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Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

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Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online
Xbox 360, now serving pizza: Microsoft console getting Pizza Hut ordering app

Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

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Here’s a Windows 8 feature that’s sure to spark lots of conversations around the dinner table. Gearing up for the “Release Preview” of the new operating system next month, Microsoft this week detailed its plans for Windows 8′s family safety settings. One of the features lets parents receive a weekly...
Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card
Wikiweb Makes Wikipedia Hotter and Smarter

Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

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Religion, bathroom routines and politics are three things you should never, ever discuss at the dinner table. However, if you're curious about your neighbors' political reading habits, then you should check out Amazon's Election Heat Map. The bookseller rated the top 250 books with a "clear political bias," with...
Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaning

Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues

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Branch, the service backed by Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Obvious, has come out of private beta today to drum up conversations on the web, rather than rants by one person. Here’s what the team had to say: Today, Branch is coming out of private beta and will begin...
Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues

NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts

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Someday, Bre Pettis. Someday. (Photo: flickr.com/usnavy) As much as we love the notion of 3D printing ourselves a pizza and sitting down to a 3D printed game of canasta at a 3D printed dinner table, it sometimes seems this snazzy technology is often used to produce little more than tchotchkes....
NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts
Fetishizing the offline in the digital age

Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

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Meet Sen Sugano, Director of Business Development at the dinner-with-strangers startup.GrubWithUs, founded in 2010, has a simple vision: Bring strangers together for a classy meal at a restaurant, and help them make new friends. The startup just launched a website redesign today. Fast Company called up Sen Sugano, GrubWithUs’s director...
Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

Netflix signs series rights deal with Warner Bros., will be only place to catch 2012-13 shows

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In the war for our eyeballs and wallets, Netflix has signed a deal with Warner Bros. that'll keep the latter's 2012-13 production slate exclusive to the streaming service. Shows like Revolution, Political Animals and 666 Park Avenue are the crown jewels of the deal -- but users will also...
Netflix signs series rights deal with Warner Bros., will be only place to catch 2012-13 shows

Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

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No need to be embarrassed if your dad talks about the finer points of the latest Cyanogenmod or debates the merits of an ultrabook around the dinner table, for geek is the new cool. [Read more]...
Tech-savvy dads: We're geeks and proud of it

Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Raise $1.5 M. for Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally At Citi Field

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Like this, except everyone is Jewish and there is no baseball. By definition, the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community cleaves to the old ways over modern societal norms. Thus it finds itself even more at odds with the technological wave of apps and gadgets transforming American culture. And the time has come, apparently,...
Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Raise $1.5 M. for Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally At Citi Field
Supperking breaks bread with a new social dining platform

80% Of Americans Work “After Hours,” Equaling An Extra Day Of Work Per Week

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Have you ever read news that sort of makes you want to cry? I have to warn you, that’s what this new study from enterprise mobility company Good Technology might inspire. The company polled 1,000 U.S. workers to get a better understanding of their mobile work habits. The results are not surprising: the...
80% Of Americans Work “After Hours,” Equaling An Extra Day Of Work Per Week

Cue the protein printer: Peter Thiel invests in artificial meat

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No dear, the printer isn’t out of toner. It’s out of blood… Sounds outlandish, but some day we may be making use of 3D printers to manufacture the most consumable of consumer goods: our food. Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs has just funneled $350,000 into Modern Meadow, a startup attempting to...
Cue the protein printer: Peter Thiel invests in artificial meat
Does social beat search, or does “peacocking” get in the way?

Warning: We Have No Idea What Tablets And Smartphones Are Doing To Our Children

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Just how much screen time is appropriate for your child? That seems to be the question lately with the rise of tablet and smartphone usage.  Unfortunately, we still don't have an answer. Nick Bilton of The New York Times reports. "We really don't know the full neurological effects of these...
Warning: We Have No Idea What Tablets And Smartphones Are Doing To Our Children
Without The Right Message, Twitter Is No Better For Your Brand Than A Fax Machine
These Facebook Home Ads Are Just Odd

StumbleUpon Wants To Buy You Dinner

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StumbleUpon is offering to cover the bill for your next dinner party, so long as you use their site to find the recipes. Throwing a dinner party? Get in touch with StumbleUpon first--they might just bankroll it for you. StumbleUpon, one of the earliest content discovery engines on the Web,...
StumbleUpon Wants To Buy You Dinner
Forget Sexy, Startups Today Look To Disrupt The Mundane

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

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Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

AT&T's new data plans set stage for multi-device world

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AT&T this morning followed its rival Verizon Wireless by announcing new shared data plans that move away from limits for individual phones and shift instead to a shared data pool that can be accessed by up to 10 devices. One big difference from Verizon’s approach: AT&T is making its plans...
AT&T's new data plans set stage for multi-device world
A look back at the 'social' products, concepts that came before Facebook and Twitter

Dave Morin of Path: ‘Facebook Built the Cities and Town Squares, We’re Trying to Build a Home”

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Last night’s PandoMonthly featured a candid fireside chat-without-the-fire with Dave Morin, the CEO and co-founder of Path. Below, we’ve posted a recording of the hour-long interview, conducted with Pando’s Sarah Lacy, for those unable to attend or watch the livestream. Morin was game for even Sarah’s toughest questions, such as,...
Dave Morin of Path: ‘Facebook Built the Cities and Town Squares, We’re Trying to Build a Home”
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)

Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own

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Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff @JackK. No buzzwords are more prominent in today’s Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. They’re so big that they have their own love-child buzzword,...
Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
American homes have more internet connected devices than people
The New Facebook Ad Says It's Totally Acceptable To Use Your Phone At The Dinner Table
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?