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The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

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At the Technology Alliance annual luncheon this week in downtown Seattle, industry leaders lamented the sad state of the educational system. Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Apex Learning CEO Cheryl Vedoe spoke in detail about how Washington state isn’t doing a good job of educating our own students, relying on “imported”...
The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch

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RIM is struggling in the US, and to a lesser extent in Europe, but its presence in parts of Asia and the Middle East belie its faltering status in the West. Aware of the importance of emerging markets, RIM is working hard to prepare the ground for the upcoming launch...
RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

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Cheezburger's Ben Huh at the Hacking EDU event in Seattle. Photos via Dan Thornton Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh may be in the business of cracking people up. But the Seattle Internet entrepreneur also has some strong opinions about filling people’s brains with more than just viral videos and silly Internet memes....
Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

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
Gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna talk tech (and education)

For Malaysia: Bringing Google Apps and Chromebooks to the classroom

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As a parent of three kids, I have the same aspirations as many other parents and educators—to provide them with the best opportunities to learn and discover their passions. For many students, the web has become an incredible resource for the classroom, offering tools to work collaboratively, share and research....
For Malaysia: Bringing Google Apps and Chromebooks to the classroom

TEDxNYed: This is bullshit

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Here are my notes for my talk to the TEDxNYed gathering this past weekend. I used the opportunity of a TED event to question the TED format, especially in relation to education, where — as in media — we must move past the one-way lecture to collaboration. I feared I’d...
TEDxNYed: This is bullshit

Google Chromebooks land on Singapore's shores, the second Asian market after Malaysia

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Google Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have landed on Singapore’s shores, making it the second Asian market to get the devices that run on Google’s Chrome OS. An announcement from the company on its Google+ page said the Chromebook will be available at Courts stores across Singapore. According to...
Google Chromebooks land on Singapore's shores, the second Asian market after Malaysia

For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

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Politics is considered a dirty word, not just at dinner parties and among mixed company, but also within much of the startup ecosystem. It seems that since the political system can’t be hacked as consistently or predictably as the social graph its importance has has been largely ignored. At a...
For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

CodeHS Is On A Mission To Bring Computer Science Education To Every High School In The U.S.

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In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code — that coding has become cool. Either way you slice it, talented programmers are in demand. This, in combination with the fact that software (and the Web) are eating the world, has given rise to...
CodeHS Is On A Mission To Bring Computer Science Education To Every High School In The U.S.

Why Everything is Becoming a Game

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The fact that many people love games isn’t really that new. Retailers and even our own governments have used our love of games to sell us products and hook us on lotteries and whatever else they can think of to boost revenue. But the rise of online games such...
Why Everything is Becoming a Game

Apple Bringing Some Mac Production Back to U.S. in 2013

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NBC reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook will announce during an interview airing on Rock Center tonight that the company is bringing some Mac production back to the United States.In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC's "Rock Center," Apple CEO Tim Cook announced one...
Apple Bringing Some Mac Production Back to U.S. in 2013

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Talks About Leadership

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner talked with journalist Adam Bryant last night at the Director's Guild Theatre in Midtown. The interview will be posted as the first video inthe the New York Times' Corner Office interview series. Weiner offered tons of insights on leadership, which we have summarized below (paraphrazed except when...
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Talks About Leadership

Rule of Thumb: No Facebook Flirting with Students

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(flickr.com/Caitlinator) Looks like there’s one place the Bloomberg administration’s techno-enthusiasm can’t touch, and that’s the New York City Department of Education. After a nationwide rash of inappropriate teacher-student Facebook interactions, the Wall Street Journal reports that the city has released new social media guidelines that promise "no expectation of privacy."...
Rule of Thumb: No Facebook Flirting with Students

Microsoft adds Office plug-in to Moodle

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Microsoft is releasing a free add-on that could assist teachers, professors and others who use the online educational system Moodle. The plug-in, which works with Office 2003 and Office 2007, allows users to save Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents directly to the open-source online service. It also allows users...
Microsoft adds Office plug-in to Moodle

Spanish startup uSpeak raises $660,000 to bolster its nifty language learning apps

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Madrid, Spain-based uSpeak has secured 500,000 euros (roughly $660,000) in seed funding to attack the language learning market with a few good-looking iOS apps and a rather unique educational system based on word games and sophisticated personalization algorithms, according to El Confidencial (via Loogic). English speakers can use the apps...
Spanish startup uSpeak raises $660,000 to bolster its nifty language learning apps

The Tech Industry's Massive Marketing Problem

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The US has a skilled developer shortage, and it's one of its own making. While Silicon Valley wrings its hands over H1B visa caps on skilled foreign workers, the bigger issue remains the U.S.' inability to educate its own citizens. Actually, it may be worse than this: while we may...
The Tech Industry's Massive Marketing Problem

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education

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Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy;...
How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education
Always Prepped Grabs $650K From True Ventures, Former Blackboard EVP To Launch A Mint.com For Education

LearnZillion Lands $7M From DCM, O'Reilly, NewSchools & More To Help Schools Adopt The Common Core

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In an effort to improve the quality of K-12 public education, schools across the country have begun to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to align the diversity of state curricula under one consistent, standardized guidebook of what students are expected to learn — and teachers are...
LearnZillion Lands $7M From DCM, O'Reilly, NewSchools & More To Help Schools Adopt The Common Core
The state of education: Yes, we suck

Ed-tech startups: Imagine K12 bumps up its accelerator funding to $100K

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Edtech entrepreneurs are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing an accelerator or incubator program, given the resurgence of interest in the space. But in just two years, Imagine K12 has established itself as one of the most well-respected programs, in part due to its efforts to reach teachers....
Ed-tech startups: Imagine K12 bumps up its accelerator funding to $100K

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
With $4.1M In New Funding, MasteryConnect Wants To Give Teachers A Better Way To Track Student Progress
Author Fights For His Book On The Internet After Slacking Student Pleads For A Quick Summary

Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?

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There's a notion, one you're no doubt all too familiar with, that America is in need of an economic refresh. The troubles are likely to intensify as millions of Millennials try to join the workforce, only to be met with what Scott Gerber, the founder of the Young Entrepreneur...
Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?

Imagine K12: 'In just 2 years, 10% of U.S. teachers are using our startups' products' (interview)

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The founders of Silicon Valley-based accelerator Imagine K12 believe we are amid a radical transformation in education. Rather than teaching in batches, educators are looking for ways to help individual students learn. Imagine K12 believes one of its startups will produce the next great innovation in instruction. And if...
Imagine K12: 'In just 2 years, 10% of U.S. teachers are using our startups' products' (interview)

Malaysia Becomes Latest Country To Adopt Google Apps and Chromebook To Help Its Education System

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Google has gone to great lengths to help support education in many different countries, often through the use of its technology. Today, the company announced that Malaysia is adopting Google Apps for 10 million students, teachers, and parents. In addition, primary and secondary schools are receiving Chromebooks to not only...
Malaysia Becomes Latest Country To Adopt Google Apps and Chromebook To Help Its Education System
Startup Spotlight: Online art classes look to inspire a new breed of innovators
Zynga Co-founder's Junyo Is Using Big Data To Help EdTech Companies Better Understand What Schools Really Need
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