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Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil?
iOS 8.1.3 Arrives
Why Is The University Still Here?
Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers
Twitter Announces New Tools, Partnerships For Finding And Publishing Embedded Tweets
Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech
Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI
Facebook Platform Now Open Source: fbOpen Released
Rocketboom Founder Puts His Twitter Account On Sale
Desktop Tower Defense Played 15 Million Times
AllPeers Is The FireFox Killer App
Newsgator Posts Roadmap For the Future of RSS
$100 Million Payday For Feedburner - This Deal Is Confirmed
Technorati Announces Support for Open ID
Swivel Aims To Become The Internet Archive For Data
OLPC 2.0: A Striking eBook and a Step In the Right Direction
Are Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere?
Twitter Can Be Liberated - Here's How
9 Ways to Build Your Own Social Network
Next09: Video Interview With Chris Messina On The Current State Of OpenID
Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday
Facebook To Open Source Facebook Platform
Is Facebook Really Censoring Search When It Suits Them?
Facebook Invited To Join The DataPortability Work Group
Secret Strategies or Common Sense?
Google Testing OpenID With Blogger, May Offer OpenIDs To Users
Facebook Responds To MySpace With Facebook Connect
It Took A Year, But Fitness Gadget Fitbit Will Finally Launch
Scribd CTO: We Are Scrapping Flash And Betting The Company On HTML5
Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet. It's Higher Education.
Racism And Meritocracy
How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo
So, That’s It For Thunderbird
RSS is undead
Zuckerberg Education Ventures backs learning assistant camera app Volley
Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech
Workplace by Facebook opens to sell enterprise social networking to the masses
The broken edtech ecosystem investors once avoided is changing
MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear
These are the arguments against net neutrality — and why they’re wrong
Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain
‘Instagram for classwork’ Seesaw in 1/2 of US schools
Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life
Zoom’s earliest investors are betting millions on a better Zoom for schools
Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets
Zoom introduces new SDK to help developers tap into video services
Google’s new voice recognition system works instantly and offline (if you have a Pixel)
Don’t outsource your parenting to a spy lamp
2U set to acquire non-profit edX for deal north of $600M
To save independent journalism, media must embrace web3 innovation
iHeartRadio modernizes the radio call-in with launch of ‘Talk Back,’ a tool for sending voice messages to show hosts
Perlego raises $50M to build out its vision of being the ‘Spotify for textbooks’
KQED launches free media literacy training course
Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia
Now anyone can build apps that use DALL-E 2 to generate images
After inking its OpenAI deal, Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit to create images based on text prompts
‘Nothing, Forever,’ an AI ‘Seinfeld’ spoof, is the next ‘Twitch Plays Pokémon’
Twitter to end free access to its API in Elon Musk's latest monetization push
Damus, another decentralized social networking app, arrives to take on Twitter
Meta is working on a decentralized social app owner Automattic acquires an ActivityPub plugin so blogs can join the Fediverse
Post, a publisher-focused Twitter alternative, launches to public challenges Substack with launch of paid newsletters
Twitter is a mess, so former employees are creating Spill as an alternative
Gamified e-learning platform Kahoot gets acquired in a $1.7B deal led by Goldman Sachs, Lego and more
Maybe showing off an AI-generated fake TV episode during a writers' strike is a bad idea
Here's why Elon Musk's rebranding of Twitter to 'X' is good, actually
OpenAI proposes a new way to use GPT-4 for content moderation | TechCrunch
WordPress blogs can now be followed in the fediverse, including Mastodon
Getty Images launches an AI-powered image generator

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