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Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

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I’m a big fan of learning how to do something in a “crash course” type setting. You’re surrounded by other people like you who are getting their start, as well as smart teachers and mentors to see you through the whole way. Back in March I visited a group called...
Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only
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A brassiere brouhaha: British man in patent fight with Seattle's JoeyBra

Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

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A common question among technology companies looking for attention is: “How do I trick an analyst into talking about my product?” The answer: Find a really bad analyst. Still, the question raises a good point. A lot of vendors view analysts as mythical, cave-dwelling beasts who demand ritual sacrifices...
Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

GLUE Conference wrap up: If you’re a developer this is the event you should have attended

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I went to the GLUE conference to get in over my head. That was my entire goal. I wanted to learn about the technology that helps to stitch together the various parts of the Internet, but I also wanted to spend some time getting to know the people who made...
GLUE Conference wrap up: If you’re a developer this is the event you should have attended
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Inside AT&T's Strike Boot Camp

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As AT&T braces for a possible strike Sunday by 40,000 unionized installers, repairmen and call-center workers, its managers are getting a crash course on ladder-handling, phone-pole climbing and other skills they will need for strike duty....
Inside AT&T's Strike Boot Camp

Mind the facts: Quick tips to stay vigilant while reading news

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It’s easy to become caught up in tweets or Facebook posts alleging a story is true when there is very little to back it up. Recent events like the Boston Marathon bombing and fertilizer plant explosion in Texas incite a swarm of incorrect information including photos, videos, and stories. It’s important...
Mind the facts: Quick tips to stay vigilant while reading news

Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

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Andrew Mason is getting a crash course in what it means to run a publicly held company. Kara Swisher reported yesterday that several Groupon board members have been considering replacing Mason with a new CEO. Today, in an appearance at BusinessInsider’s Ignition conference, Mason admitted to the audience that his...
Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance
Tackling tech's gender problem the right way: Teaching women to code

Digital capitalism produces few winners

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google might post huge profits, but many of their staff see little financial benefitNeed a crash course in digital capitalism? Easy: you just need to understand four concepts - margins, volume, inequality and employment. And if you need more detail, just add the following adjectives: thin,...
Digital capitalism produces few winners
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What Stanford Professor Tina Seelig Told Googlers About Innovation

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Stanford professor, neuroscientist and author Tina Seelig, who just published InGenius: A Crash Course On Creativity, recently spoke at Google about innovation. Seelig heads up Stanford's Technology Ventures Program and says that creativity can be taught — but you have to work at it. Watch her full presentation here; otherwise...
What Stanford Professor Tina Seelig Told Googlers About Innovation
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'Beat Making Lab' brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities

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Is the next Mos Def or Azalea Banks languishing in a region where there's no way to get his or her talent across? The producer who's laid down beats for those stars, 'Apple Juice Kid' (aka Steven Levitin) along with fellow UNC prof Pierce Frelon aim to find out...
'Beat Making Lab' brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities

Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)

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Do me a favor — listen to Facebook’s next earnings call and count the number of times CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the word “mobile.” If you played it as a drinking game, you’d be blotto before CFO David Ebersman even got on the line. That’s no mistake (obviously). It’s the...
Why Facebook Is Sending Its People to Mobile Coding Camp (And Not Just Engineers)

Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube

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Dancing babies, cute kittens and… quantum physics? Science may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about YouTube, but the video site has seen a boom of educational content. YouTube is expected to announce Wednesday that views of educational videos have doubled on its site...
Cool for school: Education is a big hit on YouTube
Announcing The TC Disrupt NY Hackathon API Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More

Facebook And Google Bury The Hatchet (Temporarily) To Kill A Core Problem In Gingerbread Dalvik

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When Facebook hit a limitation in Android’s virtual machine Dalvik that would halt its app development, Google and Facebook worked together to create a patch for Gingerbread. “We’re a significant app to them, and they’re a significant platform for us”, Facebook’s Director of Mobile Engineer Mike Shaver explains. It’s another...
Facebook And Google Bury The Hatchet (Temporarily) To Kill A Core Problem In Gingerbread Dalvik

How Facebook And Twitter Are Changing Business Models, Shaping Brand Identity [Video]

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Now that many corporations have mastered the tricky art of signing up for a Twitter or Facebook account, the next step is leveraging social media tools in a meaningful way that impacts your brand and your bottom line. While some have found varying degrees of success, the vast majority...
How Facebook And Twitter Are Changing Business Models, Shaping Brand Identity [Video]

If you were offline over the weekend, here's what you missed

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If you took your attention away from the tech world over the weekend, here’s a chance to catch up on stories and features from The Next Web and beyond. The news Obama and Romney talk technology policy in letters to the NY Tech Meetup. Browsing Wikipedia is now completely free...
If you were offline over the weekend, here's what you missed
TechCrunch Primer: A Crash Course In Cool Camera Apps

Booting Up: Where Stanford Kids Learn to be Normals

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Morning, sunshine! (Photo: flickr.com/photos/wordridden) How do Stanford students get the human education they need to lead startups? Many of them take CS198, a program that teaches computer science TAs how to teach, but ends up being a crash course for future CEOs. [New York] Steven Sinofsky--the dude who spearheaded the newly...
Booting Up: Where Stanford Kids Learn to be Normals

A crash course in car insurance policies and premiums

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Direct Line's approach to a car insurance claim left us wondering about a conflict of interestLast June, our VW Golf was parked at Seacroft Hospital in Leeds when a van reversed into the back. Minor damage was sustained: a dent in the bumper and a slight scratch to the rear...
A crash course in car insurance policies and premiums

Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW

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Ethan Duggan got the idea for his app one afternoon when he was playing video games after school. “My mom comes home and she has a bunch of dresses, like twenty,” he recalled. “She goes into her room, tries the dresses on, comes back to me, and says ‘How do...
Meet the 12-year-old who's pitching his app at SXSW

Amazon and Google apparently are on a crash course

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Reuters has a good one today titled Analysis: Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013 This statement is akin to the continent of India being on a crash course for hitting Asia.  Amazon and Google have been at war for ages. If you need proof, look at the Kindle Fire line....
Amazon and Google apparently are on a crash course
Tim Draper's superhero-laden vision for the future of education is so nuts that it might actually work
Pimp my ride: A look inside the geeked-out Nintendo Van
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A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8

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New information has reached The Verge that details what games should ship with, and be available for, the Windows 8 beta, which is set to be called a ‘consumer preview.’ Critically, Solitaire and Pinball will be included, pre-downloaded. Other apps will have to be snagged by users from the Windows Store. The...
A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8
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