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Backed By $1M From Peter Thiel & More, Thinkful Is On A Mission To Reinvent Career Training

Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against Amazon EU about the retail giant’s guarantee to Prime customers to receive One-Day delivery on orders. The problem is that Amazon says that its Prime customers can have “All You Can Eat One-Day Delivery” as a benefit of paying a subscription...
Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

SXSW News: Jerry Levin's StartUp Health Academy for Entrepreneurs Announces First Class

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In an interesting twist on the accelerator and incubator model for entrepreneurs, StartUp Health Academy announced its first class of “healthcare transformers” today at SXSW in Austin. StartUp Health, which is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin and is backed by AT&T and the California HealthCare Foundation,...
SXSW News: Jerry Levin's StartUp Health Academy for Entrepreneurs Announces First Class

Skillshare Rethinks Education By Putting Projects, Not Lectures, Online

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Startups such as Coursera, 2tor and Udacity have used the web to bring college professors' lectures to a wider audience. Skillshare, meanwhile, is eliminating the lectures--and the professors. A new class format the startup is launching on Tuesday aims to create a learning environment where teachers become facilitators and students,...
Skillshare Rethinks Education By Putting Projects, Not Lectures, Online

AppDirect's Developer Incubator aims to help engineers become entrepreneurs through apprenticeship

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AppDirect, the cloud-based services marketplace company, has set up a Developer Incubator program in order to help it staff up, but also to give engineers an opportunity to get some entrepreneurial experience without risking their paycheck. This three-year program will result in the top performers receiving seed funding and an...
AppDirect's Developer Incubator aims to help engineers become entrepreneurs through apprenticeship

Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum

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Britain's Department of Education is to give its moribund ICT curriculum six of the best - with a little help from Facebook. The social media firm, along with IBM and Microsoft, is to help revamp computer classes for kids, after its curriculum was axed earlier this year as not being...
Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum

NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

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To this day, relatively few wireless carriers offer LTE at its loftiest 150Mbps speeds. We'll soon get to count NTT DoCoMo among those ranks, however. Alongside the launch of its summer phone lineup, the Japanese network has firmed up some details of its Xi speed-up plans. The initial rollout...
NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations

Inside the walls of Microsoft’s first-ever directly managed accelerator

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After a whirlwind trip in Israel for Microsoft’s Think Next conference and meeting with many up-and-coming startups, I have a whole bunch of tales to tell. For those who are aware of the tech scene in Israel, you’re familiar with the description of the country as “Startup Nation”, and for...
Inside the walls of Microsoft’s first-ever directly managed accelerator

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Independent Inspector Says Foxconn's Facilities Are 'First-Class' (AAPL)

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The Apple-ordered inspection of its supplier factories, including Foxconn facilities in China, is already under way by the independent group the Free Labor Association. While it's too early for any concrete results, Reuters spoke to the Auret van Heerden, president of the FLA, about what he's seen so far....
Independent Inspector Says Foxconn's Facilities Are 'First-Class' (AAPL)
How Rakuten, the Amazon.com of Japan, plans to make a name for itself in the US

After hitting 1m users in its first week, MessageMe crosses 5m users just 75 days after launch

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MessageMe, the US-based chat app looking to rival Line, WhatsApp, Viber and co, has confirmed that it has closed a $10 million round of seed funding and, furthermore, that it has passed 5 million registered users, just 75 days after launch. That follows an impressive start which saw it hit 1 million users within...
After hitting 1m users in its first week, MessageMe crosses 5m users just 75 days after launch

NY's upcoming tech campus is now accepting applications, will beta test 1st class at Google's NY HQ

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Cornell NYC Tech, the massive project to bring a new applied sciences campus right into New York City on Roosevelt Island, is now accepting applications for its first class. Starting off solely with students pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science, classes will begin this January and will be...
NY's upcoming tech campus is now accepting applications, will beta test 1st class at Google's NY HQ
Anything They Can Do, You Can Do Better
Apple factory inspectors put positive spin on Foxconn conditions, but watchdogs are skeptical

Here are some companies (ERA Demo Day)

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New York’s ecosystem of accelerators and incubators isn’t quite as robust as that of San Francisco — for better or for worse. We’re big on industry-specific programs focusing on healthcare (Blueprint Health), education (Kaplan) or media (TimeSpace), or fintech (FinTech Innovation Lab), but our general-focused programs are dominated by...
Here are some companies (ERA Demo Day)

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

Announcing MBA Mondays Live

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I promised to do this a while back but I've been slow in making it happen. MBA Mondays Live is finally happening. The first class will be on Monday April 16th in the USV Event Space from 6pm to 7pm. The topic will be Employee Equity. This will be a...
Announcing MBA Mondays Live
Cornell opens NYC tech campus to first class of eight students

BBC News - First class on trains - what's the point?

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BBC News - First class on trains - what's the point?

Microsoft’s Skype pokes at Facebook, Twitter in ad campaign

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Skype partners with Facebook on video calling, and Skype’s parent company, Microsoft, is a minority owner of Facebook. But all’s fair in love, war and advertising, apparently. A new outdoor advertising campaign from the newly minted Microsoft division takes aim at Facebook wall posts and Twitter tweets in an attempt to...
Microsoft’s Skype pokes at Facebook, Twitter in ad campaign

Bradley Manning finally fesses up over WikiLeaks...

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Bradley Manning, the US Army Private First Class officer accused of leaking classified documents from his post in Iraq to WikiLeaks, has made a formal offer of responsibility in his pre-trial hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland. To be clear, Manning has not pled guilty or not guilty in the case,...
Bradley Manning finally fesses up over WikiLeaks...

NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

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New York already has a lot to offer an aspiring ed tech entrepreneur: the country’s largest K-12 school district, numerous colleges and publishing houses and a red hot tech scene. But now the city has one more feather in its cap: a new startup accelerator exclusively for education technology. Over the...
NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

Mozilla shows off a beautiful pre-release of Firefox for Windows 8

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Love the dual-personality of Windows 8 or hate it, there’s no denying that the Modern interface is beautiful. Working in it is, from my experience, also quite fantastic albeit with some caveats. The Firefox team has been hard at work coming up with a version of its browser for the...
Mozilla shows off a beautiful pre-release of Firefox for Windows 8
New Jersey Startup Incubator TechLaunch Shows Off Its First Batch Of Graduates
Boston Startup School Graduates To Institute With New York Expansion

When social media attacks – a 'first class' example

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When social media attacks – a 'first class' example
Ellen Page to travel through time in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' linking old and new movies
How a Hollywood effects studio builds the movie monsters from your nightmares

Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare

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Already moonlighting on Chatroulette, the beloved Travelocity Roaming Gnome has decided to participate in the location-sharing movement as well, and will be updating followers about his exotic whereabouts on Foursquare.The move rounds out the Gnome’s social media portfolio — which, in addition to Chatroulette, includes a very active presence...
Travelocity Gnome Now Roaming on Foursquare
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