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Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

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For industry people who keep up with the daily tech blog cycle of incremental feature updates, startup launches, and seed funding stories, it can be easy to lose sight of how tech has really changed how the world operates. So sometimes, it’s fun to just step back and realize how...
Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

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The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, admitting...
Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality
Hack The Insane College Applications Process With Unigo's Absolute Admit

9 Things Your Resume Needs If You Want To Be Hired By Apple Or Google

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How do you get hired by a tech giant like Apple, Microsoft or Google? Gayle Laakmann McDowell worked for all three companies and wrote a book, The Google Resume, with tips for job seekers. No, you don't need to have a perfect GPA, says McDowell. But if you graduated from...
9 Things Your Resume Needs If You Want To Be Hired By Apple Or Google
Wired Opinion: The Geek Shall Lin-herit The Earth (Or At Least The NBA)

Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all

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Above the Law is a tabloid blog where the legal community comes to get news and gossip — and to say terrible things about one another. Many of the reader comments on the site are so mean or hurtful that they make notorious troll forums like Gawker feel like a...
Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all
Here's Where Ivy League Students Go When They Graduate [Presentation]

9 Reasons Your Current Resume Will Never Get You A Job At Apple Or Google

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Gayle Laakman McDowell wrote a book, The Google Resume, about how to land a job at the companies and what makes candidates stand out. She worked at four of today's biggest tech companies, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. Some of the rumored tricks, like having a perfect GPA, are...
9 Reasons Your Current Resume Will Never Get You A Job At Apple Or Google

What's Next For Morgan Missen, The Ace Recruiter Who Was Recruited By Google, Facebook, Twitter And Foursquare

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When Morgan Missen moved to Silicon Valley in 2006, she ran into a problem. As a Michigan State graduate, she didn't have an Ivy League degree; none of the big tech companies took her resume seriously. "I realized right away I was a step behind," Missen recalls. "I didn't have...
What's Next For Morgan Missen, The Ace Recruiter Who Was Recruited By Google, Facebook, Twitter And Foursquare

Facebook Privacy Panic: It's Just A Viral Hoax

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Fact check: Contrary to the viral cure-all circulating across Facebook and the Internet at large, there is no simple fail-safe text to post that will deter Facebook from controlling your personal data. There is no magic bullet to keep your social privacy private. And in fact, you may not really...
Facebook Privacy Panic: It's Just A Viral Hoax

Jetsetter CEO Drew Patterson On Hiring His First CMO, Scaling Up, and ‘Gossipy Tech Blogs’

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Mr. Patterson via @jetsetdrew Today, Jetsetter, the luxury vacation deals site (think flash sales on villas in St. Vincent or a pied-à-terre in Paris) announced the appointment of its first-ever chief marketing officer, Barry Herstein. A former CMO at PayPal, American Express, and the Financial Times Group, most recently Mr....
Jetsetter CEO Drew Patterson On Hiring His First CMO, Scaling Up, and ‘Gossipy Tech Blogs’

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Heather McGregor: 'Working from home is the future'

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Trust is essential to any business, and it's a lot easier to earn it face to face, in the office. Nevertheless, lots of people want to work from home, and flexibility is importantTechnology has made the world a smaller place. We are all better connected - schoolgirls in Pakistan can...
Heather McGregor: 'Working from home is the future'
Do software engineers earn more than MBAs?

Tech is the New Wall Street

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Bloomberg Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg For years, America’s most talented and highly educated college graduates headed to Wall Street in search of derivatives-funded riches. But ever since the crash of 2008, more and more Ivy League educated young people see themselves as the next Mark Zuckerberg rather than the...
Tech is the New Wall Street

Could Birmingham Become 'Britain's Berlin' For Tech?

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Rolling into Birmingham on a train from London you’ll see what looks like a couple of derelict car parks and the odd flash of graffiti on the side of some disused building. Indeed, for this observer at least, Birmingham was almost reminiscent of Berlin, with its many concrete buildings and...
Could Birmingham Become 'Britain's Berlin' For Tech?

