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    1. Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

      Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

      The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new app, first introduced into testing last fall, enters a competitive space which includes pro software like Atlassian’s JIRA Core, as well as other easy-to-use tools from startups like Trello…

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    2. This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free | Follow @2Elearning

      This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free | Follow @2Elearning

      “We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!” In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular extracurricular activity. The only problem is that there are far fewer…

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    3. In a VR world | Follow @2Elearning

      In a VR world | Follow @2Elearning

      In 1895, audiences sat down to watch “L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de La Ciotat,” an early film that showed a train pulling into a station. Legend has it that when viewers saw the train barreling toward them they panicked, because they hadn’t experienced the new medium. Whether the story is true or not, virtual reality filmmakers are recalling it with interest.

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    4. Investment Watch: Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion | Follow @2Elearning

      Investment Watch: Edtech startup Udemy raises $60 million from Naspers for international expansion | Follow @2Elearning

      The venture arm of Naspers Ltd. has invested $60 million in Udemy, an online marketplace for education. For the unfamiliar, Naspers is a Johannesburg-listed tech and media firm that operates robust online classifieds businesses in emerging markets, with a strong presence in India. Udemy CEO Dennis Yang said that after closing a $65 million Series D round of funding in the spring of 2015,…

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    5. IoT Watch: IBM and Cisco ink IoT deal integrating Watson AI into Cisco edge routers

      IoT Watch: IBM and Cisco ink IoT deal integrating Watson AI into Cisco edge routers

      IBM has been giving a push both to its Watson artificial intelligence and Internet of Things businesses as part of its bigger strategy to grow new streams of revenue to offset declines in older ones. Today came the latest development on that front: IBM has inked a deal with Cisco to bring Watson IoT technology into Cisco’s architecture, specifically aimed at providing…

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    6. VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in tech industry | Follow @2Elearning

      VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in tech industry | Follow @2Elearning

      VetTechTrek is a nonprofit founded last year with the goal of helping military veterans network with the technology industry. Over the last 12 months they have worked toward this goal by hosting multiple “treks” that brought more than 180 veterans and spouses to meet with veterans who work at more than 60 technology startups in New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.…

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    7. How can we control intelligent systems no one fully understands? | Follow @2Elearning

      How can we control intelligent systems no one fully understands? | Follow @2Elearning

      The widespread conversations about AI took a new turn in March 2016 when Microsoft launched, then quickly unplugged, Tay, its artificial intelligence chat robot. Within 24 hours, interactions on Twitter had turned the bot, modeled after a teenage girl, into a “Hitler-loving sex robot.” How should we design intelligent learning machines that minimize undesirable behavior?

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    8. Senate committee asks Facebook to answer questions about its Trending Topics

      Senate committee asks Facebook to answer questions about its Trending Topics

      The Senate Commerce Committee sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to answer questions about Facebook’s Trending Topics feature. Trending Topics displays trending news headlines and story summaries in a sidebar next to the main news feed, and a former contractor who worked on Trending Topics has alleged that conservative news topics and outlets were often blocked from appearing.

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    9. AI Watch: Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator | Follow @2Elearning

      AI Watch: Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator | Follow @2Elearning

      Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party services. This product is called Viv and, in a world first, Kittlaus just gave us a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that shows off the power of what they’ve built with Viv.

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    10. At Carnegie Mellon, using tech to make teachers more engaging

      At Carnegie Mellon, using tech to make teachers more engaging

      Amy Ogan, an educational technologist at Carnegie Mellon University,  calls herself a “CMU lifer” and for good reason. She nabbed both her undergraduate degree and Ph.D from the school. For the last couple of years, she has also worked at the university as an assistant professor, where she’s primarily focused on making classrooms, both online and offline, far more…

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    11. SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      SAP announced a broad partnership with Apple today to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The announcement comes almost two years after Apple made a similar deal with IBM. As with IBM, SAP hopes to take Apple’s design sense and marry it to the enterprise capabilities of a company like SAP. It’s no secret that Apple wants a bigger piece of the enterprise market and…

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    12. Re: Cornerstone: New York’s ff Venture Capital has raised a new, $54 million fund

      The eight-year-old, New York-based venture firm ff Venture Capital, has raised roughly $53.8 million for its fourth seed-stage venture fund, according to an SEC filing that shows fundraising began in the fall of 2014. The firm had closed its third seed-stage fund fund in January 2014 with $52 million. Since then, ff Venture Capital has hired two new partners, including Adam Plotkin, who…

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    13. I’ve got a few questions for virtual reality filmmakers | Follow @2Elearning

      I’ve got a few questions for virtual reality filmmakers | Follow @2Elearning

      So, I’m sitting aboard a flight to Boston at the moment. I just finished a bout of midterms at Northwestern University that allegedly went well enough for me to make it through undergrad. I have an $8 beer in my hand that Spirit Airlines is using to subsidize their garbage service, but more importantly, I’m grappling with a lot of questions surrounding reality and stuff. Where…

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    14. Sales Lead: Teachable raises $2 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace

      Sales Lead: Teachable raises $2 million to help instructors teach outside the confines of course marketplace

      New York-based Teachable has raised $2 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own, branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with learners online. The company’s technology lets instructors teach courses online in any subject without having to commit their proprietary materials and personal brands to a single platform. While…

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    15. Investment Watch: Google acquires Synergyse, an interactive training service for Google Apps | Follow @2Elearning

      Investment Watch: Google acquires Synergyse, an interactive training service for Google Apps | Follow @2Elearning

      Google has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based interactive training service for Google Apps for Work that was launched by a group of former Google employees in 2013. As part of this acquisition, Google will make Synergyse Training for Google Apps available for free to all Google Apps customers. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction. According to CrunchBase…

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    16. Why image recognition is about to transform business | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Why image recognition is about to transform business | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      From programs that help the visually impaired and safety features in cars that detect large animals to auto-organizing untagged photo collections and extracting business insights from socially shared pictures, the benefits of image recognition, or computer vision, are only just beginning to make their way into the world — but they’re doing so with increasing frequency and depth.

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    17. Facebook’s News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Facebook’s News Feed is changing again to prioritize sites you actually read | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Facebook says it learned that the actions people take on Facebook—liking, clicking, commenting or sharing a post—don’t always tells the whole story of what is most meaningful to them, so just when you were starting to get used to the way Facebook shows your news feed, it’s time for another shake-up.

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    18. Investment Watch: Ebay Enterprise merges with Innotrac to become Radial | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Investment Watch: Ebay Enterprise merges with Innotrac to become Radial | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Ebay sold off its enterprise unit to a consortium of companies led by private equity firm Permira last year. That consortium included Sterling Partners, Longview Asset Management and Innotrac. Today, eBay Enterprise and Innotrac, a global e-commerce fulfillment firm, are essentially merging to become Radial, which calls itself “the largest omnichannel commerce technology and…

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