kaplan

kaplan

Neurotrack nabs $90K for its tech that predicts the onset of Alzheimer's (exclusive)
Google bulks Google+ for businesses, launches public 'full preview mode' with bevy of features
There's A Boom In Teaching People How To Code

Q&A: How Kaplan's TechStars ed tech accelerator plans to get to the head of the class

gigaom.com
TechStars is a leader among general tech startup incubators, but can it work its magic in ed tech? Earlier this year, education giant Kaplan announced a new EdTech Accelerator powered by TechStars. But it’s hardly the only one. In the past few months, no less than five accelerators have launched...
Q&A: How Kaplan's TechStars ed tech accelerator plans to get to the head of the class

Meet Neurotrack, the winning health startup at SXSW

gigaom.com
Neurotrack, the startup that took the health prize at this week’s SXSW startup accelerator in Austin, isn’t just a few months or a few years in the making. Elli Kaplan, the company’s CEO, said it’s built on research started 25 years ago. That’s when neuroscientists at UC San Diego started...
Meet Neurotrack, the winning health startup at SXSW

Dear Avis, please don't screw up Zipcar

tech.fortune.cnn.com
If Avis wants to win big with its acquisition of the innovative car sharing firm, it will have to try harder. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Dear Avis: If you want to win big with the Zipcar acquisition you will have to try harder. Resist the temptation to impose...
Dear Avis, please don't screw up Zipcar

To innovate, experiment

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Business model innovation is all about experimentation. It is about combining and recombining capabilities from across silos until something clicks. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Learn by doing. Constantly test new ideas. Learn, share and repeat. The world is ever changing -- stay ahead of the curve. Embrace the...
To innovate, experiment

Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch

www.sordyl.info
Kaplan Smart Track is available to all families served by CFY’s Take IT Home program during the 2009-2010 school year. More than 4,000 participating families in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. (Link: Kaplan...
Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch
Paula Wallace Is The Reason These Art Kids Today Mean Business

Losses mount at Washington Post ahead of summer paywall plan

paidcontent.org
The Washington Post Company posted bleak quarterly earnings on Friday with revenues at its newspaper division falling four percent from a year ago, and an overall loss in the segment of $34.5 million. While most of the losses arose as a result of pension and restructuring expenses, the company’s core...
Losses mount at Washington Post ahead of summer paywall plan

Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com

www.sordyl.info
WASHINGTON POST MAY BE THE MOST UNDERVALUED media company in America today. That’s because investors give it virtually no credit for Kaplan, a large and rapidly growing education division that generates more than half the company’s revenue and profit. (Link: Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com)...
Washington Post Is an Undervalued Media Company – Barrons.com

WaPo's Kaplan Scolded For Demanding $300 From Student Trying To Sell One Of Its Books On eBay

www.techdirt.com
A recent NY Times article about the changes happening at the Washington Post noted that, for years, the company was boosted by its subsidiary, Kaplan, famous for its test preparation offerings. However, thanks to some new federal rules, that business has been shrinking. Apparently Kaplan's lawyers are looking for other...
WaPo's Kaplan Scolded For Demanding $300 From Student Trying To Sell One Of Its Books On eBay

Blippy claims credit card leak plugged. We find one more number

venturebeat.com
On Friday, we reported that Blippy, a social network for shoppers cofounded by Fucked Company and AdBrite founder Philip “Pud” Kaplan, had accidentally published some of its members’ credit card numbers into Google. Kaplan was quick to respond. “It’s a lot less bad than it looks.” True, the 127 transactions...
Blippy claims credit card leak plugged. We find one more number

Kaplan MCAT and USMLE Apps Now Available on App Store http://bit.ly/9mhFZc

eon.businesswire.com
Kaplan MCAT and USMLE Apps Now Available on App Store http://bit.ly/9mhFZc

Here are some companies (ERA Demo Day)

pandodaily.com
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)

