, has long had a highly international student population — 70 percent of its students are from overseas. But now it will draw its content from schools around the world as well. On Wednesday, the group announced that it had...
Online education provider edX goes global, doubles number of school partners

Eventbrite and Survey Monkey buddy up to improve user feedback for events

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SurveyMonkey, the online survey company and Eventbrite, the ticketing and events firm, have partnered to provide a better method for feedback. The hope is that the integration of these two services will provide ways for organizers to collect feedback and suggestions from attendees that may improve future events. The new...
Eventbrite and Survey Monkey buddy up to improve user feedback for events

Top universities join free online teaching platform

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Coursera set to shake up higher education model after adding 12 US and European institutions including Edinburgh UniversityTwelve leading universities in the US and Europe have joined an internet platform created by two Stanford University scientists which provides free online access to classes designed by academics at elite institutions.The move,...
Top universities join free online teaching platform

Even Harvard Can't Afford Subscriptions To Academic Journals; Pushes For Open Access

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Techdirt has published several posts recently about the growing anger among scholars over the way their work is exploited by academic publishers. But there's another angle to the story, that of the academic institutions who have to pay for the journals needed by their professors and students. Via a number...
Even Harvard Can't Afford Subscriptions To Academic Journals; Pushes For Open Access

Dekko wants to take augmented reality beyond a 'marketing gimmick'

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US startup raises $3.2m of funding and hopes its 'real-world operating system' will leave rivals in the shadeUS startup Dekko has raised $3.2m of funding to fuel its ambitions for technology that it describes as a "visual layer for wearable computing devices".It sounds (and looks) like augmented reality technology, but...
Dekko wants to take augmented reality beyond a 'marketing gimmick'

Trumba Offers Custom Objects to Calendars

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Trumba, the shared calendar and events communications software company has added the ability for users to attach "custom objects" to their Web calendars and other websites. These "objects" are in essence tables that unfold graphically, keyed to links, or can stand on their own as pages. Trumba's customers use the...
Trumba Offers Custom Objects to Calendars

Microsoft R&D Israel partners with academic institutions to boost accelerator startups' success with science

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Continuing to invest in new technologies and drive forward innovation, Microsoft’s research and development center in Israel has teamed up with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Israel Institue of Technology (the Technion) to assist startup growth by using the pioneering “Startup Engineering” model. Startups that graduated from Georgia Tech’s accelerator...
Microsoft R&D Israel partners with academic institutions to boost accelerator startups' success with science
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