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iBooks is not the education revolution you’ve been looking for

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Apple recently announced iBooks 2 for iPad, which it promises will reinvent the textbook. Some even speculate that it will ignite a revolution in education. Why? Because iBooks are sleeker, smarter, and equipped with a seemingly endless amount of innovative features, like animation, full screen photos, and videos. It’s...
iBooks is not the education revolution you’ve been looking for

No Resumes, Just Skills: Smarterer Grabs $1.75M From True, Google Ventures; Tony Conrad Joins Board

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There’s plenty of noise today in job forums, and resumes have never seemed so ineffective. As more and more people enter the workplace, with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets that may seem misleadingly similar on paper, employers have to find new, smarter ways to find the right candidates....
No Resumes, Just Skills: Smarterer Grabs $1.75M From True, Google Ventures; Tony Conrad Joins Board

Understoodit Lets Students Voice Their Confusion Without Having to Raise Their Hands

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Over the course of the last few years, more and more “clickers” have found their way into college classrooms. These little devices allow teachers to request real-time feedback from their students through short quizzes and surveys. Toronto-based developer Liam Kaufman, however, thinks that a simpler application that just tells teachers...
Understoodit Lets Students Voice Their Confusion Without Having to Raise Their Hands
iTunes U crosses 1 billion downloads--have you used it?

Education Start-Up Focused on Making Flashcards Mobile Raises $9 Million

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StudyBlue, which has more than 2.5 million students using its free apps to create flashcards and quizzes, has raised $9 million in a first round. Great Oaks Venture Capital led the round, with participation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The Madison, Wis.-based company was founded three years ago by a...
Education Start-Up Focused on Making Flashcards Mobile Raises $9 Million

Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

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Advertisers will be able to target ads, with app tapping into popularity of viewers using social media while watching showsChannel 4's second screen app will be called 4Now and will offer viewers real-time votes, games and quizzes - and enable advertisers to target them with interactive ads synchronised with the...
Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

Oracle counsel quizzes Google's Rubin about Java emails

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The founder and father of Android, Andy Rubin, was finally called to the stand in the Oracle v. Google trial to testify about licensing discussions regarding Java....
Oracle counsel quizzes Google's Rubin about Java emails

Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From Chamath And Greylock

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Web design and development community Treehouse has just secured $4.75 million in funding from Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital partnership and the Greylock Discovery fund. The financing comes in addition to a $600K star studded seed round the company raised back in October 2011. In the same hot edustartup space as Lynda, Codecademy and Udacity,...
Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From Chamath And Greylock

Let's breathe interactive life into the common textbook

pandodaily.com
Students learn in a variety of ways — they listen, read, create, speak, share, engage, ask, get assessed, receive feedback, get mentored, and eventually maybe become a mentor themselves. Some need to read less and listen more, others need to “do” first then read. Some need to ask, others...
Let's breathe interactive life into the common textbook

AMC launches Yeah! movie service, promises exclusive content and enthusiastic punctuation

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In this post-DVD world, it can be tough to really enjoy a film without having a director talk on top of it. AMC's looking to fill in the void of contextual information left as many of us have moved from physical to streaming media, with the launch of Yeah!...
AMC launches Yeah! movie service, promises exclusive content and enthusiastic punctuation
Udacity strikes deal to bring low-cost online classes to California university

The World's Most Difficult Quiz 2 edited by Pat Cullen - review

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Don't bother to Google ...Around this time last year I alerted readers to a collection of the General Knowledge Papers sat by the unfortunate pupils of King William's College on the Isle of Man. Regular Guardian readers will know that they, too, are invited to take this fiendish swine of a...
The World's Most Difficult Quiz 2 edited by Pat Cullen - review

Viddy, SocialCam, WashPo, Instagram, quizzes, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Mobile video sharing app Viddy gained the most daily active users of any of the other applications on our list this week. With 3.3 million new DAU, it outpaced second-place SocialCam by almost 1 million DAU. There were also copious photo sharing apps, a pair of quiz apps and...
Viddy, SocialCam, WashPo, Instagram, quizzes, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU
YouTube Testing Feature To Quiz You While You're Watching A Video

Smarterer pulls in $1.75M for job skills testing

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Boston-based startup wants to replace the "skills" section of your resume with a series of scores based on online quizzes. It's an idea worth millions. [Read more]...
Smarterer pulls in $1.75M for job skills testing
Arrington quizzes Reid Hoffman about what it's like to be "ridiculously wealthy"

