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One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education

<b>The headquarters</b> of what has rapidly become the largest school in the world, at 10 million students strong, is stuffed into a few large communal rooms in a decaying 1960s office building hard by the commuter rail tracks in Mountain View, Calif. Despite the cramped, dowdy circumstances, youthful …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

Why Facebook Should Worry About Tencent

From the moment Facebook announced in February 2014 that it had bought the mobile messaging service WhatsApp, everyone’s been talking about the price that CEO Mark Zuckenberg parted with for the acquisition. Nineteen billion dollars (albeit $4 billion in cash and the rest in Facebook shares) is one …

Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time

Roger Federer can arguably be considered the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam titles—and yet he lost every French Open Championship he played against Rafael Nadal. Few would suggest that Nadal was a better overall tennis player. But on the clay courts of Paris’ Roland …

2013 Smartphones: Android 78.9%, iOS 15.5%, Windows Phone 3.6%

Global smartphone shipments reached 290.2 million units in Q4 2013, up 34 percent from 217.0 million units in Q4 2012. Google’s Android secured 78.4 percent global share in the quarter (78.9 percent in all of 2013), Apple’s iOS fell to 17.6 percent (15.5 percent in 2013), and Windows Phone took …

Talkz, Because Messaging With Your Thumbs Is So 2000 And Late

If email is first in line for disruption, messaging has to be second. A new company launching out of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 has a fresh take on our most favoritest form of communication.<p>Talkz asks you to stop typing and start talking. Or type. Or doodle. Or share music. Really, anything you …

Marissa Mayer Says Improving Flat Revenue at Yahoo Will Be a “Series of Sprints”

Yahoo turned in a first-quarter report that showed continued flat revenue, although earnings were up.<p>Here’s the liveblog of the conference call …

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Why Passion Is Not Enough...You Need This, Too

I just read a wonderful post here on Forbes: Dan Schwabel’s interview of Chris Guillebeau. They talk about Chris’ new book, <b>The $100 Start-Up</b>, and in the course of the interview, Chris mentions that simply loving something isn’t enough to establish a successful business around that thing. Then he …

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …