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    1. 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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    2. Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

      Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

      Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the incredibly high demand for talent, the supply side has responded by launching coding bootcamps all over the country and, indeed, the world. Thousands of post-college adults are dropping their careers and spending months and many thousands…

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    3. U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

      U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

      While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our…

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    4. How New Technology Connects GED Graduates With New Opportunities

      How New Technology Connects GED Graduates With New Opportunities

      Most GED credential recipients say they take the test to further their education — not end it. In fact, 65 percent of GED credential holders indicated they wanted a job that requires further education or training after passing the test (as reported by GED Testing Service). Unfortunately, fewer than 12 percent went on to do just that.

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    5. BuzzFeed Hires Google’s Lenke Taylor As Its First Chief People Officer

      BuzzFeed Hires Google’s Lenke Taylor As Its First Chief People Officer

      BuzzFeed is hiring a new executive to lead recruiting and human resources — Lenke Taylor, who’s currently Google’s head of people operations for business functions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company has added several people with “chief” in their title this year, including Chief Revenue Officer Lee Brown and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Cooper.…

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    6. Uber Considers Steering Drivers To “Vocational Training” As Cars Go Autonomous

      Uber Considers Steering Drivers To “Vocational Training” As Cars Go Autonomous

      What happens to Uber’s drivers once cars drive themselves? Something other than just losing their jobs, according to a gentler approach from CEO Travis Kalanick. Uber could potentially train drivers to do other jobs in the post-driving world. Previously Kalanick had taken a more ruthlessly efficient stance, saying at CODE Conference last year that he loves self-driving cars, and that…

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    7. Varsity Tutors Raises $50 Million In Series B

      Varsity Tutors Raises $50 Million In Series B

      Editor's Note: What I like about this model is how they focused on graduates of very strong universities to become their tutors.  That sets up a strong differentiator. Perhaps this is a Learning! 100 opportunity, or a Learning! Hero play, but I'm not sure of the strength of the draw from the marketplace view.  Interesting idea.

      Varsity Tutors, the platform that connects elite tutors with students, has just closed a $50 million Series B funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Adam Levine, frontman for Maroon 5 and judge on The Voice, as well as education executive Stuart Udell. Varsity Tutors is based out of St. Louis and looks to pair students with the most brilliant tutors available — folks…

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    8. Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

      Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

      Udacity, the coding education service, has sprouted a magical horn. The company announced on Wednesday it had raised a $105 million Series D round. With a total valuation of $1 billion, the company has now joined the growing ranks of unicorns.  The round was led by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann with Scotland’s Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective…

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    9. Google’s New “About Me” Page Lets You Control What Personal Info Others Can See

      Google’s New “About Me” Page Lets You Control What Personal Info Others Can See

      Worried that Google has too much of your personal data, thanks to the way it has pried into your life over the years as you steadily adopted more of its services, ranging from search to email to productivity apps to YouTube and more? The company is now attempting to address those concerns with the launch of a new online tool called “Google About me” which allows you to change…

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    10. Suddenly Every Company Is Becoming A Venture Capitalist

      It has often been said that every company is a software company or even a big data company, but as I attended the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, another thought occurred to me: every company is now also an investment company. The star of the show last week was Intel Capital of course, the venture arm of Intel Corporation, but it’s far from alone. Over dinner strictly by…

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    11. A Conversation With Google’s Director Of Diversity And Inclusion

      A Conversation With Google’s Director Of Diversity And Inclusion

      Google, like most tech companies, has a long road ahead in regards to increasing diversity, and fostering inclusion and belonging. Here are the latest stats around Google’s workforce: 30% women, 70% men globally; 60% white, 31% Asian, 3% black and 2% Hispanic nationwide. This is where Yolanda Mangolini (pictured above, holding the green microphone) comes in. She’s Google’s…

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    12. Monclarity Raises $5M And Launches Its Brain-Training App Brainwell

      Monclarity Raises $5M And Launches Its Brain-Training App Brainwell

      Startup Monclarity announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding from Access Industries. And it recently unveiled Brainwell, a brain-training app available on iOS, Android, Kindle and the web. Now, there’s been a lot of skepticism around brain-training games like Lumosity, particularly after a recent study of the existing research found that these games may improve…

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    13. The Financial Times Partners With Google To Guide Readers Through Europe’s “Hidden Cities”

      The Financial Times Partners With Google To Guide Readers Through Europe’s “Hidden Cities”

      Here’s a fun example of how news publishers can take advantage of technology — the Financial Times just launched a collaboration with Google called Hidden Cities. Brussels is the first city to get the spotlight, with the FT highlighting the city’s “best-kept secrets,” with recommendations for bars, restaurants and other cultural attractions from its correspondents.

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    14. Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

      Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

      For centuries, the college degree has been the global gold standard for assessing an individual entering the workforce. But after cornering the credentials market for nearly a millennium, the degree’s days alone at the top are most definitely numbered. By 2020, the traditional degree will have made room on its pedestal for a new array of modern credentials that are currently gaining…

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    15. As Rovio Restructures, Angry Bird Alums Launch Lightneer To Build Learning Games

      As Rovio Restructures, Angry Bird Alums Launch Lightneer To Build Learning Games

      Last week, when Helsinki-based Angry Birds publisher Rovio confirmed it would cut 213 jobs, it also said it would shut down its education division, with some of its education employees forming a spinoff. Today, an educational gaming startup called Lightneer is launching in Helsinki. It is not the spinoff Rovio had referred to. But that doesn’t make it any less infused with Rovio…

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    16. Facebook Launches TechPrep To Grow The Pipeline By Empowering Black And Latino Parents

      Facebook Launches TechPrep To Grow The Pipeline By Empowering Black And Latino Parents

      Facebook is launching TechPrep, a new initiative in partnership with McKinsey & Company, to offer resources like tutorials, videos and games for parents to help their kids pursue careers in computer programming. Although TechPrep is generally a resource hub for learners, parents and guardians interested in careers in tech, Facebook is first focusing on communities where there are high…

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    17. ‘The Inbox Is Out And Messaging Is In’: LinkedIn Previews Project Voyager, Its New Mobile App

      ‘The Inbox Is Out And Messaging Is In’: LinkedIn Previews Project Voyager, Its New Mobile App

      LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with over 380 million members, is working hard to bring its brand and its platform into the 21st century to make it more relevant to how people do business today. As part of that, today the company’s CEO Jeff Weiner — who happens to also be the company’s head of product — gave a little preview a new version of its…

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    18. Facebook’s Working On A Tool To Help The Blind “See” Images

      Facebook’s Working On A Tool To Help The Blind “See” Images

      Facebook connects 1.5 billion people all over the world, but for the blind and visually impaired, it can be difficult to gain access to what has become a vast platform for connectivity. That’s where Facebook’s accessibility team, led by Jeff Wieland, comes in. The sole purpose of the accessibility team is to help people with disabilities have a seamless experience on Facebook,…

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