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    1. Hacking The Hype: Why Hackathons Don’t Work

      Hacking The Hype: Why Hackathons Don’t Work

      We get it. Hackathons are fun. There’s all-you-can-eat pizza, and Red Bull flows freely. For participants, they’re quasi-social opportunities to work on something real with smart, passionate people. For companies and universities, they represent quick, relatively inexpensive ways to encourage collaboration, produce new ideas and generate publicity. But there’s a downside.

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    2. Failing To Find Users, Dropbox Will Shut Down Mailbox In February 2016 And Carousel In March

      Dropbox, the file hosting and cloud storage company with 400 million users, has been struggling to hold up its $10 billion valuation in the face of scrutiny from investors and observers, and now it looks like the other shoe is dropping as the company streamlines its business to get back into fighting form. Today the company is announcing that it will be shutting down Mailbox and Carousel,…

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    3. Need Music For A Video? Jukedeck’s AI Composer Makes Cheap, Custom Soundtracks

      Everyone can shoot video but few can record or afford a legal soundtrack. Until now. With Jukedeck’s new artificial intelligence music composition technology, creators can get a cheap, royalty free soundtrack custom-made for their video. Jukedeck users don’t even need musical talent. They just select the mood, style, tempo and length, and Jukedeck returns a unique song to match…

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    4. Mark Zuckerberg Is Now A Dad, Pledges To Give Away 99% Of His Shares

      Mark Zuckerberg Is Now A Dad, Pledges To Give Away 99% Of His Shares

      Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said he and his wife would give away 99% of their shares to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.” His shares are currently worth around $45 billion. His pledge was, still, essentially a footnote in a long letter addressed to his new daughter, Max, that he announced had been born…

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    5. This CEO Actually Encourages Her Employees To Go Out And Start Their Own Companies

      This CEO Actually Encourages Her Employees To Go Out And Start Their Own Companies

      The CEO of Polyvore trains her employees to run a business, then inspires them to start up on their own. Here's why.

      Jess Lee, the CEO of the socially powered fashion and shopping platform Polyvore, provides her staff with immersive training so that they can go off and found their own companies—and some of them do just that.

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    6. Google To Donate Up To $1 Million Toward Education In Android Pay Charity Campaign

      Google To Donate Up To $1 Million Toward Education In Android Pay Charity Campaign

      In an effort to kickstart its mobile payments solution, Android Pay, Google this morning announced a holiday campaign that will see the tech giant donating up to a million toward special education projects in partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. This is the first time Google has ever worked with an NGO on a mobile payments campaign, the company notes. However, it’s not the first…

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    7. AwesomeStories Launches “Localize Learning” for Students and Teachers to Research, Write and Publish Their Regional ...

      AwesomeStories Launches “Localize Learning” for Students and Teachers to Research, Write and Publish Their Regional ...

      Edtech AwesomeStories MakerSpace for the Humanities empowers teachers and students to research, read, write, cite, and publish multimedia stories to accelerate and deepen learning, collaboration and 21st century research skills. (PRWeb November 24, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13097307.htm

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    8. The Real Reason On-Demand Startups Are Reclassifying Workers

      The Real Reason On-Demand Startups Are Reclassifying Workers

      Over the past several months, a handful of on-demand startups reclassified their independent contractors as employees. Others have publicly acknowledged they’re considering the same move, and have been hailed as the “next generation” of the sharing economy: one that takes care of its workers. Meanwhile, established companies like Uber, Upwork (Elance-Odesk), LiveOps and even…

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