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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

fMRI Scan Detects Mental Pictures

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Scientists at Cornell University were able to capture unique mental pictures of different people through fMRI images. Scientists are now one step closer to reading human minds with machines. A new Cornell University study successfully used fMRI machines to detect mental pictures of other people. "When we looked at...
fMRI Scan Detects Mental Pictures
UK consumers now talk less and text more, says Ofcom

Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults

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Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults

Urturn raises $13.4m for social 'self-expression' service and launches its official iPhone app

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London-based startup secures funding from Balderton Capital and sets sights on younger users fleeing FacebookIf the thought of an iPhone app for people to slap virtual stickers and slogans onto photos - often of One Direction - share them with the world and then remix one another's creations makes you angry,...
Urturn raises $13.4m for social 'self-expression' service and launches its official iPhone app

Who Uses Twitter? Well, Not Many People Who Live in the Boonies

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Seriously, just try getting a signal. Not gonna happen. (flickr.com/ladytaz) Oh the times, oh the customs! The data junkies at the Pew Research Council are back with another Internet & American Life dispatch, and it looks like you all are pretty enthusiastic about Twitter. Your country cousins? Not so...
Who Uses Twitter? Well, Not Many People Who Live in the Boonies

Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020

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Experts are growing more concerned about the effect of technological advancement on a generation of Americans. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University, more than half of the 1,021 respondents believe that constant multitasking and zealous decision-making capabilities will generally produce positive outcomes for young...
Millennials Will Lose 'Face-To-Face Social Skills' And 'Deep-Thinking Capabilities' By 2020
PHOTOS: Recapping GeekWire's Fall Meetup

Survey: 75% of Homeless Youth Use at Least One Social Network

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Even without a roof over their heads, young adults find ways to access the Internet....
Survey: 75% of Homeless Youth Use at Least One Social Network

Smartphones out-rate laptops for young adults

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Smartphones are more important to young adults in the U.S. and three other countries than laptops, desktops or tablets, according to a survey of 1,800 18- to 30-year-old users in 18 countries....
Smartphones out-rate laptops for young adults

Finishing

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Today, our eldest child graduates from college. Last night, as we were leaving a house party with all of her friends and their parents and family members, Jess said "thanks for sending me to college dad". I replied "thanks for graduating Jess". Everyone got a chuckle. But I was dead...
Finishing
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DailyDirt: School's Out For Summer...

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The last days of school are coming up in the US (if they're not here already), and kids all over are getting ready for "no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks." Summer school, summer camp or a few weeks of mental atrophy are ahead, so here...
DailyDirt: School's Out For Summer...

Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

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It’s no secret that there’s an increasing number of young adults graduating from college with little money and lots of debt. But rather than seeing the lack of financial independence as a bad thing, a pair of new startups — Tuition.io and Pave.com — are trying to find ways...
Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

The Flow and The Balance

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No this is not a post about yoga, although I am really looking forward to my yoga class this morning. It's about the two concepts in finance that I think are most important for folks to understand. The Gotham Gal and I went out to dinner with our oldest child...
The Flow and The Balance

Nielsen: Majority Of Mobile U.S. Teens Now Own Smartphones

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Nielsen had previously announced in May that more than half of U.S. mobile owners now owned smartphones, and today that metric has grown again, going from 50.4% to 55.5%. But the more interesting figure in the firm’s release of July 2012 data is not this incremental increase  - although it’s notable...
Nielsen: Majority Of Mobile U.S. Teens Now Own Smartphones

North Korea Reportedly Getting Expensive New Smartphones

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A source has told Daily NK that a new mobile phone with smartphone-level features has become available in North Korea. "The 'Eumsong-patgi' with its touchscreen is popular with cadres and young adults," a source in the city of Hyesan told the North Korean watching website. "You cannot use the Internet on...
North Korea Reportedly Getting Expensive New Smartphones

Snapchat for Android gets video messaging beta update

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Snapchat announced that it had raised $13.5 million in funding over the weekend and now the chat app, famed for its self-destructing messages, has brought video to Android version through a limited private beta. As TechCrunch reports, the link to the beta download expires at 2:00 AM PT, in keeping...
Snapchat for Android gets video messaging beta update
150 Million Messages Are Being Sent Over Snapchat, A Photo Sharing App Your Kids Know All About

Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

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For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we’re on the go (or on the couch). According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project, however, 17% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now mostly go online using...
Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online
School out, tech in: Welcome to the future of education

With Tumblr, Yahoo Would Double Down On Mobile And Social

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile industry news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Yahoo Is Reportedly Exploring An Investment In Or Acquisition Of Tumblr (AllThingsD)Tumblr, the blogging platform and social network would be the crown jewel in Yahoo's efforts...
With Tumblr, Yahoo Would Double Down On Mobile And Social

Cartoon Network may take on Angry Birds with own digital IP

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'I don't think everything has to be created as a show,' says Turner Animation boss Stuart SnyderCartoon Network is considering developing original content as apps and games first rather than as TV shows, in an effort to create its own digital brands to rival the likes of Angry Birds."One of...
Cartoon Network may take on Angry Birds with own digital IP
Funding Daily: I heart Sriracha

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

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America! (Photo: flickr.com/cristian_rh7) It’s election season, which explains the higher-than-usual incidence of poll-pegged stories we’re seeing in our inbox. And hey, guess what? The Internet now has cultural relevance beyond enabling politicians to send citizens pics of their junk. And so The Atlantic wound up with a couple of interesting little factoids,...
Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

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A lot of social networking sites get hot with kids first, then slowly find their way to an adult audience. Pinterest is different,  according to data from comScore, TechCrunch, and Shareaholic compiled by Modea. Not surprisingly, its used most by individuals between the age of 25 and 34 --...
CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

Industry needs more young scientists and mathematicians, says BAE chief

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Six out of 10 UK jobs will need engineering-friendly skills but only one student in 10 takes key subjects beyond 16Britain faces a "national problem" over the lack of young adults studying engineering-friendly subjects such as maths and science, according to a senior executive at Britain's largest manufacturing employer.The head...
Industry needs more young scientists and mathematicians, says BAE chief

DATA: Apple's Ads For Siri May Be More Useful Than The App Itself

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Apple's new Siri campaign featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel is proving to be highly effective amongst young adults, even though the buzz on Siri among those same adults is that the robotic voice app isn't that useful. According to data from YouGov's Brand Index, amongst 18- to 34-year-olds...
DATA: Apple's Ads For Siri May Be More Useful Than The App Itself

Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: Book Apps for Young Adults

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Some eye-catching and imaginative book apps for young-adult readers....
Gadgetwise Blog: App Smart Extra: Book Apps for Young Adults
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