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Should 'real' students do an online course on the side?

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What can you get from a mooc - that's a massive open online course - other than a chance to attend lectures in your pyjamas?Universities have started giving away their content free as "massive open online courses", with the satisfyingly ridiculous acronym mooc (I challenge you to say it three...
Should 'real' students do an online course on the side?

Remember Obama's National Broadband Plan? Neither Does Anyone Else.

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Like it or not, 2012 is an election year in the US. That means there is and will be a great deal of political rhetoric slung in multiple directions, lots of speeches and debates, lots of ads both negative and positive, meant to sway the opinions of people who are...
Remember Obama's National Broadband Plan? Neither Does Anyone Else.

Esther Dyson: "I am master of my own time [...] that leaves me free to go on to the next thing." http://bit.ly/aPsnPO [RM: totally jealous!]

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Esther Dyson: "I am master of my own time [...] that leaves me free to go on to the next thing." http://bit.ly/aPsnPO [RM: totally jealous!]

Second Fiction brings 'action science' to iOS with Atomic Robo: Violent Science

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Mobile developer Second Fiction is bringing Atomic Robo to iOS and Android later this year with Atomic Robo: Violent Science. Until now, the studio has been relatively quiet about the project, but has been teasing out details on its company Facebook page. However, we recently sat down with Marketing Director...
Second Fiction brings 'action science' to iOS with Atomic Robo: Violent Science

Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status

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Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status is a post from Chris PirilloAshley Johnson was unhappy with the way her shift at work went the other night, so she vented about it on her Facebook page – on her own time. The waitress, who worked at Brixx Pizza in Charlotte, N.C., stayed...
Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status

NASA JPL set to prevail in case of fired intelligent design advocate

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Earlier today, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's staff were busy recounting their latest successes on the surface of Mars. At the same time, news broke that JPL's lawyers were succeeding in the courtroom. In 2010, JPL was sued by an employee for religious discrimination after it asked him to (among other...
NASA JPL set to prevail in case of fired intelligent design advocate

HireVue Lands $22 Million To Reinvent The Job Interview

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Today HireVue, makers of a video based job interview and hiring management platform, announced that it raised a $17 million series C round led by Investor Growth Capital along with an expansion of its debt facility for a total of $22 million in new funding. The company raised a total...
HireVue Lands $22 Million To Reinvent The Job Interview

Clearwire breaking ground on new LTE network

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It’s been promising an LTE network for more than a year, but in the next three months Clearwire will actually deliver. Cleawire CFO Hope Cochran said Wednesday that Clearwire will begin constructing its LTE network rollout in the next two weeks and begin ramping up its build-out in the fourth...
Clearwire breaking ground on new LTE network
Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics
This startup wants to kill the 'when are you free?' question (exclusive)

Apple Online Store Now Offers Text Message Notifications For Order Status Updates

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Apple will now text you to let you know when your online order ships. Following nearly six hours of downtime this morning, the Apple Online Store is back up. Although the Cupertino company has not added any new products, it has introduced a new notifications service that provides U.S. customers...
Apple Online Store Now Offers Text Message Notifications For Order Status Updates
Live your life in slow motion with the Decelerator Helmet

Hawking: Time travel will happen

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In his new documentary, Stephen Hawking offers the view that humans will be able to travel millions of years ahead of their own time....
Hawking: Time travel will happen
Research: Kids reading fewer websites, more ebooks

Aereo CEO says free content might be on the way

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Aereo’s approach to letting consumers access broadcast TV content on their mobile devices and computers is nothing if not disruptive, and Wednesday at our paidContent Live conference in New York, CEO Chet Kanojia upped the ante even more. Discussing how the company will be able to expand its channel offerings without...
Aereo CEO says free content might be on the way
Apple's releases infringement reporting tool specifically for iOS developers
BBC to debut six iPlayer-exclusive short films over the next two years

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)

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Eric Migicovsky is the founder of Pebble Technology and the brain behind the Pebble smartwatch that caught all kinds of attention on Kickstarter. He's holding an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit and revealed that the hardest part of bringing his product to the market: "Probably the industrial and aesthetic...
The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)

The Shills

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The Shills: Russell Brandom of The Verge: But smartphone shills have a bigger enemy: metadata. Twitter knows what app you're using to tweet. After a few design tweaks in August, you won't find that information anywhere on Twitter.com, but it's still readily available in many third-party clients like TweetDeck (which...
The Shills

Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 31: Rumpus, TouchPal Keyboard Tablet, Finger Gravity, Smart Soccer 3D (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - Did you ever learn Newton’s law of finger gravity? Some schools skip that lesson but you can study up in your own time by downloading a hands-on guide called Finger Gravity....
Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 31: Rumpus, TouchPal Keyboard Tablet, Finger Gravity, Smart Soccer 3D (Appolicious)

Sam Harris: Bringing the Vatican to Justice

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I confess that, as a critic of religion, I have paid too little attention to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Frankly, it always felt unsportsmanlike to shoot so large and languorous a fish in so tiny a barrel. This scandal was one of the most spectacular "own...
Sam Harris: Bringing the Vatican to Justice
TV broadcast viewing is losing eyeballs to DVR, mobile, & the web
Quick Review and Gift Guide: Synology DiskStation, AOC 27″ IPS Monitor, DLP portable projectors

The Legacy Entertainment Industry's Business Model: Charge A Ridiculous Markup On The 'Copy File' Command

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Rick Falkvinge has a post up on his website highlighting how copyright is antithetical to the free market. We've pointed this out many times in the past, though for reasons I don't fully understand, some people still don't quite get it. Copyright is a government-granted monopoly privilege. In a true...
The Legacy Entertainment Industry's Business Model: Charge A Ridiculous Markup On The 'Copy File' Command

Live and learn with distance learning

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Distance learning has come far since the days of late-night TV lectures. We speak to students who have turned their lives around from the comfort of their homesWin your Future: Study for free at the Open UniversityAndrea Goldshaw gets up at 5am, studies for three hours and then goes to...
Live and learn with distance learning
EXPLAINER: Everything you need to know about MOOCs
Good Deal: Roku HD and 6 months of Hulu Plus for $79.99
Live now: White House holds Google+ Hangout in celebration of makers, DIYers everywhere

13 Unlucky Mistakes in Managing Traumatic Change — and How to Avoid Them

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Turbulent times put leaders to the test. How people handle unwelcome surprises and unexpected blows to the best-laid plans can exacerbate a run of bad luck — or turn things in their favor. Traumatic change is hard enough without adding insult to injury. When crises occur, leaders need to know...
13 Unlucky Mistakes in Managing Traumatic Change — and How to Avoid Them
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