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Interview with David Blake: The Future of the Degree

Massive open online courses—or MOOCs—have garnered a lot of attention as educational institutions and private citizens alike join the movement to educate the masses. The benefit of MOOCs for people …

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I Didn’t Use to Believe in Hairspray, Coffee, or Twitter.

There are a few products in life that make you feel like you just watched an infomercial about a weight loss pill that doesn’t require any change in behavior. That …

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Be Bold

Just as the advent of the telegraph and telephone transformed the primary way by which people communicate from afar, so too has the rise of text messaging and instant messaging …

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Google Glass Doesn’t Solve Alone Together Problem

Joshua Topolsky for The Verge: “Isabelle tells me about the moment the concept clicked for her. ‘One day, I went to work — I live in SF and I have …

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#techbyte Platform Continuity

Open the Twitter app on your phone, and you can save a draft for later. Try the same thing on the full website–where Twitter started, mind you–and you’re left searching …

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#techbyte One Size No Longer Fits All

Nick Bilton of New York Times Bits Blog: Dr. Lipson, the co-author of “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing,” said that the technology “is not going to simply replace …

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Limits to Facebook and the Next Wave of Social Media

Facebook may have 800 million users on its social network, but is it really making us more connected? Beth Altringer, Visiting Professor on Engineering Sciences at Harvard University specializing in …

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Why iBooks 2 Will Not Rule Higher Education

iBooks may be the future of the textbook in K-12 classrooms, but Apple’s new textbook business doesn’t have the cat in the bag just yet. Physical textbooks are on their …

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Super-Triggers and a New Age of Interconnectivity

Consumer tech is largely based on triggers. When you click on this link it leads somewhere. Why? Because of a trigger, a binary, yes-no event that—like a nudge to a …

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Check In at Harvard

Co-authored by Jason Black and Dario Sava Unlike any other recruiting event on Harvard campus, the students definitely out-dressed the main recruiter. Mark Zuckerberg, sporting his usual grey, crew-neck shirt …