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SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

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A San Francisco-based startup known as SoFi is building technology to help college and grad students avoid falling into crippling debt. It’s an ambitious goal, but SoFi is growing and raising money at a rapid rate. After raising a huge $77 million fund in September 2012, SoFi today received an...
SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

Penguin looks to Los Angeles, Cleveland to expand e-book lending

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The company launched a pilot program in September and will offer it to more customers in the coming weeks. [Read more]...
Penguin looks to Los Angeles, Cleveland to expand e-book lending

T-Mobile to kick off Isis Mobile Wallet pilot program on October 22nd according to leaked photo

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Mr. Blurrycam has struck again, and this time he brings us a launch date for T-Mobile's Isis Mobile Wallet pilot program by way of TmoNews. According to the image (which you can catch after the break), the Isis app will arrive on Google Play come October 22nd for folks...
T-Mobile to kick off Isis Mobile Wallet pilot program on October 22nd according to leaked photo

Hewlett-Packard's Todd Bradley Talks Tablets In The Enterprise (video)

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Todd Bradley, Hewlett-Packard’s Executive Vice President and head of its enormous Printing and Personal Systems Group appeared on CNBC Friday and talked about the state of the tablet computing market and HP’s pending place in it. Obviously the conversation between Bradley and CNBC’s Maria Baritoromo was intended to coincide with...
Hewlett-Packard's Todd Bradley Talks Tablets In The Enterprise (video)

Square rolls out sleek new design for credit card readers in NYC taxi cabs

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We’ve reported on how Jack Dorsey has been able to fulfill his lifelong love affair with dispatch systems by having credit card readers from his company, Square, installed in the back of 30 NYC taxi cabs. It’s part of a pilot program the city hopes will drive down fees. Today the company...
Square rolls out sleek new design for credit card readers in NYC taxi cabs

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

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It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move. Look up and say "hi," because with an influx of cash and a voyeuristic agenda, the FBI is more than ever the model for Big Brother.  In February, the FBI began a $1 billion pilot program using facial-recognition...
The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

Salesforce announces summer launch for Communities, its service to unite customer and business conversations

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Salesforce is back at it again with another feature to help its company customers be more social. This time it’s looking to help combine the world of business processes with the one of social interactions to launch Salesforce Communities. Leveraging the Chatter platform, along with other Salesforce products, businesses can...
Salesforce announces summer launch for Communities, its service to unite customer and business conversations
Any Google Play developer now has the ability to reply to app reviews

NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

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Thanks to an NYPD pilot program, over 400 officers now have special Android smartphones that allow them to pull up suspect data on the spot, according to the New York Times. Patrol car-mounted laptops can be slow and cumbersome, while the call-disabled handsets (which look like Samsung's Rugby Smart...
NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps

Uber taxi-hailing service returns to NYC streets, without payments

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Private-car summoning service launches pilot program allowing taxi customers to use a smartphone app to request a cab. But the app won't accept payments, at least at first. [Read more]...
Uber taxi-hailing service returns to NYC streets, without payments
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead
Bain Capital Ventures Arrives on Campus

Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

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What if political candidates could see the public’s reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they’re on stage? That’s the future laid out at today’s Stanford University Future Of Media Conference by Twitter’s Director of Content and Programming Chloe Sladden. If candidates saw tweets that they were dodging a...
Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

Hertz charges into EV Plugless Power pilot program, can't say it three times fast

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Hertz has been offering up electric vehicles amongst its fleet of rental cars, and now it's getting ready to pull the plug. The company is teaming with Evatran to test out the those cool little Plugless Power discs, installing some at its corporate headquarters this month. Hertz, along with...
Hertz charges into EV Plugless Power pilot program, can't say it three times fast

Wikipedia looks to expand Arabic content via educational initiative

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Pilot program is Cairo is part of a larger push to gain student editors – and maybe teach them something while they're at itWikipedia is looking to North Africa as its key to unlocking an audience of that would increase the number visitors to the online encyclopedia by millions.While the English...
Wikipedia looks to expand Arabic content via educational initiative

Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan

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Internet giant Google says it’s bringing free Wi-Fi access to an area of New York City close to its offices. In a press conference today in Manhattan, with Google CIO Ben Fried, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer in attendance, the Internet giant revealed plans to turn...
Google Brings Free Wi-Fi to Its Section of Manhattan
U.K. launches secret cyber attack monitoring center for its information sharing program

With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

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Plenty of soon-to-be college grads will finish school with heavy debt loads and not a clue about how to get a jump in the market. But Modern Guild, an early-stage startup in New York, believes it can help students get a leg up on launching their careers by matching them with...
With $500k, Modern Guild targets college students with online career coaching

TSA looks to spend $3M on Macs, iDevices in pilot program

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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is set to initiate a pilot program to purchase up to $3 million dollars worth of Apple hardware over the next three years, including 1,000 Macs and 1,000 mobile devices....
TSA looks to spend $3M on Macs, iDevices in pilot program

Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Supercomputers at the forefront of medical practice? The notion is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Yet, research of this kind mostly goes unnoticed -- that is, unless the computational wizardry handholding these advancements belongs to Jeopardy!'s AI king. That's right, Watson, IBM's bold-face named powerhouse of...
Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Apple Testing Expanded iPhone Repair Options Through Authorized Service Providers in Canada

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Apple has launched an iPhone repair pilot program for Apple Certified Service Providers in Canada that will allow certain certified centers to offer iPhone repairs after store technicians have completed Apple-required iOS Certification. According to a tipster, the third party service sites will be able to offer repairs for the...
Apple Testing Expanded iPhone Repair Options Through Authorized Service Providers in Canada

Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?

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Will Austin be the next city to get a gigabit network? The City of Austin and Google are hosting an event next Tuesday on April 9, and sources in the city suspect it is related to a broadband announcement. As a resident whether or not we are getting Google Fiber...
Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?
Modular Starbucks store turns local design into a mass-produced aesthetic

Chinese Social Media CEOs Insist Facebook Has Been Vanquished

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have been spotted vacationing in China this week, but as far as the chief executives of his Chinese competitors are concerned, he's no threat. Those CEOs routinely tell the state-controlled Chinese press that they're beating Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in growth among Chinese users -...
Chinese Social Media CEOs Insist Facebook Has Been Vanquished

While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

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Two companies focused on securing enterprise data within employee’s device applications closed funding rounds today: Mocana raised a $25 million Series D led by new investor Trident Capital and MobileSpaces closed a $3 million Series A from Accel Partners. If you’re working for a startup, you probably abuse the same...
While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a pilot program to test whether early rulings on identified crucial issues in some investigations could limit unnecessary litigation, saving time and costs for all sides....
US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

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Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program....
Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide

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A year after it launched a pilot program making new ebooks available to some libraries, Big 6 publisher Hachette announced Wednesday that it will make its entire catalog of over 5,000 ebooks available to libraries nationwide as of May 8. New ebooks will be available to libraries at the same...
Following pilot, Hachette will make all of its ebooks available to libraries nationwide

ISIS set to launch mobile payments on October 22

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The ISIS mobile payment system is set to go live on October 22, according to some leaked memos from the carrier. Shared by TMoNews, the image reveals that the ISIS Mobile Wallet app will arrive at Google Play store on October 22. Those in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin,...
ISIS set to launch mobile payments on October 22
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