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Flip Video Co-founder Tackles Online Education With New Video Platform, Knowmia
Kanex releases ATV Pro Adapter for connecting older projectors with AirPlay devices

Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament

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Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology start to play an increasingly disruptive role in both primary and secondary education. There’s still a long, long way to go, but schools are becoming more receptive to integrating mobile, web, and cloud technologies as a means to improve the learning experience...
Interactive Learning Startup Top Hat Monocle Wants To Turn Your Homework Into A Tournament
University group open sources its code for online learning

News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment

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News Corp, Home of Fox News and one the world’s most powerful media entities, has announced its long-awaited plans to disrupt education. Former New York City education chancellor and CEO of Amplify, News Corp’s new k-12 education division, will attack education reform through technology, with three specific strategies: assessment...
News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment

Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network

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Microsoft Research over the weekend began allowing members of the public to join its social network called “so.cl” that the company had previously been testing privately with students and researchers at a small number of universities. As described in our preview last year, the idea behind so.cl is to integrate search more...
Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network
The Television Is No Longer The "Babysitter", Kids Are Getting More Interactive Thanks To The iPad

Blue Apron Rounds Up $3 Million in Funding for Online Meal Service

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Blue Apron has raised $3 million in venture capital to continue growing its food delivery service that ships to your door all the ingredients necessary to fix a meal. Investors in the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company include First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, as well as a handful of angel investors,...
Blue Apron Rounds Up $3 Million in Funding for Online Meal Service

Coursekit is Now Lore: Rebrand Reflects Expansion Beyond College Courses, With New Investment from Peter Thiel

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Coursekit is dead; long live Lore. Launched in the middle of the Fall semester last year, academic social network Coursekit is already in use at more than 600 colleges. And even in its early days, Coursekit co-founder Joseph Cohen noticed adoption wasn’t limited to just college classes. Belly dancing instructors use Coursekit. Bible...
Coursekit is Now Lore: Rebrand Reflects Expansion Beyond College Courses, With New Investment from Peter Thiel
HTC waves the white flag in U.S. tablet market
How aspiring knitters at Craftsy could inspire online education

Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site (LNKD)

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The idea for LinkedIn didn't just spring fully formed into Reid Hoffman's head. He had been experimenting with the idea of social networks for years. His first try was a dating service in 1997 called SocialNet. It was an ambitious idea. Not only would SocialNet find you a date, it...
Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site (LNKD)

Get a Real-Life Learning Experience in Udemy’s Virtual Classrooms - http://bit.ly/d44Ezi

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Get a Real-Life Learning Experience in Udemy’s Virtual Classrooms - http://bit.ly/d44Ezi

For 'Start-Ups,' the Final Round

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Failure is exalted in Silicon Valley as a learning experience, just so long as it's not happening right now. "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," Bravo's much-criticized reality TV series, was a failure with viewers but that might not be the end of the story....
For 'Start-Ups,' the Final Round

With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

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Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. Rather than forcing schools to spend six months integrating and learning how to use inflexible and bloated learning management software, Canvas offers an open source and cloud-native...
With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

SpaceX prepares to launch first commercial flight to space station

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In a major step towards space privatisation, SpaceX will send a Dragon capsule with supplies for the International Space StationIn the early hours of Saturday morning, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to deliver a capsule full of supplies to the...
SpaceX prepares to launch first commercial flight to space station

OMGPOP's Dan Porter Explains What Happens After Your Acquirer's Stock Dives

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OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter with Ghostface Killah. (Twitter) Today, the New York Venture Capital Association is hosting its annual Ingenuity conference in Midtown. Betabeat was lucky enough to arrive at this morning’s panel on exits just in time for the juicy part: some insight from OMGPOP founder (and current GM...
OMGPOP's Dan Porter Explains What Happens After Your Acquirer's Stock Dives

NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads

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Zach Sims (Photo: Twitter.com) With UPenn making moves on the title of “Stanford of the East” and Eric Schmidt advising Cornell on the evolution of its new tech campus, NYU doesn’t want its students left behind in the college tech revolution. Hence the school’s new partnership with Codeacademy. Students in the Steinhardt...
NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads

Online Education Platform Desire2Learn Raises Massive $80M Round From NEA & OMERS Ventures

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Desire2Learn, a Canadian online education startup that offers an increasingly popular cloud learning platform for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, just announced that it has raised a $80 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures. The company, which is based in RIM’s...
Online Education Platform Desire2Learn Raises Massive $80M Round From NEA & OMERS Ventures

Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

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Life hasn't changed much for Groupon CEO Andrew Mason since the company went public last year. "It's a lot like being a private company except I have to do this once a quarter. I have to do earnings calls." Mason was talking at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference in...
Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

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Zappos-owned e-commerce site 6pm.com had a little pricing problem this weekend: A glitch in its system marked down every product in the store to $49.95. By the time the problem was fixed, the store had lost $1.6 million. So, did Zappos cancel the orders or charge the customers the...
Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

Wikipedia and the Internet just killed 244-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Do you remember a simpler time when there were no computers with Internet service full of information? You actually had to leave the house and go to a library to check out one of those Encyclopedias. If you were lucky enough, and had the money, your parents might purchase a...
Wikipedia and the Internet just killed 244-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica

How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

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It was with great anticipation that I’d look forward to my grandma’s packages in the post. They came once a month, without fail, and always contained a piece of home that no money, luxury shopping mall or, in fact, anything on the island could ever give to me. It was...
How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

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(Photo: Startupfuneral.co) Startup parties tend to focus on the positive. Launches, app releases, and acquisitions, oh my! It’s a freaking party, after all. But the flip side also deserves to be commemorated. With booze. So goes the logic behind Startup Funeral. “Join us as we pay respects to our dearly departed...
Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

The Problem with Online Education for Non-traditional Students

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As I see it, the problem with online education and the whole concept of the DIY University is that it solves a smaller problem than it creates. Namely, it solves the problem created by a one-size-fits-all course structure that come from the brick-and-mortar school system: curriculums are not tailored...
The Problem with Online Education for Non-traditional Students

Beyond The Story talks Anne Frank, apps and the evolution of publishing

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'People are spending all their time on a single device, and if they're reading on it, they'll demand more from reading'It's early days for 2013, but one of the most impressive book-apps of the year might just be Anne Frank, a new digital version of the famous diary.Released for iPad...
Beyond The Story talks Anne Frank, apps and the evolution of publishing
Instructure launches open Canvas App Store to turn education into an ecosystem

An Interview With McGraw-Hill Higher Education President, Brian Kibby, About The Future Of Ebooks [TCTV]

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When you run some of the biggest and best presses in town, it’s hard to imagine them ever going silent. Brian Kibby of McGraw-Hill, well known textbook publisher, would be happy to shut them down tomorrow if the need arose. He doesn’t want to pay the costs of printing,...
An Interview With McGraw-Hill Higher Education President, Brian Kibby, About The Future Of Ebooks [TCTV]

Everything You Need to Know About New York Tech Day

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Disruptive. (Photo: YouTube) If New York Tech Day event co-founder John Peterson had to summarize his event in one word, it would be “massive.” And it sounds like he’s not exaggerating, given these stats: there will be 400 startups sprawling across 75,000 square feet that will be judged, scrutinized and questioned by nearly 10,000...
Everything You Need to Know About New York Tech Day

The Hardest Thing CEOs Have To Do

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Yesterday at Lerer Ventures' CEO Summit, The Facebook Effect author David Kirkpatrick asked two founders, "What's the hardest thing you've ever had to do for your company?" Both CEOs agreed: it was firing people. Akshay Kothari, CEO and co-founder of news reader Pulse, said firing someone for the fist time...
The Hardest Thing CEOs Have To Do
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