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What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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With news of earnings calls, and GigaOM’s recent coverage of data centers and big data fresh on everyone’s minds, the latest research content on GigaOM Pro this week looks at the near-term prospects for both future and legacy technologies. The market for wearable-computing devices, data center energy use concerns and proved to...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

Latest TPP Round Locks Out Public Interest Groups Who Flew To New Zealand; Gives Them 15 Minutes Of Access

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The various government bodies negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been criticized repeatedly for their lack of transparency. In the last few negotiating meetings, they've tried to respond to this by arguing that they allowed public interest / civil society groups various ways to meet with and interact with...
Latest TPP Round Locks Out Public Interest Groups Who Flew To New Zealand; Gives Them 15 Minutes Of Access

Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

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Lord knows there is a lot of online video out there these days, but only a tiny proportion of it has been transcribed (less than 1% according to some estimates). Searching the mountains of video generated by businesses, governments and educational institutions for the valuable information within is almost impossible...
Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

150 Princeton students offered choice of Google Apps or Office 365, 2 of them chose Office 365

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Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology recently polled 150 students who tested Google Apps’ Gmail and Microsoft Office 365 and results showed only two preferred the latter. According to The Daily Princetonian, the undergraduate student government is collaborating with OIT to move the student body from its current email...
150 Princeton students offered choice of Google Apps or Office 365, 2 of them chose Office 365

Apple Offering Stripped-Down $999 13" MacBook Air to Educational Institutions Buying in Bulk

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Apple has begun offering a stripped-down 13" MacBook Air to educational institutions purchasing in bulk, replacing the two-year old white plastic MacBook offering the company recently discontinued. Apple had ceased sales of the MacBook to consumer customers back in July of 2011. The new educational-exclusive MacBook Air is a 13"...
Apple Offering Stripped-Down $999 13" MacBook Air to Educational Institutions Buying in Bulk

Apple opens up iOS app volume purchases to more countries

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The company's volume purchases allows developers to offer their programs to educational institutions and enterprises in bulk. [Read more]...
Apple opens up iOS app volume purchases to more countries

Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

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Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted that it did take on intern students as young as 14 years old at its factories after the Taiwanese manufacturing giant published the findings of a report that followed media reports from September. A statement from Foxconn Technology Group provided to TNW confirms that some students...
Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns
Apple introduces $1099 21.5-inch iMac for education with 4GB RAM, 500GB HD & 3.3GHz dual-core i3

University of Illinois Disconnects Pirating Students, Staffer Asked To Leave

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In recent years US colleges and universities have undertaken drastic measures to reduce piracy, but it appears that some students and staffers are proving unteachable. Every year the RIAA and MPAA send tens of thousands of infringement notices to educational institutions, who then forward these to alleged BitTorrent pirates. How...
University of Illinois Disconnects Pirating Students, Staffer Asked To Leave
Top Hat Lands $8M For A Learning Platform That Will Make Teachers Want Phones In Class

University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

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University Ventures, a $100 million fund created earlier this year to invest in higher education companies, announced Monday that it has launched a startup of its own. Led by Satish Menon, former CTO of the Apollo Group (which owns for-profit education giant University of Phoenix), UV Labs will partner with...
University Ventures' UV Labs brings data-driven services to higher ed

Google unveils broadband trial for 10 schools in Cape Town using TV white spaces

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Google is continuing its campaign to provide better Internet connectivity through improved spectrum usage today, after it announced a fresh trial for 10 schools in Cape Town, South Africa. These educational institutions will have access to wireless broadband over a white space network, which takes advantage of “white spaces” –...
Google unveils broadband trial for 10 schools in Cape Town using TV white spaces

With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

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Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. Rather than forcing schools to spend six months integrating and learning how to use inflexible and bloated learning management software, Canvas offers an open source and cloud-native...
With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network
Google and Smithsonian partner so visitors spend less time lost, more time learning

Akamai Ranks Fastest Cities in the US

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Led by Berkeley, California, at the end of 2009, college towns are among the fastest cities in the US, according to Akamai’s latest The State of the Internet report. In order to qualify, Akamai put a filter of a minimum of 50,000 unique IP addresses. Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Stanford...
Akamai Ranks Fastest Cities in the US

Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

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As the jostling and jockeying for position in the tablet market gets ever more frenzied, Amazon is hoping for a slice of the education market. Yesterday it unveiled Whispercast, a service that allows organisations such as businesses and schools to manage numerous Kindles from one online location. The benefits are...
Amazon Pushes Kindle To Kindergarten Kids in U.S.

