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ReskillUSA:  A New Pipeline for STEM Workers?

ReskillUSA: A New Pipeline for STEM Workers?

Over at TechCrunch, Anthony Ha has a post on Codeacademy’s effort to build a new platform for people to improve their technology-related skills: A lot of people probably see Codecademy as a place to build up programming skills before hitting the job market, but now the company is teaming up with similar organizations like Thinkful, […]

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How the “On-Demand” Economy is Changing the Labor Market

How the “On-Demand” Economy is Changing the Labor Market

Mike Dudas of TechCrunch recently ran a great piece on how the world of work is changing in the “on-demand” economy: Having been teetering on the edge of financial collapse just five years ago, businesses have been slow to re-assume their old employment practices in lieu of greater operational flexibility. As a result, Pro Publica […]

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Germany Wants to Regulate Google Like a Utility

Germany Wants to Regulate Google Like a Utility

This according to TechCrunch: The Sunday Times writes that the country’s Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) has prepared a 30-page proposal with suggestions of how to cope with the growing power of Google, along with other tech giants. Treating Google as a utility, one of the proposed suggestions, would mean the state having a stronger hand in how services […]

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Code High:  Taking STEM Education the Next Step?

Code High: Taking STEM Education the Next Step?

Did you know that 95% of US High Schools don’t offer any computer science courses?  TechCrunch has a post on an effort to bring computer science & programming into every  high school: Founded by Stanford students Zach Galant and Jeremy Keeshin and incubated at StartX and Imagine K12, CodeHS is an online program built for […]

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NYC Tech Connect:  New Pathways for Commercialization?

NYC Tech Connect: New Pathways for Commercialization?

Tech Crunch highlights an effort to create a new path for commercialization of academic research: As funding dwindles across the life sciences industry, researchers at major universities are increasingly adopting the entrepreneurial models forged by the tech world. With help from groups like NYC TechConnect, scientists are taking their inventions and discoveries out of the […]

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Galvanize: Building an Innovation Ecosystem in Denver

Galvanize: Building an Innovation Ecosystem in Denver

TechCrunch has a profile of Galvanize, a new kind of business incubator/accelerator aimed at fostering new firms in the Denver area: Galvanize offers cool workspace within a restored, national historic site (in the Rocky Mountain Bank Note Building) that is equipped with Knoll workstations, redundant high-speed fiber Internet, conference rooms, phone booths, etc., as well […]

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