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    1. SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      The SEC is showing its muscle in Silicon Valley with a crackdown on bad behavior, starting with unicorn startup Zenefits and its former CEO Parker Conrad. First noted on BuzzFeed, the human resources startup has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in fines to settle accusations made by the SEC that the company made, “materially false and misleading statements and omissions” to…

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    2. 17 Ways To Cultivate a Learning Culture in Your Organisation

      17 Ways To Cultivate a Learning Culture in Your Organisation

      “The learning culture of an organisation can be easily overthrown by even the most formidable learning and development departments”. @CordinerSarah

      Strategy cannot always ensure success.

      The learning culture of an organisation can be easily overthrown by even the most formidable learning and development departments. Creating sustainable organisational change means having a strong and effective culture around learning and development.

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    3. Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      If you want to pick up a new language, there’s no shortage of options. But one aspect of the process that has been neglected is pronunciation, which is especially important for professionals. Online, learning pronunciation is generally “hear a recording, then repeat it.” A new platform, Blue Canoe uses an established curriculum and machine learning to make things easier and…

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    4. Think F.A.S.T. is a VR app designed to help diagnose stroke symptoms

      It’s not often that the phrase “but cadavers are expensive” comes up in a product briefing. But in all of the possible contexts that one might utter that particular string of words, a demo of a surgical VR training tool is probably the least unsettling. Ahead of debuting Think F.A.S.T. at a medical conference this week, Qualcomm stopped by our offices to show off the…

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    5. Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      Brown University offers free tuition to students displaced by Hurricane Maria

      The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria and—like much of the island—is trying to repair damaged buildings, remove fallen trees, and clean up from the flood waters. “Pretty much they are devastated,” Walter Alomar, president of the University of Puerto Rico’s board of governors, told the Chronicle of Higher …

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    6. Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

      Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

      If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more. On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated chaff from Twitter’s proverbial fields of wheat. Probabot identifies…

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    7. The Game Agency & eLearning Brothers Launch the First eLearning Game Authoring Tool

      The Game Agency & eLearning Brothers Launch the First eLearning Game Authoring Tool

      eLearning Brothers and The Game Agency announce today the release of The Training Arcade™ , the world’s first eLearning Game Authoring Tool. This game-based training solution allows eLearning Developers to quickly and easily create fully-functional and highly-addictive training games with their company’s content in minutes and embed these mobile style games into their online training courses.

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    8. IMS Global Learning Consortium Introduces LTI Advantage

      IMS Global Learning Consortium Introduces LTI Advantage

      IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS), the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation, announced today the launch of LTI® Advantage, the next step in accelerating the movement toward a fully integrated and innovative digital ecosystem based on open standards. LTI Advantage is the next phase of market adoption for the highly successful Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) standard from IMS.

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    9. Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

      Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

      Twitter reported its earnings this morning for Q3, and watchers of the company, used to seeing declines across the board, got an unexpected piece of news: the social media platform reported revenues of $590 million on adjusted earnings per share of $0.10. Total monthly active users for Q3 were 330 million, up 4 million from the prior quarter and an increase of 4% year-over-year. US MAUs grew…

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    10. What happens when two product design gurus talk about mobile?

      It’s not possible in the modern world to avoid in the mobile platform, and we’ve famously seen the rise of mobile-only startups like Instagram, which for many years didn’t even have a website. It’s highly appropriate therefore that we cover what its like to launch and scale mobile products at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia (Nov. 16 in Sydney). To…

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    11. Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      Three Myths About Successful Founders That Just Won’t Die

      These stereotypes hold back entrepreneurs who deserve a better shot at success.

      Let’s talk about dolphins for a second. Centuries of sea lore, going back to Greek mythology, tell us that they don’t just like humans but that they’re looking out for us, too–rising out of nowhere into the aftermaths of shipwrecks or plane crashes, pushing people to safety and warning sailors of foul weather. Unfortunately, that’s mostly a fable.

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    12. Amazon introduces subscriptions for Alexa skills, makes them free for Prime members

      Amazon introduces subscriptions for Alexa skills, makes them free for Prime members

      After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The company announced it has introduced the ability for customers to access premium subscription content within the Jeopardy! skill – the first skill maker to receive access…

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    13. In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

      In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

      All companies are startups until they aren’t. Many struggle to find their way back, too. It’s not the days of constrained resources or terrible pay or the heart-stopping uncertainty that they’re missing, of course. Instead, the problem is that it’s a lot harder to implement change at an “established” organization, particularly one that’s making money.…

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    14. Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

      Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

      Nayeem Islam has spent the last eight years with chipmaker Qualcomm, where he founded its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility, recruited its entire team and oversaw research on all aspects of security, including applying analysis techniques like machine learning on mobile devices and in the network to detect threats early. One of the group’s projects, in fact, was focused…

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    15. I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

      I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

      A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology.

      In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Should I continue to practice law, just in a different setting or field? Or should I start my own business, and if so, doing what?

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