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Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

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As college tuition costs increase, the cost of buying a semester’s worth of textbooks poses an added burden to university students. That coupled with the physical weight of textbooks, and the fact that many science and technology books are likely to be outdated within a few years, paints a picture...
Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary intervenes over concerns about content of four Northamptonshire officers' tweetsFour police officers have had their Twitter accounts closed down by their force after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns about the content of their tweets.The move comes after a warning in the Guardian...
Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns
RelayRides acquires Wheelz as the car-sharing industry consolidates

Dylan Smith Reveals The Strategic Shift That Made Box A Cloud Storage Hit

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Back in 2005, Dylan Smith and Aaron Levie, then university students, had no good way to share files with classmates, or get documents from professors. So, the business and economics majors, inspired by a class marketing project, decided to make one. After two months of round the clock work, they...
Dylan Smith Reveals The Strategic Shift That Made Box A Cloud Storage Hit

A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code

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It's only Spring Break for most college students, but summer vacation will be here before you know it. Instead of getting stuck babysitting your little sister or mowing your neighbor's lawn, apply for Google Summer of Code and spend the summer of 2012 earning money writing code for open source...
A new kind of summer job: open source coding with Google Summer of Code

If People Won't Pay A Monthly Fee For Facebook, Why Would They Pay For Newspapers?

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We've been arguing about the long-term problems with paywalls for quite some time now, but more and more newspapers insist that they're "the answer." Of course, they seem to be asking the wrong question. They may be "the answer" to "doing something" in a desperate attempt to slow down people...
If People Won't Pay A Monthly Fee For Facebook, Why Would They Pay For Newspapers?

Huai'an students 'forced' to build iPhone 5 at Foxconn

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"Thousands" of students are being "forced" to help build iPhone 5s as a part of an internship with Foxconn, says the Shanghai Daily. University students from Huai'an in Jiangsu province are said to have been driven to a Foxconn factory after the plant couldn't get enough regular workers to assemble...
Huai'an students 'forced' to build iPhone 5 at Foxconn

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

Protestors hobble Mobile World Congress traffic

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A protest by university students closes the entrance of Mobile World Congress and chokes off traffic around the venue. [Read more]...
Protestors hobble Mobile World Congress traffic
Printing dinosaurs: the mad science of new paleontology

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Tufts University uses LEGOs, robotics & musical instruments to get kids excited about tech

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Growing up, my math classes typically consisted of boring teachers, repetitive homework assignments and sneaking games onto my Ti-83 calculator. Similarly, science classes left me asleep at my desk, where teachers taught directly from the book and wilder chemistry experiments were banned due to toxic fumes. In other words, when...
Tufts University uses LEGOs, robotics & musical instruments to get kids excited about tech

Emory University's Dishonest Data Reminds Us That Ethics Don't Come From A 'Policy'

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I know that for many universities, where they end up in the various "rankings" lists can make a big difference in terms of the type of students they attract, the money they can bring in and the professors they can get. So it's almost surprising to me to find out...
Emory University's Dishonest Data Reminds Us That Ethics Don't Come From A 'Policy'

University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

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Earlier this week and following the filing of dozens of file-sharing infringement lawsuits in the United States, hope came to a court room in Los Angeles as the trolls of Prenda Law finally began to receive their comeuppance. After their no-show Monday they will all have to appear in court...
University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum

Open data: decentralising and democratising social justice

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Chris Worman writes about Open Courts, the dataset which provides a model for others interested in data-driven advocacyGlancing back and forth between the two university students and what looked like the underside of a jellyfish on their laptop, I was at a bit of a loss for words. "So I...
Open data: decentralising and democratising social justice

Google and Peres Center for Peace host Hangouts to encourage Israeli Jewish-Arab dialogue

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Google just announced a partnership with Peres Center for Peace in honor  of today’s 30th annual International Day of Peace. Peres Center for Peace promotes peace between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel and neighboring Arab countries. Google and the non-profit organization are hosting a a series of Hangouts on...
Google and Peres Center for Peace host Hangouts to encourage Israeli Jewish-Arab dialogue

If People Won't Pay A Monthly Fee For Facebook, Why Would They Pay For Newspapers?

www.techdirt.com
We've been arguing about the long-term problems with paywalls for quite some time now, but more and more newspapers insist that they're "the answer." Of course, they seem to be asking the wrong question. They may be "the answer" to "doing something" in a desperate attempt to slow down people...
If People Won't Pay A Monthly Fee For Facebook, Why Would They Pay For Newspapers?
Online university students show off achievements with digital badges

The Information Age:N. Korean Style

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During the floods and famine of the 1990s, the North Korea regime was able to withstand the death of at least 5% of its population by forcing its poorest and least trusted citizens to bear the brunt of environmental disaster. Today, with one million cell phones in North Korea and...
The Information Age:N. Korean Style

Responding to undercover report, Foxconn says it's not perfect, promises investigation

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After an undercover Chinese reporter documented difficult working conditions on a Foxconn production line for Apple’s next iPhone, the manufacturer has responded with a statement that it is “not perfect” and a promise that it will investigate the allegations. Days before the unveiling of the new iPhone, the Shanghai Evening...
Responding to undercover report, Foxconn says it's not perfect, promises investigation
Facebook reaches 10M in Japan, doubled users in 6 months
University students reportedly being forced to work for Foxconn ahead of iPhone 5 launch

DailyDirt: Educating Adults

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Elite schools aren't getting any cheaper, and college tuition seems to be rising faster than a lot of other goods (though the net price may not be). So what are aspiring university students to do? Here are just a few interesting links on the future of education. One proposal for...
DailyDirt: Educating Adults

Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

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Microsoft has announced a new Office package aimed at students. Office 365 University, set to be released in the first quarter of 2013, will offer a slightly altered version of the Office 365 suite. It will be priced low enough to appease most of those spending, and possibly borrowing, considerable...
Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

North Korean Study Confirms It: People Will Share, Whatever The Risks

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the ever-increasing storage capacity of portable hard drives made it unlikely that the sharing of music could ever be stopped. That was a somewhat theoretical piece based on general trends in technology; but here's some supporting data from a rather unusual...
North Korean Study Confirms It: People Will Share, Whatever The Risks

LISTEN TO THIS: Old Floppy Disk Drives Turned Into Musical Instruments

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Remember that scraping sound floppy disk drives used to make looking for the right spot on the disk? That sound is the stuff of music. Who knew? MrSolidSnake745 has an entire channel featuring music-making drives. He's done 44 floppy-drive videos, viewed almost 4 million times. But the YouTube video below...
LISTEN TO THIS: Old Floppy Disk Drives Turned Into Musical Instruments

C-9 Project - Salisbury University Students http://bit.ly/ardvTJ

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C-9 Project - Salisbury University Students http://bit.ly/ardvTJ

Oracle Software Glitch Mars Semester's Start for University, Students

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The first week of class at Washington State University has been a tumultuous one for students and parents who depend on financial aid, due to a software glitch......
Oracle Software Glitch Mars Semester's Start for University, Students

Flat-Club leverages trust, social networks to facilitate short-term letting; lands funding

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Flat-Club, a London startup that enables people to sell and book short-term accommodations in a relatively closed ‘circle of trust’, has secured funding. The investors joining the Series A financing round are all non-traditional VCs; the list of backers includes private equity specialist Jeremy Coller, Prof. Florin Vasvary from...
Flat-Club leverages trust, social networks to facilitate short-term letting; lands funding
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