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TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

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I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs
New music survey: P2P users buy the most, no one wants disconnection penalties

RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

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Last month, research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts. The RIAA wasn’t too happy with this result (or how the media reported on it) so they brought in research firm NPD to counter with some statistics of...
RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

Tuition.io Makes Managing Student Loans Child's Play

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It took Tuition.io co-founder and Columbia University alumnus Brendon McQueen 12 separate loans totaling $120,000 to pay for his Ivy League education and less than one month after graduating to realize that trying to manage this situation was going to be a nightmare. McQueen is not alone. More than...
Tuition.io Makes Managing Student Loans Child's Play

Journalist resigns for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes

www.guardian.co.uk
Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer on the New Yorker magazine, has resigned after admitting that he fabricated Bob Dylan's quotes in a book.He had previously dismissed claims about falsifying the quotes in his best-selling book, Imagine: how creativity works, but finally came clean yesterday.In a statement issued through the book's...
Journalist resigns for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes

Apple and those LOL numbers

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Now even the New York Times is misusing the “law of large numbers” Jacob Bernoulli We can forgive the talking heads on CNBC for blathering on about mathematical “laws” of which they are totally ignorant. What do they know? But when James B. Stewart, a Pulitzer-prize winning professor of business...
Apple and those LOL numbers

Startup News: The Library of Congress Has a Twitter Problem

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Congress Fail Whale (Photo: blogspot.com) API Rate Limit Exceeded Back in April of 2010, the Library of Congress promised to add every tweet up to that date to its famous archives. But like anyone following too many people at once, it’s just caused one big mess. The library now has an archive...
Startup News: The Library of Congress Has a Twitter Problem
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken -- but can she fix it in time?

Cisco VoIP Phone Flaw Could Plant Bugs In Your Cubicle

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A new study has discovered a very exploitable flaw in Cisco's popular Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, which could put millions of users in the enterprise and government at risk of remote eavesdropping. Cisco VoIP phones sit on some 50 million businesses and government office desks across the country and around the world....
Cisco VoIP Phone Flaw Could Plant Bugs In Your Cubicle

How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

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There’s been a lot written over the past few years about the future of the news industry — how the rise of the web and social media have disrupted it, and how traditional players like the New York Times and others can recover from this disruption and repair their business...
How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?
Decreasing rural populations lead to increasing fires in Amazonia

New York City's energy consumption mapped out

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Ever wonder how much energy your neighbor is using? If that neighbor lives in New York City, it's your lucky day. The entire city has had its power consumption statistically analyzed by Bianca Howard, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at Columbia University, together with Mechanical Engineering Professor Vijay...
New York City's energy consumption mapped out

Obama White House expands access to federally funded research

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Campaigners herald boost for accessibility of scientific information and say Aaron Swartz case gave momentumThe White House has announced that is expanding public access to federally-funded research. The move was heralded as a "landmark" by open-access advocates. A new directive issued on Friday states that federal agencies which spend more...
Obama White House expands access to federally funded research

With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

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Plenty of soon-to-be college grads will finish school with heavy debt loads and not a clue about how to get a jump in the market. But Modern Guild, an early-stage startup in New York, believes it can help students get a leg up on launching their careers by matching them with...
With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Supercomputers at the forefront of medical practice? The notion is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Yet, research of this kind mostly goes unnoticed -- that is, unless the computational wizardry handholding these advancements belongs to Jeopardy!'s AI king. That's right, Watson, IBM's bold-face named powerhouse of...
Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Why We Are So Rude Online

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Soon-to-be-published research from professors at Columbia University and the University of Pittsburgh links online browsing to lower self control, higher debt and weight....
Why We Are So Rude Online
How Do You Scale Social Innovation Startups?

5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

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How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't have enough to do? If you have a hard time coming up with good answers, here are some things to think about. It's addicting. How soon after you get...
5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

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Children are known for how much they love to play make believe, and StoryKid, an app introduced today during the Disrupt Hackathon in New York, takes this and gives it a new twist by offering a series of pictures as visual cues for a child to tell a story based...
StoryKid, Created By Literature PhDs, Is An App That Helps Young Ones Tell Stories (And Their Parents, Too)

Computer Music Center at Columbia University

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Computer Music Center at Columbia University
'No Longer Art' exhibition re-examines the worth of damaged works

Twitter Analytical Tools Threaten Third-Party Developers

www.readwriteweb.com
Twitter may become the heavyweight in analytics of its own content, boxing out rivals HootSuite, bit.ly and Klout. As first reported by ReadWriteWeb, Twitter plans to launch sophisticated analytical tools, according to Erica Anderson, Twitter's manager for news and journalism. Anderson, who made the comments last weekend at a social...
Twitter Analytical Tools Threaten Third-Party Developers

The Article That Predicted the New York Subway Storm Surge Problem

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Sandy may flood New York's transportation system. Meet the Columbia risk researcher who told us this could happen last month.If you would like to see the definition of prescience, take a look at this New York Times article from September by Mireya Navarro. She quotes Columbia's Klaus Jacob essentially predicting...
The Article That Predicted the New York Subway Storm Surge Problem

Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

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Just a couple years ago, nobody thought much about wearing computers on their faces. But soon there will be actual differentiation amongst the competition: Google Glass offers an interface for searching and taking photos without pulling out a smartphone; Oculus Rift is much more immersive, blocking out reality to allow...
Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

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Nahema Mehta isn't interested in disrupting the art world, she's set on actively conquering it from within -- and her plan is working. Mehta is the founder of start-up Art Remba, a web-based club that allows members to rent pieces of art from top galleries and artists for their home...
A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud

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Musicians and remixers were among the first to settle into SoundCloud, but the social audio-sharing service has been expanding in new directions. The company is sharpening its focus on providing a hub for radio-style journalism and commentary with an interactive twist. (This is part four of a four-part series on how...
How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud
Hubble Telescope findings predict collision between Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies

Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter

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Silicon Valley thrives on change. At TechCrunch, we chronicle change, honor it, and, lately, we’ve been living it. As we rebuild TechCrunch, it’s the talent of our writers that sets us apart. We are adding two new names to the editorial staff, saying goodbye to some colleagues, and promoting from...
Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter

Rap Genius Will Now Save Journalism Thanks to 'News Genius'

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The future of news. (Photo: Instagram/Owen Thomas) The bros from Rap Genius opened up the final day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY with a very special announcement. They’re launching soon a new vertical called News Genius, which follows the paradigm of Rap Genius. However, instead of analyzing 2 Chainz lyrics, the site...
Rap Genius Will Now Save Journalism Thanks to 'News Genius'

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers
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