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Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble today announced the formation of a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focused around the existing Nook digital e-reader and e-book business, as well as Barnes & Noble's college business. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in the subsidiary, which is preliminarily being called Newco...
Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and prolific angel investor, sparked controversy last fall when he announced a fellowship giving 24 young adults $100,000 over two years to leave college and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. The mission behind the program: Rattle the default assumption that every young adult needs a college education. Rather...
How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home? (The Motley Fool)Facebook Home suite...
Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

Startup vet, aeronautical expert to lead University of Washington's college of engineering

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Michael Bragg The University of Washington continues to undergo a radical transformation under the direction of president Michael Young. And today the university took a big step in one of its critical departments, naming Michael Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering. Bragg — an aeronautical engineer who specializes...
Startup vet, aeronautical expert to lead University of Washington's college of engineering

Making it easier to browse places in Google Earth

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Google Earth is a great way to take a quick tour around your neighborhood or fly to your next holiday destination. Infomation about hotels, parks, mountains and other interesting places is available at your fingertips. You can check out the nearest bus or train station for a spontaneous trip or...
Making it easier to browse places in Google Earth

WhatsApp swots up in India with unlimited deal for college-going Reliance customers

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A fortnight after it agreed to a landmark operator deal in Hong Kong, WhatsApp has stepped up its presence in India where it has partnered with Reliance to offer unlimited use of its BBM-alternative messaging service for college students. The fruits of the coming-together — Reliance’s College Package, spotted by PluggdIn –...
WhatsApp swots up in India with unlimited deal for college-going Reliance customers

Microsoft courts college students with extended Office 365 University trial

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Microsoft is offering budget-minded U.S. college students a chance to try its new Office 365 University subscription for three months for free — and an additional three months if they also share information about the trial with their Facebook friends. It’s part of a broader effort by Microsoft to fend...
Microsoft courts college students with extended Office 365 University trial
Location tracking of GSM cellphones: now easier (and cheaper) than ever

Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only

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Microsoft has announced a version of its new Office suite for university students, and one of the most interesting aspects is that it will be sold only through a subscription license. In other words, it won't be possible to buy Office 365 University by paying a flat, one-time fee...
Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Critics Weigh In On The Barnes & Noble Deal (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT On The Rise With The Market  With Occupy Wall Street trying to take over the world, the market is rebounding as April ISM blows past expectations despite disappointing construction spending figures. Shares...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Critics Weigh In On The Barnes & Noble Deal (MSFT)

What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

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By now, many of you have probably seen the video clip of a nine-year-old boy who built his own elaborate boardwalk-style arcade out of cardboard and other scavenged material at his father’s auto-parts business in Los Angeles. The story of Caine Monroy and his wonderful creation has “gone viral,”...
What we can learn from a young boy’s cardboard arcade

The King William's College quiz 2012

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Who was known as the Queen of the Blues? Where are the branchy trees white with rime? And what truth was officially revealed on the anniversary of Marx's birth? Yes, it's that time of year for truly testing the grey matterGeneral knowledge paper 2012-2013, sat by the pupils of King William's...
The King William's College quiz 2012

How Many Years Of Tax Returns Is Mitt Romney Demanding To See From His VP Candidates?

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Mitt Romney is presumably deep in the process of vetting his VP candidates, making sure they don't have any hidden secrets that will embarrass him later. And he's also probably trying to figure out what kind of people his VP candidates are and how they handle money--that sort of thing....
How Many Years Of Tax Returns Is Mitt Romney Demanding To See From His VP Candidates?

ESPN to embed sports instant-replay videos in tweets

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The sports network's college football unit is teaming with Ford and Twitter to bring clips of the college bowl games to a tweet near you. [Read more]...
ESPN to embed sports instant-replay videos in tweets

Whoa! Barnes and Noble and Microsoft ‘Nook up’ for digital joint venture

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This is big news. Until now, Barnes and Noble have been at odds (lawsuits) with Microsoft over its Nook (Android) software. Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers April 30, 2012 Newly Formed Subsidiary to Include NOOK® Digital and College Businesses....
Whoa! Barnes and Noble and Microsoft ‘Nook up’ for digital joint venture

City of Seattle ties for first in web, social media savvy study

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A study from the University of Illinois is giving top marks to the City of Seattle for its use of the web for civic engagement — and calling it a tie for the top spot with New York City. The report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban...
City of Seattle ties for first in web, social media savvy study

Dennis Crowley, Best Buy Spokesguy (Video)

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Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley gets plenty of media coverage, including a one-time stint as a Gap model. But this is the first time I’ve seen him on TV: This is part of Best Buy’s “College Innovator” campaign, and apparently started this airing this weekend, timed to the Olympics. But I’m...
Dennis Crowley, Best Buy Spokesguy (Video)

