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OKCupid owner will begin pairing teachers and students using newly acquired Tutor.com

Microsoft really wants students to use Office 365, offers 6 months free & 20GB SkyDrive storage

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Microsoft has launched a new campaign to hook students on Office 365 University by offering up six months of the service and an extra 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage for free....
Microsoft really wants students to use Office 365, offers 6 months free & 20GB SkyDrive storage

What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

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The New York Times is testing some kind of “entry-level” product aimed at a younger, more Internet-y audience, new CEO Mark Thompson said in the company’s earnings call Thursday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici followed up, and an unidentified source tells him that NYT Junior — which is seriously going to need...
What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting

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When we first heard about Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets you set how long the recipient can view a picture for, we immediately thought that it must be used for sexting. Sexting is the practice of sending nude or revealing photos of one's self to others. Here's how it...
Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting

File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find

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Nearly every day we write about negative associations towards file-sharing, and today is no different. A new academic paper now reveals how file-sharing is linked to depressive symptoms. The paper carries the self-explanatory title “Associating Depressive Symptoms in College Students with Internet Usage Using Real Internet Data” and will be...
File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find
Over a dozen Windows 8 tablets expected in November — including hybrids

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million
HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of FIve Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth

Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

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If you are a college student anywhere in the world, Dropbox just launched an interesting new program for you that . The Great Space Race, which will run for the next eight weeks, will allow college students to get up to 25GB of free Dropbox storage for the next two...
Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

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Microsoft "feels cool again" while Google and Facebook feel "creepy" to a new crop of twenty-somethings looking for internships. At least that's what a few of Microsoft's 1,500 summer interns told Reuters. College students who are full of idealism want to use their talents to go out and change the...
Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

Could Your Facebook Profile Predict Job Performance?

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If you’re searching for a job, it might be a good time to tweak your Facebook profile. Or at least make sure it’s hidden from public view. AFP/Getty Images As Leslie Kwoh of The Wall Street Journal points out, a new study demonstrates how employers could learn more about a...
Could Your Facebook Profile Predict Job Performance?

Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

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This could be yours, college kids! If you think the products on Kickstarter were terrible, just wait until you see how Microsoft completely ruined (disrupted?) the crowdsourcing paradigm. Introducing Chip In, a program from the computer giant that lets college students amass donations from people that go toward the purchase of...
Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

Corporate America's next creative consultants? College kids on MindSumo

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When big companies want new ideas, they typically turn to outside consulting and innovation firms. But MindSumo, a startup backed by Google Ventures, wants them to tap the creativity of college kids. Launched by three co-founders who weren’t in college so long ago themselves, the startup provides an online marketplace...
Corporate America's next creative consultants? College kids on MindSumo

Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

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Boundless, a service that curates free online content for college students, announced today it has raised $8 million in funding. The service works with Open Educational Resources (OER) to make free content available to students. Instead of offering textbooks, the company wants to make them obsolete by offering study guides...
Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

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I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are...
Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

Changing the apparent size of the hole messes with golfers' putting

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For many sports, performance is all about hitting a target: striking a ball with a bat, placing a golf or soccer ball in just the right spot, etc. A common refrain among athletes who have had a successful performance is that those targets seemed large—they perceived the ball as...
Changing the apparent size of the hole messes with golfers' putting

Microsoft's Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps

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Three weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would hold a free global hackathon in over 100 cities around the globe. Today is the first day of this “Wowzapp 2012” event and Microsoft just announced that it has managed to attract over 17,000 developers – many of them students – who...
Microsoft's Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps

Making Control Simple

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When we started Facebook, we built it around a few simple ideas. People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. When you have control over what you share, you want to share more. When you share more, the world becomes more open and...
Making Control Simple

Is Digg Completely Irrelevant to Gen Y?

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Taking a look at popular posts among my peer group (college students, aged 17-25) shows that few of them share the same type of popularity on Digg that they do on other networks. Likely because these students have little interest in using Digg, even for a quick upvote. To put...
Is Digg Completely Irrelevant to Gen Y?

Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2,500 College Students

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Treehouse launched last November with an admirable (or terrifying) goal: To teach the world how to design and develop for the Web, iOS and now Android. Essentially the lovechild of Lynda.com and Codeacademy, Treehouse is building an educational platform that employs video, quizzes and a little gamification to help aspiring...
Learn To Code, Get A Job: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To 2,500 College Students
Watch this: the origin story of Reddit
Gates Foundation Kicks Off $2.5M College Knowledge Challenge With EdTech App Hackathon At Facebook

A Google Engineer Who Loves Annoying Microsoft Says He's Found A New Windows 7 And 8 Bug (MSFT, GOOG)

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A Google security expert who has clashed with Microsoft in the past over how it discloses Windows security flaws is at it again.  Tavis Ormandy, an information security engineer at Google, has found what he's calling "a pretty obvious bug" in Windows 7 and Windows 8. On Monday, Ormandy posted...
A Google Engineer Who Loves Annoying Microsoft Says He's Found A New Windows 7 And 8 Bug (MSFT, GOOG)

How to speak college

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This sponsored post is produced by Ben Kosinski, founder of Sumpto. I cringe when I see some brands or companies trying to talk to college students. Cringe. That’s the problem; they’re talking to the college student. No one wants to be spoken to, let alone a 18-22 year old...
How to speak college
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: HighFive is the advertising middleman between brands and fitness apps
CampusLive Rebrands as Dailybreak, With $5 Million In New Funding And A New CEO

Google overhauls employee education program

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In a story detailing some recent updates to the two-year old GoogleEDU program, The Wall Street Journal today notedthat last year saw roughly roughly 11,000 Google employees enrolled in classes in the program as Google “cut classes that didn’t work and retooled others.” Roughly a third of the 33,100 Google employees...
Google overhauls employee education program

Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave

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Facebook has reached a milestone of 1 billion users worldwide. Once exclusive to college students, it is now used by anyone willing to give the company a bit of personal information. After that’s done you can join the social network and connect with just about everyone you’ve ever met.The social networking giant...
Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave
Educlipper launches its 'virtual pinboard' for teachers & students

College Students Rejoice! Amazon Now Rents Textbooks, Too (AMZN)

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Everything about college is expensive but when it comes to textbooks the costs are astronomical. Amazon has joined a growing list of online book sellers doing something about it. Amazon will now rent the textbooks and save students up to 70% over the cost of buying them. To rent, students...
College Students Rejoice! Amazon Now Rents Textbooks, Too (AMZN)
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