With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

gigaom.com
As competition builds among companies teaching people to code online, Portland,Ore.-based Treehouse says it has raised a “war chest” of new funds. On Tuesday, the company said it had raised $7 million in a Series B round led by Kaplan Ventures and including the Social+Capital Partnership. The new cash brings...
With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market
Keen On… Ethan Kaplan: Why The Movie Industry Needs to Smash All Its Windows (TCTV)
How to put an accurate valuation on an early-stage startup

The "random collision" theory of innovation

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Leaders tend to surround themselves with people who are like them. Creating environments where "unusual suspects" can meet is the key to generating new business ideas. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Collaborators are everywhere. You will find them in the gray areas between silos. Just look up from your...
The "random collision" theory of innovation

Firms face 'bill shock' from smartphone use

www.computerworlduk.com
Employees that are using their own smartphones for work rank connectivity cost as the least important factor when choosing a mobile network, creating the potential for "bill shock" for enterprises that don't have cost control policies as part of their BYOD plans. Enterprise WiFi connectivity firm iPass surveyed 1,700...
Firms face 'bill shock' from smartphone use

Fast Talk: When Is A Startup Like An Attack Submarine?

www.fastcompany.com
Meet Roy Gilbert, a former Googler and the founder of "social learning" company Grockit, who finds similarities between his experience aboard a nuclear attack sub and the world of Silicon Valley.Roy Gilbert is the CEO of Grockit, a 3-year-old social learning company that aims to make test prep more fun,...
Fast Talk: When Is A Startup Like An Attack Submarine?

How To Get The Most Out Of A Startup Accelerator

readwrite.com
Startup accelerators: There are more of them - and more demand to land a spot within one - than ever before.  But how can you make sure your company gets the most out of the accelerator experience? To find out how real startup founders dealt with the accelerator issue, we...
How To Get The Most Out Of A Startup Accelerator

Give Blippy Another Chance, They Deserve It

thenextweb.com
Blippy is being tossed through the meat grinder today over a leak of several credit card numbers from users. The company lets people record and share their purchases with friends online.A darling of the technology and investment worlds, Blippy signed up the tech elite overnight, and raised $11 million in...
Give Blippy Another Chance, They Deserve It

Pearson Launches Catalyst, An EdTech Incubator That The Publisher Hopes Will Give It More Startup Mojo

techcrunch.com
On the heels of Kaplan linking up with TechStars to offer an edtech accelerator program in New York City, educational publishing giant Pearson is also wading further into startup waters to help propel the company further into the 21st century and away from declining, old media business models. It is...
Pearson Launches Catalyst, An EdTech Incubator That The Publisher Hopes Will Give It More Startup Mojo

Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

techcrunch.com
With early-stage capital front-loading the EdTech investment spectrum, it’s a good time to start an education business. (Even if investors are still wary about doling out larger rounds, but ssshhh on that bit.) Of course, when it comes to education, many entrepreneurs are still green. It’s not as easy as...
Test Prep Giant Kaplan Launches A New EdTech Accelerator In NYC, With TechStars Providing The Bankroll

CEOs can’t tweak their way to innovation

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Most leaders are attracted to incremental changes. Trouble is, that rarely works. Here’s a roadmap to making major changes to drive business innovation. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Saul Kaplan, contributor"] FORTUNE — Sometimes tweaks aren’t enough. Sometimes nothing short of reinventing yourself, your organization, or your community is called for. The start...
CEOs can’t tweak their way to innovation

Ed tech accelerators go corporate: Pearson and Kaplan launch startup programs

gigaom.com
Have an idea for an ed tech startup? Now might be a good time to go forward with it, because in the last month not one, not two, but four new ed tech accelerators have launched. Earlier this month, we reported on the launches of Boston’s LearnLaunchX and New York’s...
Ed tech accelerators go corporate: Pearson and Kaplan launch startup programs

The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0

betabeat.com
Jessica Brondo, Founder & CEO of Edge/Admitted.ly, is on a mission to make her company the new face of college admissions. Having raised her own SAT score 430 points, Ms. Brondo was bit by the test prep bug and went on to develop her own proprietary curriculum. The Edge is...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0
Here's tech that can diagnose Alzheimer's 3-4 years before first symptoms occur
Entrepreneurs take over at Live Nation, launch new fund to finance innovation (exclusive)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?