ESPN Uses Twitter To Host College Football Replays

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Real-time, über-mobile Twitter is the perfect partner for video replays, says Twitter's director of promoted content and partnerships. College football instant replays will soon be featured Twitter. ESPN and Ford, the sports network's partner, announced the deal over the weekend. Replay videos will be embedded in individual tweets, which...
ESPN Uses Twitter To Host College Football Replays

Wilt Chamberlain's Family Tries To Block Film About His College Years, Claiming 'Publicity Rights'

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A filmmaker is trying to make a film about basketball great Wilt Chamberlain's college years at Kansas. However, his estate appears to be threatening the filmmaker if he goes ahead, claiming such things as publicity rights over Chamberlain's image (thanks to Nancy for sending this over). "Please be advised that...
Wilt Chamberlain's Family Tries To Block Film About His College Years, Claiming 'Publicity Rights'

After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

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Lulu (formerly Luluvise), the controversial mobile app that lets girls anonymously review and recommend guys, is seeing some pretty decent traction since it rebooted in February to focus on launching across U.S. college campuses, early Facebook-style. The London/U.S. company, backed by Passion Capital, PROfounders and a host of prominent angels...
After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

SBNation & YouTube team up for sports channel

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Finally someone is using the internet to challenge ESPN! SBNation, the sports blog network started by Vox Media of Washington DC,  is teaming up with YouTube and launching a sports channel that will have everything from baseball to trash talk. The channel is part of YouTube’s new original programming efforts,...
SBNation & YouTube team up for sports channel

Did Stuxnet Actually Improve Iran's Nuclear Capabilities?

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Friedrich Nietzsche is credited with the old saying: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Today there’s an interesting report concerning Stuxnet and the Iranian nuclear research program that is proving it. The U.K.’s Telegraph has a story today on a report in a British academic journal, arguing...
Did Stuxnet Actually Improve Iran's Nuclear Capabilities?

The Efficient Community Hypothesis

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The visionary Stowe Boyd recently kindly invited me to give a talk at his awesome Social Business Edge conference next week. I couldn't make it, unfortunately — so here's the talk I was going to give instead. Enjoy!! "Why Are 25 Hedge Fund Managers Worth 658,000 teachers?" A poignant question...
The Efficient Community Hypothesis
HP, Dell and the paradox of the disrupted

Google Search app for Android updated with Google Now widget, Fandango movie passes, ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and Zillow listings

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Google just updated its Search app for Android. The update includes the much-dicussed Google Now widget for home screen or lock screen, as well as movie passes from Fandango and ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. The update app also boasts real estate listings from Zillow, a U.S.-only music button for when...
Google Search app for Android updated with Google Now widget, Fandango movie passes, ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and Zillow listings

Woolwich attack: caution urged over crackdown on extremist websites

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Theresa May's comments prompt internet experts to warn that rush to ban websites would be crude and counterproductiveExperts have urged caution in the face of pressure on internet companies to remove extremist websites and calls by MPs and others for a clampdown on the dissemination of online jihadist rhetoric.The home...
Woolwich attack: caution urged over crackdown on extremist websites

Blocked! March Madness Heads Farther Behind the Cable Paywall

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Aspen Photo / Shutterstock.com Heads up, cord-cutters: If you want to watch March Madness next year, you’re going to have to pay up. The last two rounds of next year’s college basketball tournament, including the championship game, are likely to be broadcast on one of Time Warner’s Turner network channels...
Blocked! March Madness Heads Farther Behind the Cable Paywall

Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

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The majority of U.S. college students now prefer digital formats whether they’re reading textbooks or “fun” books, according to a new survey from the Pearson (NYSE: PSO) Foundation. “Survey on Students and Tablets 2012” (PDF) polled 1,206 U.S. college students and 204 college-bound high school seniors. Some findings: —College...
Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

Hopscotch teaches kids to code with the first ever coding language designed for mobile

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Watching Code.org’s video promoting the fine art of computer programming, you get the sense that it’s selling a little too hard. Certainly, with cameos from a wide array of tech superstars including Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Tony Hsieh and Drew Houston, it is star-studded. And certainly, it is...
Hopscotch teaches kids to code with the first ever coding language designed for mobile

Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million

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Summing up Summly. Yesterday, Yahoo announced that it had bought Summly, a neat little mobile news aggregator created by a schoolboy from London. It looked to all intents and purposes like an acqui-hire, with two-thirds of Summly's top team relocating from the British capital to the Yahoo campus. But...
Yahoo's Summly Acquisition Details: Featuring Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, The "Adorkable" Nick D'Aloisio, And $30 Million
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