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Macmillan Buys Late Nite Labs To Help Bring Virtual Science Labs To Higher Ed

Another day, another acquisition in the education technology market. As the old, familiar names in publishing and education move to get in line with the digital revolution, they’re finding plenty of opportunities amidst today’s growing roster of young EdTech startups. Last summer, Macmillan, one of the oldest publishing companies out ...

Mozilla Launches Open Badges 1.0, A New Standard to Recognize and Verify Online Learning and Education

As web-based learning platforms proliferate, and education increasingly happens in formal and informal settings and in both real and virtual classrooms, there is a growing need for a new form of credentialing that reflects these changes. Traditional, paper-based diplomas and certificates are no longer enough, but designing a meaningful, universal ...

With $2 Million From Andreessen And Others, YC’s Amiato Launches To Bring Big Data A/B Testing With SQL To All

Sometimes it takes a bit more time to get something right — especially when it’s technically challenging. That’s why Amiato, a Palo Alto, California-based startup, labeled itself as one of the “off the record” Demo Day companies when it graduated last spring from the Winter 2012 class of Y Combinator. ...

Toronto HR Startup ClearFit Raises $7M Series A To Grow Hiring Software For Small Business Offering

Toronto’s ClearFit, a company that uses automated software and algorithms to bubble up the top applicants for employers looking for quality hires, today announced the close of a $7 million Series A round. The financing, led by Boston’s GrandBanks Capital and including Relay Ventures, will help ClearFit grow to keep ...

UpWest Labs’ Fourth Batch Of Israeli Startups Look To Go Big In The U.S. By Taking The B2B Approach

In January of last year, Gil Ben-Artzy and Shuly Galili launched a startup accelerator with the intent to expose Silicon Valley to the next generation of hot Israeli tech companies — and vice versa. While Israel has long been a hotbed for innovation and is home to the R&D labs ...

Rovio Opens Angry Birds Space Encounter Exhibit After Announcing Global Theme Park Plans

Rovio is yet again breaking into new businesses with the introduction of the first Angry Birds interactive attraction, as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is opening an Angry Birds Space Encounter Exhibit. The whole thing measures up to 4,500 square feet of pure Angry Birds wonder. Six stations are set ...

Facebook Brings Down The Hammer Again: Cuts Off MessageMe’s Access To Its Social Graph

MessageMe, an app that launched last week and raced up the charts to the #2 spot in social networking in the U.S., is confronting Facebook’s touchiness around access to its social graph. The app’s integration with Facebook stopped functioning earlier today (see left), the result of the company’s decision to cut ...

A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings, a virulent debate about women in technology, another virulent debate ...