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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

25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

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Congratulations, David Karp! The Tumblr founder will grace the cover of the January 21 issue of Forbes, headlining the magazine's "30 Under 30" issue, in which pages he reveals his "Jason Bourne or James Bond fantasy" and holds forth on his minimalist proclivities. It's a fine honor for the...
25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

General Assembly sets up in London to bring New York’s new wave education methods to the UK

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Startup-focused training company, General Assembly has taken up a space at White Bear Yard, Clerkenwell in East London. It’s the second campus in a global takeover that hopes to bring community education options to startups and students wherever they may be. As the organisation grew and its community consolidated in New...
General Assembly sets up in London to bring New York’s new wave education methods to the UK

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

Google doodle celebrates British archaeologist

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mary Nicol, who discovered the first fossilised skull of an extinct ape.The 100th anniversary of the birth of British archaeologist Mary Leakey is celebrated with a Google doodle depicting her at work on a dig.Leakey was born on February 6, 1913...
Google doodle celebrates British archaeologist
How aspiring knitters at Craftsy could inspire online education

Generations game

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They couldn't live together, but Angela Neustatter and her husband didn't want to dismantle 40 years of family life. Was there another way?This was the defining moment. My husband Olly was standing facing me, the TV screen next to him now faded to a blank, when he said these words: "You really ought to live on...
Generations game
Social learning startup Grockit raises $20M, led by Discovery Communications
Online education for the pros: Udemy launches corporate training tools

Peter Thiel's nonprofit foundation opens applications for its '20 Under 20′ fellowship

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Entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Peter Thiel, announced today that his nonprofit foundation has started to accept new applications for next year’s class of the “20 Under 20” Thiel Fellowship. The German-born American entrepreneur, who co-founded PayPal with Max Levchin, said the world is suffering from a “tech innovation drought” and...
Peter Thiel's nonprofit foundation opens applications for its '20 Under 20′ fellowship

Why Ebook Portal Library.nu Differed From Other Filesharing Sites

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A couple of weeks ago the popular ebook portal Library.nu was shut down, apparently voluntarily, after a coalition of book publishers obtained an injunction against it and a similar site. As an excellent post on the kNOw Future Inc. blog points out, Library.nu was significant in a number of ways:...
Why Ebook Portal Library.nu Differed From Other Filesharing Sites

Highland Capital now accepting signups for its Summer@Highland student entrepreneurship program

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Highland Capital Partners, the venture capital firm that has invested in companies like Ask.com, Digg, SCVNGR, and Leap Motion, has announced it is now accepting applications for its sixth annual Summer@Highland student entrepreneurship program. Those accepted into the program will have a chance to work with the firm out of...
Highland Capital now accepting signups for its Summer@Highland student entrepreneurship program
Want to go to Mars? Non-profit mission Mars One is looking for a few good Earthlings

After finding users want more than just ed-tech content, Learnist plans for expansion

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Learnist may have launched out of a company focused on test prep and more formal education, but the social learning site is quickly showing that its appeal is much broader. Since its launch about a year ago, the service, which was created by startup Grockit to enable users to curate...
After finding users want more than just ed-tech content, Learnist plans for expansion
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