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4 higher ed tech startups Mark Cuban is betting on

3. Packback<p>Every student has probably had at least one class where they had to buy an expensive textbook that they never even ended up opening in the …

Education Technology

TrueVault gets $2.5M to help health app startups with HIPAA-compliance

Mountain View, California-based TrueVault has raised $2.5 million in seed funding <b>according to TechCrunch</b>, from a range of big name investors …

Startups

Innovation in Education: Not Just a Term for Startups

By Molly Levitt     Mar 28, 2014<p>flickr: cupcake138td<p>Teachers and schools are often perceived as lacking in innovation. However, looking at the way …

Ed. Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success

—Aaron P. Bernstein for Education Week<p>Launching an ed-tech startup is a daunting task, full of fears of failure, worries about money, and questions …

Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy’ pilot MOOC launches

With an ocean between them, connected via Skype, Kris Olds and Susan Robertson have spent the past year discussing the concept for their new Massive …

UVa continues to approach MOOCs with caution

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could be the wave of the future for colleges and universities, but the University of Virginia is approaching …

Americans say they’re shopping less online. Blame the NSA.

Nearly a year after former government contractor Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the nation's spying apparatus, Americans haven't really changed their online habits, according to a new poll released Wednesday.<p>More than half of about 2,000 people surveyed by Harris Interactive who were aware …

New Retail Breach: 'Low-and-Slow' Attack

sponsored by<p>Malware Attacks Flying Under Radar of Detection Tracy Kitten (FraudBlogger) • April 2, 2014<p>Houston-based liquor store chain <b>Spec's</b> says …

Cybersecurity

The Point of Sale Breached! Customer Data and Security

Shortly after Target announced that customer data had been stolen from their system last year, my husband received a new credit card in the mail. …

Lycotec presents at 8th Annual American Food Technology Innovation Summit

<i>The summary of the presentation, which will be made by the CEO and Director of the Company Dr Ivan Petyaev:</i><p>How can food be used to slow down the …

Innovation

Mondelez Bakes More Technology Into the Snack Food Industry

Mondelez seeks to use technology and smart marketing to keep its old products important to a younger audience.<p>In 2012, <b>Kraft Foods</b> (UNKNOWN:KRFT.DL) …

Food Technology buyer strikes a new deal - Tampa Bay Business Journal

By Margie Manning <br>– Finance Editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal<p>Apr 1, 2014, 10:30am EDT<p>Sterigenics Inc. will buy Nordion Inc. for $727 million.<p>The …

$22m food tech and engineering upgrade

March 31, 2014<p><b>$22m food tech and engineering upgrade</b><p>Massey University today unveiled a $22 million upgrade of the Manawatū campus Riddet Complex, its …

Agriculture

10 healthcare startups that want to bring digital health and medtech to seniors

Seniors tend to be marginalized when it comes to digital health. Given the fact that AARP’s membership starts at 50, its membership base spans a wide …

Foresite Capital has another $300M to invest in health care startups - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Cromwell Schubarth <br>– TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal<p>Apr 1, 2014, 12:40pm PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Apr 1, 2014, 12:44pm PDT<p>Health care growth …

The Business Journals

Common Core cash-in? Silicon Valley education startups target K-12 classrooms - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Apr 1, 2014, 11:21am PDT<p>Public schools don't traditionally make good business clients for young tech startups. And with good reason: Taxpayer-funded …

Startups in Education Set Record, Raising $500 Million in First Quarter - Market Brief

It’s already been a banner year for ed-tech startups, and we’ve only closed the first quarter.<p>Ninety-nine startups in education have raised more than …

Action Project: MOOCs remain a debated form of college education

Moving from a traditional lecture hall setting to an online digital classroom is a phenomenon that those in higher education are consistently …

Educause partners with UCF and Instructure for first MOOC

• On Monday, Instructure revealed a collaboration between Educause and the University of Central Florida for a MOOC focused on teaching educators how …

NRF News

Retail Trends<p>Retail Trends<p>Findings from NRF’s Consumer View research show how retail is transforming in response to shifts in consumer …

Retail Association: Card Security Costs Outweigh Benefits for Many

U.S. retailers are not ready to support the 2015 transition to smartcards intended to secure payments because the return on investment isn’t clear, says Tom Litchford, vice president of retail technologies at the National Retail Federation.

RETAIL DATA BREACHES: 77.3 million consumer records exposed in 2013

Recent data breaches from Target and Nieman Marcus have retailers across the country evaluating their own digital security practices.<p>The share of …

3D-food printer offers the prospect of hamburgers printed to go

Much of science fiction becomes science fact some day (faster-than-light travel notwithstanding), and this year seems to be the turn of Star Trek's replicator: a new Kickstarter is $50,000 into its goal to build a 3D-food printer, capable of turning fresh ingredients into a meal without cooks …

Banks drop suit against Target

Trustmark National Bank and Green Bank N.A. have dropped a lawsuit against Target and its cyber-security vendor, Trustwave Holdings Inc., that they …

Cybersecurity

Help For 10 Mobile Health Startups

By Christine Kern, contributing writer<p><b>Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator to offer 10 mobile health startups build and strengthen their businesses</b><p>A …

Digital Health

MobiHealthNews

When stress levels are high, turning to an app for guided meditation might not be all that effective, according to a recent small study published in …

Health care law opens opportunities for tech startups

The Affordable Care Act's website started out as a technological disappointment, but digital startups see plenty of opportunities to capitalize on the legislation on the eve of the enrollment deadline.<p>The law has prompted entrepreneurs to launch websites and mobile apps designed to help people sign …

Health Care