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    1. Facebook’s using F8 proceeds to fund Dev Bootcamp scholarships for underrepresented people in Tech | Follow @2Elearning

      Facebook’s using F8 proceeds to fund Dev Bootcamp scholarships for underrepresented people in Tech | Follow @2Elearning

      Ahead of Facebook’s annual developers conference, F8, the company has announced a partnership with Dev Bootcamp to fund scholarships for 20 people of color and/or women to attend the 19-week program for free this year. Facebook’s using a portion of the proceeds from F8 ticket sales, which go for $595, to donate a total of $250,000 to Dev Bootcamp. Dev Bootcamp’s 19-week…

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    2. Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program

      Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program

      Amazon announced this morning a plan to spread adoption of its payments service, Amazon Payments, to more third-party websites. With the launch of its Amazon Payments Global Partner Program, the retailer will help e-commerce platform providers and other developers integrate with Amazon Payments so their own merchants can offer the option to “Pay with Amazon” at checkout.…

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    3. Sales Lead: Degreed acquires European education startup Gibbon

      Sales Lead: Degreed acquires European education startup Gibbon

      Degreed, a startup promising to “jailbreak the college degree,” announced today that it has acquired Gibbon. Degreed offers tools for tracking lifelong learning and earning additional credentials. Gibbon, meanwhile, is supposed to help you learn by curating and sharing playlists of learning-related content. “Hands down, Gibbon has built the most elegant tool for curating…

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    4. IoT: Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

      IoT: Enflux, a smart body-tracking workout outfit, launches on Kickstarter

      There’s a new body-tracking workout outfit that looks to compete with the likes of Athos and other workout-tracking sensors that’s launching on Kickstarter today. Enflux, a Y Combinator-backed company, is starting a Kickstarter today for its sensor-laden workout outfit (that can even go in a washing machine). And it’s basically all thanks to a series of running injuries CEO…

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    5. Cool Organizational Ideas: How To Use A Book Club To Turn Your Startup Into A Learning Machine | Follow @2Elearning #edtech

      Cool Organizational Ideas: How To Use A Book Club To Turn Your Startup Into A Learning Machine |  Follow @2Elearning #edtech

      For me and my co-founders, building our first tech company from the ground up has been both an exhilarating and humbling process. Coming from a corporate background, we had limited experience in scaling a business — and there was a lot of learning to do. As the team grew, the challenges multiplied; many of us were adjusting to the shifting needs of a startup. There was an anxiety to…

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    6. Google For Entrepreneurs Backs Diversity Organization Tech Inclusion

      Google For Entrepreneurs Backs Diversity Organization Tech Inclusion

      Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered with Tech Inclusion, an organization and conference organized by Change Catalyst, which is geared toward helping people of color and women in tech gain equity. Through the partnership, Tech Inclusion will be able to scale and add more entrepreneurship programming to its events, Tech Inclusion co-founder Wayne Sutton told me via email. GFE will also offer…

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    7. Survey Tool Watch: Google Forms Gets Templates, Add-On Support And More

      Survey Tool Watch: Google Forms Gets Templates, Add-On Support And More

      Google Forms, the company’s tool for creating and analyzing surveys, is getting a major update today. Google is adding a slew of new features to the service that range from support for templates to new options for analyzing surveys. Google’s last update to Forms brought a design update and added the ability to add logos, videos and GIFs to surveys. With today’s release, you…

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    8. The Sharing Age | Follow @2Elearning

      The Sharing Age | Follow @2Elearning

      Imagine the possibilities of a world in which we are able to make trusted connections between a near-infinite number of people. A world in which transaction costs, time and distance are reduced to almost nil. A world that is instantly available from a smartphone, anywhere, anytime. This global revolution, enabled by databases, search engines and connectivity, has begun. It’s allowing…

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    9. Cool Idea (internal only): Now You Can Swipe For An On-Demand Notary, Too

      Cool Idea (internal only): Now You Can Swipe For An On-Demand Notary, Too

      Internal only...

      On-demand services have taken off, much to the delight of pretty much everyone who uses them. Now we can add notary services to the list of conveniences we can call up with a tap on our iPhones thanks to Notarize, a months-old startup with offices in Alexandria, Va., and in Boston. It offers a 24-hour service that enables people in all 50 states to have their documents notarized remotely.

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    10. Google Expands Its Self-Driving Car Pilot To Kirkland, Wash.

      Google today announced that it is expanding its self-driving car testing program to Kirkland, Washington. So far, Google’s cars have driven 1.4 million miles around the company’s hometown of Mountain View, California and — more recently — in Austin, Texas. “We have strong roots in Kirkland having established an office here a decade ago,” said Jennifer…

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    11. Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

      Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers

      Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon it will begin to activate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers starting today, in what’s a major push for the enterprise social networking service. The rollout will come in waves, beginning with those customers who have a business subscription, and…

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    12. People Watch: Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

      People Watch: Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

      Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant. That gives him three major executive roles and a seat on Salesforce’s board for those keeping score at home. When Salesforce landed Block a couple of years ago, it was a major coup for them. Block had spent more than 25 years at rival Oracle…

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    13. Shelf Helps You Find The Best Products People Actually Use

      Shelf Helps You Find The Best Products People Actually Use

      A newly launched startup called Shelf wants to make it easier for people to discover great products, without having to first read through tons of online research or consumer reviews. Instead, the company has built a social platform that lets users automatically keep track of their own inventory of purchases, and selectively share this information with friends. The idea is to bring…

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    14. POV on France's Hostility to American Companies: Uber Gets Fined $1.3M For Ambiguous Driver Training Videos

      POV on France's Hostility to American Companies:  Uber Gets Fined $1.3M For Ambiguous Driver Training Videos

      Urban transportation company Uber is having a rough week in France. Following yesterday’s protests, the high court of Paris just fined Uber $1.3 million (€1.2 million). The two events are unrelated, but it shows that France is still a hostile market for the American company, even though Paris is one of the most lucrative city for Uber.

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    15. At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents

      At The World Economic Forum, A Study Of Disruption And Its Discontents

      Merriam Webster definition of disruption: To cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way: to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, which is an attempt to frame the disruption happening everywhere today as part of a larger paradigm shift. This…

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    16. Glassbreakers Raises ~$2 Million For Its Diversity And Inclusion Software

      Glassbreakers Raises ~$2 Million For Its Diversity And Inclusion Software

      Glassbreakers, the mentorship platform for women and enterprise software solution for scaling inclusion efforts, has raised $1.98 million from Social Leverage, bringing its total funding to ~$3 million. The new funding will enable Glassbreakers to further invest in the development of its platform. The Glassbreakers enterprise software is geared toward companies with at least 10,000 employees.

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