For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

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(Photo: Quarterly.co) You may not have heard of Quarterly, a Los Angeles-based startup that raised $1.25 million last April, but it's business model is no doubt familiar. In the same subscription service vein as Birchbox (or its questionable cousin Dollar Shave Club), Quarterly lets customers sign-up for "wonderful" deliveries curated...
For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'
In 2013, here's why we'll seriously consider alternatives to higher-ed
The Minerva Project Lands $25 Million for Elite Virtual University. Ambitious? Yes. Just Don’t Call it Disruptive.
Well, I for one like the Bravo "Silicon Valley" show

Ex-Facebook Employee Says A Young Zuckerberg Had An Incredibly Inappropriate Response To A Sexual Harassment Complaint

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Facebook employee no.51 Katherine Losse's memoir about her time at the startup, which she joined in 2005, makes the company sound like a pretty miserable place to work in those days – especially for a woman. According to Losse's account, Facebook was overrun with fratty Ivy League elites who were...
Ex-Facebook Employee Says A Young Zuckerberg Had An Incredibly Inappropriate Response To A Sexual Harassment Complaint

Brain Games: User Data May Improve Research

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Ivy League neuroscientists may soon be able to gain valuable insight into how people learn, based on data crowd-sourced from online brain games that aim to help people improve their memory, attention span and creativity....
Brain Games: User Data May Improve Research

This might be the best thing anyone can do with data

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Sometimes, when I find myself reading about new ways to serve better ads or recommendations, or to analyze who likes what on Twitter, and I find myself asking who the hell cares. That’s because, sometimes, it all seems beyond trivial. When I imagine myself in the shoes of a modern-day...
This might be the best thing anyone can do with data
What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech

Coursera Joins The Online-Ivy-League Class

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A year ago few believed you could offer elite higher learning experiences--as distinguished from merely learning materials, like MIT's Open Courseware--online for free, much less that this concept would attract significant venture capital as a for-profit startup idea. Now the Yale-meets-YouTube field is getting crowded: the Minerva Project, Udacity, MITx...
Coursera Joins The Online-Ivy-League Class

Udemy’s Faculty Project nabs 50,000 students & an Ivy league professor

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About six weeks ago, educational video startup Udemy launched its Faculty Project, a non-profit program for distributing streaming university curriculum online. Early results have been pretty successful, with more than 50,000 students signing up for the program. But that’s not all: The Faculty Project is also bringing on ever more...
Udemy’s Faculty Project nabs 50,000 students & an Ivy league professor
How Christie Street is de-risking the crowdfunded gadget

Harvard issues partial apology to deans over secret email search

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Administrators apologise but insist emails accounts were searched to maintain school's integrity in wake of document leakHarvard University's administrators have issued a semi-apology to 16 resident deans for failing to inform them that their official email accounts had been secretly searched in an attempt to identify the source of a...
Harvard issues partial apology to deans over secret email search

Even At 2 Months Old, Facebook Was A Staggering Startup

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Digiday dug up Facebook's first-ever pitch deck from April 2004. Eduardo Saverin put it together to entice advertisers. Even then, two months after its launch, Facebook was a fast-growing phenomenon. The first slide begins with a quote from The Stanford Daily: "Classes are being skipped. Work is being ignored. Students...
Even At 2 Months Old, Facebook Was A Staggering Startup

The Woman Who Was Mark Zuckerberg's 'Ghostwriter' At Facebook Is Writing A Memoir

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Mark Zuckerberg's "ghostwriter" has a memoir coming out, the AP reports. Katherine Losse joined Facebook in 2005 as Zuckerberg's hand-picked writer and assistant. Her memoir, which Simon & Schuster will release on June 26, will give a direct account of "the vision, culture, and tactics of the hackers, venture capitalists,...
The Woman Who Was Mark Zuckerberg's 'Ghostwriter' At Facebook Is Writing A Memoir
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