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Qik Founder's Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skype

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Editor’s note: Bernard Moon is co-founder and CEO of Vidquik, a new web conferencing and sales solutions platform, and co-founder of SparkLabs, a recently launched startup accelerator in Seoul, Korea. Follow him on Twitter.  I met Qik co-founder Ramu Sunkara through the University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni network while seeking advice for Vidquik. Listening to...
Qik Founder's Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skype
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Leebre: a Jamendo-inspired platform for free ebooks

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Commercial ebook publishing and distribution is a crowded space: Amazon, Apple, Google, Barnes and Noble and others each have stores and devices for digital books, which have been seeing consistent growth. Ebooks are undoubtedly the future of long-from content. They’ve opened up a whole range of new publishing opportunities for...
Leebre: a Jamendo-inspired platform for free ebooks

"Exploring Africa" in University of Wisconsin Madison digital collections - http://uwdigicollec.blogspot.com/2010/02/exploring-africa.html

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"Exploring Africa" in University of Wisconsin Madison digital collections - http://uwdigicollec.blogspot.com/2010/02/exploring-africa.html
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Celebrating six students receiving the AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

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Last summer, we announced a joint scholarship program for aspiring journalists with the Associated Press, administered by the Online News Association. Congratulations to the six students who will each be receiving $20,000 to pursue degrees that lie at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media: Emily Eggleston, 24,...
Celebrating six students receiving the AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

Vaunted Yahoo Techie Departs for Microsoft (Surprised? Me Neither.)

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One of Yahoo’s most respected researchers, Raghu Ramakrishnan, who is the author of one of the most famous database textbooks, “Database Management Systems,” has left the Silicon Valley company to join Microsoft. He was also critical to the development of much of Yahoo’s personalization technology. Sources said the chief...
Vaunted Yahoo Techie Departs for Microsoft (Surprised? Me Neither.)
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Thought To Be Estranging And Dehumanizing, Facebook May Be Preventing Suicides

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Many teenagers and college students use Facebook to write public messages on the site that are serious cries for help – made out of depression that is sometimes so severe that it is suicidal. From Jan Hoffman of The New York Times: Last year, researchers examined Facebook profiles of...
Thought To Be Estranging And Dehumanizing, Facebook May Be Preventing Suicides

Carol Bartz Gave Great Advice About Failure To UW Madison Grads

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Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was the keynote speaker at her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison yesterday. She spoke about what it was like to earn a computer science degree as a woman back in the 1970s, and offered a lot of advice about failure. A few highlights: *Always...
Carol Bartz Gave Great Advice About Failure To UW Madison Grads

Meteor in Wisconsin: Images and Video Hit Twitter

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Last night, several folks in Wisconsin, Minnesota and various midwestern states got a free light show in the form of a large fireball — probably caused by a meteor. Consequently, news sites took to Twitter, asking residents for their pics of the natural phenomenon. Recently, it’s become a common...
Meteor in Wisconsin: Images and Video Hit Twitter

Mind-reading robotic teachers are more... Anyone? Anyone? Attention-grabbing

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You'd have thought that replacing a human teacher with a swanky robot would be enough to keep the kids interested, but apparently not. The University of Wisconsin-Madison found that supplying a robot teacher didn't in itself max out concentration. In one trial, they put a Wakamaru robot instructor in...
Mind-reading robotic teachers are more... Anyone? Anyone? Attention-grabbing

Boot up: Mac users and security, do people like Google?, Toshiba's tablets and more

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Plus an HTML5 guide, small UK tech companies' real problem, what Facebook is really getting from Instagram and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCyanogenMod supports one-click web-to-ROM Manager installs >> MobiputingROM Manager is an app that makes it easy...
Boot up: Mac users and security, do people like Google?, Toshiba's tablets and more

Microsoft hires former Yahoo chief scientist and database guru

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Raghu Ramakrishnan Microsoft confirmed today that it has hired Raghu Ramakrishnan, a former Yahoo chief scientist, as a technical fellow in its Server & Tools business. A database specialist and the co-author of one of the field’s most-respected textbooks, he will focus on the emerging area of “big data,” helping...
Microsoft hires former Yahoo chief scientist and database guru
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