Is Yahoo's Human Resources Department Next to Get a Mayer Shakeup?

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According to sources close to the situation, active new CEO Marissa Mayer has turned her focus on the troubled Silicon Valley Internet giant’s human resources unit. It is now headed by David Windley (pictured here), whose tenure has included a huge talent train and a series of layoffs at...
Is Yahoo's Human Resources Department Next to Get a Mayer Shakeup?

Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA

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Apple and iOS device accessory maker Kanex launched a VGA output solution for the AppleTV and any other HDMI device today -- the Kanex ATV Pro. The device is tailored towards adapting the HDMI output of the AppleTV (or other HDMI device) to a more standard VGA plus audio prevalent...
Kanex ATV Pro adapts AppleTV HDMI to VGA

Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV

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Bing maps has announced that broadcasters can now freely display bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside images in their presentations. This post from the Bing community blog has the details: A couple months ago we changed the Bing Maps Terms of Use in a post called Bing Maps Terms of Use...
Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV
Apple Has Sold Over 8M iPads Direct To Education Worldwide, With More Than 1B iTunes U Downloads

Apple introduces volume app purchasing program to nine new countries

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Apple on Tuesday announced the introduction of its Volume Purchase Program for developers in nine new countries, allowing app makers to sell their wares in bulk to businesses and educational institutions....
Apple introduces volume app purchasing program to nine new countries

Canadian Copyright Collection Group Access Copyright Declares War On Fair Dealing

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We spent a fair amount of time last year writing about Access Copyright, the Canadian copyright collection group that collects fees from universities for photocopying, and then is supposed to distribute the money to various authors (it's not always good at actually doing that). There were significant complaints because the...
Canadian Copyright Collection Group Access Copyright Declares War On Fair Dealing
Apple Launches $1099 21.5-Inch iMac With 3.3 GHz Dual-Core i3 Processor for Educational Institutions
Apple's $1,099 education-only iMac is cheaper, and for good reason

SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special

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SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special is a post from Chris PirilloIn the past, we’ve been fortunate to offer discounts on SUPERAntiSpyware to our readers, and the response has always been great. SAS is an excellent product, one which Kat highly recommends. Today I learned that they are offering a very special...
SUPERAntiSpyware Educational License Special

A broadband catapult for America

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(Cross-posted from the Google Public Policy Blog)Power. Clean water. The Interstate highway system. It’s easy to forget that the advantages of modern American life result from basic infrastructure investments made by earlier generations.Tomorrow the FCC will release a national broadband strategy. The plan will set goals for expanding broadband to...
A broadband catapult for America

Networks under attack

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Your company's confidential information is under threat from botnets, spreading infection across the networkA botnet is a collection of connected PCs that are under the control of a remote hacker, typically through an infected PC that is then run by an external command and control system.The infected software can be...
Networks under attack

Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that recently graduated from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator with the goal of transforming the city tours market, has announced a $2 million Series A funding round led by Milestone Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $400,000. The startup, which first launched in 2009 as Urban Games, tells TNW that...
Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

Evernote updates its legal and user policies in response to huge growth and business/education focus

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Fresh from launching version 5 of its popular digital note-taking and saving service, 5-year-old US startup Evernote has revealed that it is making a number of changes to its terms of service, private policy and legal system in light of the phenomenal growth it has made in recent times. The...
Evernote updates its legal and user policies in response to huge growth and business/education focus

Google Does The Hard Sell On Security For Its Enterprise Apps

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It's no secret that Google has ambitions of becoming an Enterprise productivity suite powerhouse; perhaps one day taking over the top spot from Microsoft. As Google's President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development Nikesh Arora told us at TechCrunch Disrupt a last week, Google hopes for Apps to be a...
Google Does The Hard Sell On Security For Its Enterprise Apps
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