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Panda dung, robot undergrads, and the world's wackiest tech awards

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The so-called Ig Noble awards doled out today reward unlikely research that "make people laugh, and then make them think." By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- If you ever wondered if artificial breasts can survive scalding hot springs, whether panda dung will dissolve garbage, and if a robot could enter...
Panda dung, robot undergrads, and the world's wackiest tech awards
Randomized food delivery service NomON takes first place at Startup Weekend UW

How Snapchat took over Yale

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Snapchat isn’t localized to high schools anymore. During the fall term, Snapchat use exploded amongst Yale undergrads. After viewing Snapchat’s rampant growth on Yale’s campus firsthand, I understand why Snapchat’s features are compelling, and why it’s growing so damn fast. Snapchat is growing fast In September, virtually no one...
How Snapchat took over Yale

Penn students build Firefly to make co-browsing drop-dead easy

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It’s sometimes easy to get jaded about the tech startup scene, which can seem more a grab for fame and fortune than true believers doing what they love. That’s why it’s fun to come across a startup like Firefly, the creation of four University of Pennsylvania undergraduates who want to...
Penn students build Firefly to make co-browsing drop-dead easy

3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political Landscape

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The recent political conventions underscored a few disconcerting trends. Our political leadership is not only out of touch with reality but also tends to distort the truth. How can social-media-based innovations address these challenges? Given that social media excel at connecting people with society's leaders, there is no question social...
3 Ways Social Media Is Reshaping the Political Landscape

What we don't understand

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It would be easy to read this and feel superior, but don't. Imagine you knew nothing about computers and somehone handed you a Macintosh and told you to figure it out. How long would it take you to figure out what each of the applications did, or even what an...
What we don't understand

Immigration Reform

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For those who watched the talk I did with Paul Smalera, some of this will be redundant. Paul asked me why we haven't gotten all of these "no brainer" immigration reform proposals like the startup visa (funded entrepreneurs get to stay in the US and build their companies here), or...
Immigration Reform

RT @mitlibraries "Good news, MIT undergrads! Borrowing privileges Harvard College Library available as pilot service http://bit.ly/bs08OF"

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RT @mitlibraries "Good news, MIT undergrads! Borrowing privileges Harvard College Library available as pilot service http://bit.ly/bs08OF"

Blogologues: The Internet Is Stranger Than Fiction

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  Matthew Cox and Jen Jamula. (Julienne Jones) Gianna Palmer is a guest blogger for Betabeat. The digital and the theatrical got cozy with one another on Monday night at Blogologues: Come Here Often?, a comedy show about new media at Under St. Marks. The program brought to life assorted...
Blogologues: The Internet Is Stranger Than Fiction

EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU

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InstaEDU wants to become a truly scalable on-demand video tutoring platform, and Course Hero needs a way to dogfood its online education tools. So InstaEDU has just sold its in-person in-home tutoring business Cardinal Scholars to Course Hero for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help both startups disrupt the...
EduTech Team-Up: Course Hero Buys Cardinal Scholars In-Person Tutoring Business From InstaEDU

Rap Genius gets $15M from Andreessen Horowitz to annotate the entire web

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If you think of Rap Genius as just a site for trading notes about song lyrics, a $15 million investment from top-tier VC Andreessen Horowitz may sound a little odd (Ben Horowitz’s love of rap notwithstanding). But if you think about it as a social network organized around all kinds...
Rap Genius gets $15M from Andreessen Horowitz to annotate the entire web

The best new app at SXSW: Everything.me redefines mobile search

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After two rainy days of location-based, social networking apps, the sun finally came out in Austin at SXSW. And as the clouds parted I stumbled upon Everything.me, a new HTML5, browser-based app that has literally and simply, reinvented mobile search. In Paul Graham’s recent post “Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas” he puts A New Search...
The best new app at SXSW: Everything.me redefines mobile search
Forget Skeuomorphism: The (Digital) World Is Geting Flatter

MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

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The academic year in the UK is well under way, and doubtless students are starting to get a sense of the amount of reading they will need to complete in order to write their papers. For those who have a reading list as long as both arms, you might be...
MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) Nowadays Facebook is very cautious around the third rail that is sexual orientation. Sure, there's a timeline icon just for gay marriage, but the company won't serve up ladies seeking ladies to advertisers. But that wasn't always the case. Digiday has gotten its hands on an interesting...
Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

Meet the future: These 21 UW computer science grads are ready to change the world

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University of Washington computer science grads are headed to tech titans like Amazon, Apple and Google It’s a good time to have a degree in computer science. And it’s not just because Amazon.com, Google and Microsoft are paying big bucks to hire the best-and-brightest software developers and engineers. Computer science is...
Meet the future: These 21 UW computer science grads are ready to change the world

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

Hemishare wants to help Brazilian startups recruit top US university talent with RecruitLab

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There’s no doubt about it: a growing number of US students would consider job opportunities in emerging countries such as Brazil. On the other hand, Brazilian tech companies and startups are having difficulties hiring top talent. This is where Hemishare comes into play, with the launch of its RecruitLab accelerator...
Hemishare wants to help Brazilian startups recruit top US university talent with RecruitLab

InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

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More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy...
InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

Robinhood takes a social approach to mastering the stock market

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The stock market is like a deep forest, filled with cleared pathways, hidden snares, and an ever-present sense of the unexpected. Robinhood launched an iOS app today to guide you through the dangerous woods of stock market investing....
Robinhood takes a social approach to mastering the stock market

Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

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Firefly, a screen sharing utility created by University of Pennsylvania undergrads, has raised a $20,000 seed round from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. First Round originally launched the $500K fund in September to help finance startups built by current students or recent college graduates. With the Dorm Room Fund currently...
Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund
Founder Stories: Piazza's Pooja Sankar Proves That If You Can't Find The Right Co-Founder, Build It Yourself
5 things I learned at AngelHack
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