Apple lifts the veil on its plans to remake the educational landscape.

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Description: Apple wants Schools to center on Ipads Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 17, 2012 Questions for discussion: Who are the winners in using this technology to transform the text book industry? 2. Who are the losers in using this technology to transform the text book industry?

Cellphones Test Strength of Gym Rules

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Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: December 7, 2011 Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank… Read more »

7 Poor Excuses for Not Measuring Cloud Computing Costs

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Description: How much does cloud computing really cost?  Anyone know yet?  Last week, I mentioned some estimates which suggest that companies can save up to 30% in IT costs over a three-year period employing cloud resources versus on-premises equipment. Source: www.forbes.com/ Date: Nov. 8, 2011 A relatively small operation with two application servers and two… Read more »

Google jumps into Canadian e-book business

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Description: Google entered the crowded Canadian e-book market Tuesday, launching an online store that will compete for readers against established giants Amazon and Kobo. Source: Globe and Mail .com Date: Nov 1, 2011 Coady’s book was listed at $28.84 through Google, but was more than $10 cheaper on Kobo’s store. Vanderhaeghe’s book was $14.39 through… Read more »