Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

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Description: The American Higher Education system is ready for a redesign. Many scholars and University systems have called for a new form of education and it appears Coursera is establishing itself as a trailblazer toward this reformation. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 7th, 2013 Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC… Read more »

One Week In, Vine Could Be Twice As Big As Socialcam

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Description: Twitter launched a new social network last week that shares 6 second video clips. After only a week, it appears the new social network has surpassed the next best video-sharing app. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 31st, 2013 Vine launched a week ago today, yet has still managed to swing to the top 10 free apps… Read more »

Don’t Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

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Description: HMV recently laid off 60 HR representatives including @poppy_powers, the Facebook and Twitter manager. What followed was a live tweeting session of the mass firing. Source: Forbes  Date: February 1st, 2013 Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The… Read more »

We Were Hacked By The Chinese Too, Says Wall Street Journal

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Description: The Wall Street Journal has recently admitted to have been suffering hacking attempts for approximately 4 months. Source: Fast Company  Date: February 1st, 2013 The Wall Street Journal has also fallen foul of Chinese hackers–and not for the first time, publisher Dow Jones & Co. said last night. There have been several attempts on the newspaper’s computer system… Read more »

How Social Media Can Reunite Lost Children With Their Families

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Description: After using social media to locate and successful return his daughter home, Tony Luftis offers his words of wisdom to help other parents locate their missing children. Source: Mashable Date: January 26th, 2013 In November 2011, Tony Loftis’s 13-year-old daughter Allie ran away from their suburban hometown of Wayland, Mass. Allie was last seen… Read more »

Student Hacker Expelled After Pointing Out Massive Security Flaw

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Description: It appears that a security flaw across Quebec’s higher education system has ended in one student’s expulsion. After exposing a major system weakness Ahmed Al-Khabaz was voted out of his school’s computer science department. Source: FastCompany Date: January 22nd, 2013 Last fall, a 20-year-old computer science student named Ahmed Al-Khabaz at Dawson College in Montreal… Read more »

Why Tim Hortons, Air Canada, and the Weather Network Love BlackBerry 10

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Description: Months ago when Blackberry postponed their new OS launch until the beginning of 2013, many critics saw this as the end of Blackberry because postponing the launch gave Blackberry no competition against the new Apple and Samsung launches. Now the company has the spotlight all to itself, and in the aftermath of iPhone5, the… Read more »

Could Online Education Be the End of the Typical College Experience?

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Description: A new online education program is being piloted in California and some people believe it could be the end of College as we know it. Source: TechCrunch Date: January 15th, 2013 Today, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one of its campuses… Read more »

Want To Make A Dating App That Actually Works? Design It For The Ladies

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Description: With the exception of Grindr, no one has been able to master the dating app market. However, after a long tenure of running a successful online dating site, OkayCupid believes they’ve cracked the code. Source: FastCompany Date: January 17th, 2013   Online dating has matured from Internet fringe activity to full-blown phenomenon. Online dating apps?… Read more »

Tablets Will Turn M-commerce into a $50 Billion Industry Next Year, Report Suggests

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Description: eMarketer has recently published a report that predicts major growth in mobile commerce. The upward trend is set to continue strong through 2016. Source: TechVibes Date: January 11th, 2013   Any company that thinks m-commerce is just a fad or a niche market, think again. A new report from eMarketer forecasts a huge growth… Read more »