Roku taps Flingo for 70 new channels from TMZ, History Channel, Lifetime, CollegeHumor and more

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Shortly after surpassing 700 channels, teaming up with Time Warner Cable and naming new hardware partners, Roku has announced a partnership with smart TV app publisher Flingo which will eventually bring 70 new channels from TMZ, History Channel, Lifetime, CollegeHumor and more to Roku’s platform. Transworld, Warren Miller and College Humor’s content will...
Roku taps Flingo for 70 new channels from TMZ, History Channel, Lifetime, CollegeHumor and more

Stay The Course, Facebook. Even If Your Share Price Crashes

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Ignore us. Ignore the pressure from the media and Wall Street to make more money now as lockups expire and your stock price dips to new lows. The only thing you need to remember is “Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a...
Stay The Course, Facebook. Even If Your Share Price Crashes

Better than a resume? Smarterer lands $1.75 million for job skills platform

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Boston-based startup Smarterer wants to replace the “skills” section of your resume with a series of scores based on online quizzes. It’s an idea worth millions....
Better than a resume? Smarterer lands $1.75 million for job skills platform

Noom’s unique lifestyle apps help Android owners get fit and healthy

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There are all kinds of smartphone apps. There are games, social network apps, news apps, less useful apps and then, once in a while, there are apps that come along and have a significant affect on our lives. Noom, a New York based startup, aims to make these very kind...
Noom’s unique lifestyle apps help Android owners get fit and healthy

Nokia and Sony - in the recovery room?

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Rory quizzes Nokia and Sony's bosses in Barcelona...
Nokia and Sony - in the recovery room?

Discovery, TLC apps for iPad add 'Plus' second screen experience

www.engadget.com
While Discovery and TLC have offered some show-specific second screen content before, the latest updates to their apps put a new spin on it. Referred to as Discovery Plus and TLC Plus, the new features are currently iPad-only (coming soon to iPhone), bringing behind the scenes info, photos, quizzes...
Discovery, TLC apps for iPad add 'Plus' second screen experience

Socialcam, quizzes, Yahoo, Pinterest, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Video app Socialcam topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week. There was also a variety of quiz apps, video website integrations, games and Timeline apps from companies like Spotify. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on...
Socialcam, quizzes, Yahoo, Pinterest, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Screwing Students Through Pointless Textbook Bundles

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While some schools and teachers are looking for ways to make education, and especially textbooks, cheaper for students, others seem bent on doing everything possible to keep prices artificially high. Because colleges essentially have the textbook market cornered, they can require students to purchase just about anything in order to...
Screwing Students Through Pointless Textbook Bundles

Orange brings its social TV app TVcheck to second screens across the UK

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Last month we reported that telecoms giant Orange was bringing its hugely popular second-screen app TVcheck to the UK, after launching first in France last September. Well, the app is now live in the UK App Store. The social TV app is free to download, and isnt’ restricted to users...
Orange brings its social TV app TVcheck to second screens across the UK

Harassment by Q&A: Initial Thoughts on Formspring.me

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(This was written for the Digital Media and Learning Project.) Questions-and-answers have played a central role in digital bonding since the early days of Usenet.  Teenagers have consistently co-opted quizzes and surveys and personality tests to talk about themselves with those around them.  They’ve hosted guest books and posted bulletins...
Harassment by Q&A: Initial Thoughts on Formspring.me

Tech education startup Treehouse hits $3.6m in revenues, nears 20k active users and nabs book deal

thenextweb.com
After one year, video-focused tech education startup Treehouse has hit $3.6m in revenues thanks to its 18,700 active users, and claims 380,000 quizzes have been completed, with 330,000 hours of tutorial videos watched on the site. In addition, the Treehouse has gone from 11 to 54 employees since 2011, and has decided,...
Tech education startup Treehouse hits $3.6m in revenues, nears 20k active users and nabs book deal

Educators battle Eternal September by teaching digital citizenship with MinecraftEdu

www.engadget.com
Eternal September is now somewhat of an antiquated term, but its relevance as a concept is nonetheless alive and kicking on the internet today. Once upon a time, September was the month when a whole new group of individuals -- primarily college students -- were introduced to Usenet discussion...
Educators battle Eternal September by teaching digital citizenship with MinecraftEdu
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