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Apple Retail Stores to Integrate iBeacon Systems to Assist with Sales and Services

Earlier this year at the keynote during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple mentioned iBeacon microlocation APIs as a new part of its SDK, which are designed to access location data through the Bluetooth Low Energy profile on iOS devices. Now, the company is preparing to integrate …

Don’t get fired: Simplilearn helps you keep your professional skills up-to-date (exclusive)

Blink. You missed it. Your skill set may now be obsolete.<p>Simplilearn wants to help employees keep up with the fast-moving, competitive professional world. The online training and certification provider released a mobile application today and announced a partnership with Udemy.<p>Simplilearn claims to …

20 Songs That Were Popular 20 Years Ago

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> The ’90s was a lush year in music, both internationally and locally. MTV was still cool, and OPM was booming. The ’90s saw the rise of boy …

MBank And The Future Of Responsive Banking

I’m not a huge fan of banks, but when senior director Michal Panowicz approached me about mBank, my interest was piqued. How could a banking spin-off of BRE Bank and founded in 2000 create one of the coolest, most high-tech banking experiences I’ve seen? The more important question, however, was …

Amazon UK will track Prime packages to within 15 minutes of delivery

Have you ever wished you could track a delivery and know when it is less than 15 minutes from your door? UK delivery company Interlink Express/DPD will begin offering that exact service from August 5th, and some of the UK's biggest online retailers are ready to take advantage of it. From next …

We’re All Too Busy…Missing Amazing Opportunities

It’s a fact of life in the 21st century that we’re all very busy. If you do a gut check on yourself, you’d likely admit that you are busier this year …

Innovation

Next Big Food Entrepreneur '13

Step 1: Food Taste Test<p>Along with 2x2 pictures of your team members, submit a printout presentation of your profile and food business concept<br>• Prepare …

Software for raising capital, launching and scaling startups

Staying organized during fundraising is a real problem. The Foundersuite CRM nails it— I love their solution. All startups need this.<p>I've raised over …

Foundersuite debuts tool collection to help you start your company

Recently soft-launched Foundersuite offers entrepreneurs a set of tools and templates to lessen the burden of starting a company.<p>The site is debuting with four modules and four template bundles. “It’s designed to help founders know what to do next, providing guidelines and structure to the messy …

Instructure Looks To Take On The Blackboards And Moodles In A Multi-Billion Dollar eLearning Market

The Learning Management System market is a wild and wooly place — relatively speaking, of course. “LMSes,” as they are known, are software applications and platforms that allow educational institutions and businesses to deliver courses, training, content and, really, manage every aspect of the …

10 Day Vipassana Meditation Course in Manila Philippines: The Road to True Happiness

<b>10 Day Vipassana Meditation Course in Manila Philippines: The Road to True Happiness</b><p><i>“Whew! I got this! Almost there! I’ve made it this far now! Just</i> …

Meditation

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

With state school partners, Coursera explores different uses for massive online courses

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: mtkang<p>In the year or so since its launch, online learning startup Coursera has touted partnerships with some of the …

The web isn’t one-size-fits-all anymore, so the as-a-service world just keeps on growing

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user avlxyz<p>Hiring a bunch of people with varied talents to develop a web service in a silo seems to be less and …

Five sites for exploring Edo-era Tokyo

Technology and fashion might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Tokyo, but even the city's most cutting-edge characteristics are framed by a past when 'Edo' (the pre-1868 name for Tokyo) was the world's biggest city and military Shogun ruled the country. While the US has its …

PopExpert Online Video Education Marketplace Raises $2M In Seed Funding From Learn Capital And Others

As edtech startups continue to challenge the current state of higher education, and various niche startups focus on educating people through digital means, yet another company is getting a boost when it comes to helping people learn.<p>PopExpert, a learning marketplace that lets students connect with …

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This is because it was advertisement feature content that was published as part of a commercial deal and funded by an advertiser.<p>It is Guardian News …

YouLike Is A Dating Site That Thinks The Key To Finding Love Is Hate

Ok, admittedly, the headline is a slight misrepresentation. However, in the best online dating tradition, not only did it hopefully catch your attention but it has more than a grain of truth, too.<p>YouLike, a startup backed by the founders of Turkish eBay clone GittiGidiyor (which in 2011 was …

Entrepreneurship and Social Impact in the Middle East — Business as Unusual?

It is a striking feature of the growing startup ecosystems in the Middle East that the lines between “entrepreneurship” and “social entrepreneurship” …

Entrepreneurship

source platform for online classes

The platform, called Class2Go, allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and to conduct research as they teach.<p>The newest …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

eLearning

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

iOS

Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site

His first try was a dating service in 1997 called SocialNet.<p>It was an ambitious idea. Not only would SocialNet find you a date, it was supposed to help with professional networking, finding roommates, it even included something called Just Play for finding tennis partners, Hoffman told Bloomberg …

Silicon Valley

Gigaom | Chegg cozies up to Coursera to tap into MOOC movement

Advertisement<p>With roots that go back 10 years, you could say Chegg is an old hand when it comes to education technology. But the Santa Clara, …

Why 3 celebrity data scientists are willing to work for free — for you

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Pinar Ozger<p>Hadoop-in-the-cloud startup Mortar Data is on a mission to bring recommendation engines to the masses, and …

How did Udemy get 5,000 courses online so quickly? They have had minimal funding; <$5m. What was the primary method of trainer/instructor/course acquisition? - Updated

Among other things, I was in charge of "instructor acquisition" (which basically means getting tons of courses onto the Udemy platform) for the last …