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Marking the fall of the Iron Curtain

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There are certain events in history that are momentous enough to make you remember where you were at the time. This Friday is the 23rd anniversary of one of those moments—the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. To mark this turning point in history, we’re releasing a...
Marking the fall of the Iron Curtain
Harvard secret scanned faculty emails to find source of leaked cheating memo
After a Whirlwind Week, An Intimate Wedding

Wikipedia founder to help in government's research scheme

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Academic spring campaign aims to make all taxpayer-funded academic research available for free onlineThe government has drafted in the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to help make all taxpayer-funded academic research in Britain available online to anyone who wants to read or use it.The initiative, which has the backing of Number...
Wikipedia founder to help in government's research scheme

Facebook, Ceglia suit advances

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Facebook’s attorneys squared off Wednesday with the legal team of Paul Ceglia, a New York man who says that a 2003 contract proves he should own at least half of Facebook. Ceglia, for whom Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg did some work while at Harvard University, says he has a contract...
Facebook, Ceglia suit advances
Iamscientist lets you fund scientific research (exclusive)

A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

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Paperless Post cofounder Alexa Hirschfeld told Cosmo she got some helpful hints on using Facebook to boost her startup's online invite service after running into CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a wedding. We're not positive, since Hirschfeld didn't give details and hasn't responded to an inquiry, but we think we've pieced...
A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

Study: Ad-supported Internet companies generate new jobs

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A new report out from the Interactive Advertising Bureau shows that the ad-supported Internet business now account for 5.1 million jobs in the U.S., more than double the amount from four years ago. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard University, also found that the industry contributed $530 billion to...
Study: Ad-supported Internet companies generate new jobs

'We Took a Rat Apart and Rebuilt It as a Jellyfish'

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Scientists from Harvard and Caltech announce the creation of a bioengineered swimming jellyfish, made from rat cells. You begin with an eight-armed silicon membrane. You harvest rat heart-muscle cells and organize them in a disctinct jellyfish-like pattern on your membrane. Lastly, you set your creature free in a vat of...
'We Took a Rat Apart and Rebuilt It as a Jellyfish'

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg college messages reveal steely ambition

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Instant messages sent to college friends in 2004 paint Facebook founder in unflattering lightHe is the 28-year-old computer wiz whose billion-dollar bank balance has inflated as quickly as his social network. But, in a string of unguarded instant messages sent to college friends in 2004, the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg...
Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg college messages reveal steely ambition
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Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

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Facebook's IPO filing contains a lengthy letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg which outlines the company's 'social mission' and its goals for the future.The multi-page letter, which will go out potential investors when FB goes public says the social network wasn't built to be a money-making company but a...
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'
The top 25 film schools, ranked by 'big data'

Google search manipulation starves some websites of traffic

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Google's placement of its own flight-finding service in search results is resulting in lower click-through rates for companies that have not bought advertising, according to a study by Harvard University academics....
Google search manipulation starves some websites of traffic

Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

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RICON East 2013 is a technical conference exclusively focused on Riak and distributed systems. RICON East will be held in New York City on May 13-14. More than 25 speakers will discuss applications, use cases and the future of distributed systems, including NoSQL solutions and cloud storage. A RICON East conference pass provides...
Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

Harvard's Top 5 Endowment Managers Make Almost As Much As All 450 Professors Combined

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Ron Unz of the American Conservative posits that 375-year old Harvard University has grown so rich that it is now essentially a giant hedge fund with a little school attached. The evidence: Harvard's endowment is now back over $30 billion. To manage this endowment, Harvard employs a platoon of in-house...
Harvard's Top 5 Endowment Managers Make Almost As Much As All 450 Professors Combined

The Facebook IPO Players Club: Dustin Moskovitz

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They were doing just fine before, but Facebook's biggest minority owners are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. As we ponder what they'll do with with new millions (maybe over $4 billion for Dustin Moskovitz!), here's a look at what got them where they are today.Who...
The Facebook IPO Players Club: Dustin Moskovitz

Mark Zuckerberg's Stealth Political PAC Is Raising $50 Million

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(Photo: ITechBook.net) The Wall Street Journal has unearthed more details about the Silicon Valley political advocacy group first reported by The San Francisco Chronicle. Mark Zuckerberg–fresh off his fundraiser for Republican governor Chris Christie!–is working on launching the group, along with his close friend Joe Green, a former Harvard University...
Mark Zuckerberg's Stealth Political PAC Is Raising $50 Million
Crowdsourcing is creating the cloud filmmaking revolution

Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative

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Distance learners rejoice! Harvard University and MIT jointly announced their new non-profit edX online learning initiative in Cambridge earlier today, which aims to both enhance on-campus teaching and make courses from both schools available to people around the world for free. “This is the single biggest change in education...
Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative
Tiny Robotic Bee Assembles Itself Like Pop-up Book

Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

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The implications for all of us are clear: never assume your email is private. And if you care, take measures to protect yourselfAccording to Harvard University, email subject lines are not "content". This remarkable claim comes in a university statement, sardonically called a "partial apology" by the Boston Globe, attempting to...
Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

Online assessment and training platform ProPofs passes 1 million registered content-makers

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Online quiz and course service ProProfs has passed 1 million registered customers, with notable content-makers including Sony, Cisco and Harvard University, as it levels a challenge against the likes of Udemy and Coursera. ProProfs counts a registered customer as any business, institution or individual that signs up on the site...
Online assessment and training platform ProPofs passes 1 million registered content-makers
Synthetic jellyfish a hybrid of rat hearts and plastic

How can social media change how development is done?

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From journalism to business, social media is changing how institutions engage citizens. But what effect will this have on development? Join the debate Thursday, 16 May28 January 2011, in response to growing public protests - and fearing mass uprising as had just happened in Tunisia - the government of then...
How can social media change how development is done?

Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart

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Legendary Silicon Valley VC Jim Breyer is leaving a whole bunch of big-name boards: He's not standing for re-election at Dell, Walmart and Facebook, according to SEC filings. It's interesting that he's leaving all three at once. These are the boards that he's most famous for. He's leaving to dedicate...
Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart

Harvard Joins Groupon Investor to Finance Student Startups

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Harvard University joined with New Enterprise Associates, the first outside investor in Groupon Inc., to start a seed-stage venture fund for financing student startups and investing on the U.S. East Coast....
Harvard Joins Groupon Investor to Finance Student Startups
DARPA's silicone robot can change colors, disappear in front of your eyes

Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids

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While European legislators are considering adding a ‘right to be forgotten’ to data privacy laws to give internet users some control over who owns their data, U.S. parents are worried about the reputational damage of their teens’ online activities and what advertisers are learning about them, according to a new report...
Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids

Harvard scrambles to explain why it secretly searched deans' emails

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Harvard University officials scrambled Monday to contain the fallout from a damaging report in The Boston Globe over the weekend disclosing how administrators secretly accessed email accounts belonging to 16 resident deans at the university....
Harvard scrambles to explain why it secretly searched deans' emails
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