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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Be kind to artificial intelligence | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Be kind to artificial intelligence | TechCrunch | Follow @2Elearning

      Big innovations come in unexpected bursts. We grow accustomed to life and work as we know it, until something apparently simple brings about bold change. For example, we used phones for 100 years, but making them mobile transformed the world. When individual creativity is enhanced by technical ingenuity, new behaviors and capabilities emerge.

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    8. Microsoft is bringing automatic video summarization, Hyperlapse, OCR and more to its Azure Machine Learning service

      Microsoft is bringing automatic video summarization, Hyperlapse, OCR and more to its Azure Machine Learning service

      Azure Media Services, Microsoft’s collection of cloud-based tools for video workflows, is about to get a lot smarter. As the company announced at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas today, Media Services will now make use of some of the tools Microsoft developed for its machine learning services for video, as well. This means Media Services can now automatically select the most…

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    9. Investment Watch: OpenGov acquires Ontodia to add open-sourced data to its civic intelligence platform

      After raising $25 million in a Series C round of funding in October, civic technology specialist OpenGov — the startup co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale that works with government organizations to collate, analyse and publicly present their data — today announced its first acquisition to expand the services it offers to current and future customers. The startup has…

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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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