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FreshGrade takes in $4.3M to get more teachers to take schoolwork digital

Education software firm FreshGrade just took $4.3 million in seed funding to help teachers manage student work from the cloud.<p>FreshGrade is the brain child of Lane Merrifield, Steve Wandler, and Mark Payne. Merrifield previously founded Club Penguin, a multiplayer gaming platform for kids that …

A company is marketing gun silencers by blowing drones out of the sky

Johnny Dronehunter, your moment is now<p>Poor Johnny Dronehunter. All this gun-toting, freedom-loving American wanted to do was cruise on down the Utah highway and listen to some rock 'n' roll at sunset. You know — America things. Then a bunch of sinister, privacy-destroying drones all but run him off …

Startup Schools: America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2014

For the second time, Stanford University out-muscled its East Coast rivals to top the FORBES 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. Silicon Valley’s reach has extended across California, as the state’s schools took over half of this year’s top ten spots.<p>FORBES ranked the nation’s most …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Self-improvement

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

Are You Ready For The Internet Of Everything?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term used to describe an environment in which billions of objects, such as mechanical devices, refrigerators, washers, air conditioners and even industrial production machines, can sense, predict, communicate and share information with each other automatically. …

Here's What Even the Most Absolutely Evil Boss Can Teach You

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

Uncover the Hidden Costs of an MBA Education

​Almost every business school publishes an official cost of attendance figure, but getting an MBA could cost you thousands more.<br>​<br>From experiential …

11 Men Reveal The Creepiest Woman They’ve Ever Encountered

Okay, long story.<p>When I was 19 I moved out of my parents house and got an apartment. It was in a relatively safe neighborhood, but still affordable. …

18 Girls Describe The Worst Sex They Ever Had (NSFW)

Found on AskReddit.<p>I was having sex with a new boyfriend for the first time. I had a seizure.<p>He didn’t realize what was happening at first and …

Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

"Did I save that file in my documents folder, or is it on my flash drive? No, maybe it's in my downloads folder? Or . . . "<p>We have all experienced …

Do You Know the Absolute Best Watches on the Market Right Now? The Experts Have Spoken

The dust has settled and the winners of the annual AskMen Watch Awards, as chosen by our readers, have been determined. Our horological experts nominated 50 different watch models across five distinct categories, and suggested brands for the coveted Brand of the Year prize, and your votes did the …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Hootsuite & Get Satisfaction to share strategies on how to keep customers coming back

Ninety-three percent of human interaction relies on non-verbal queues. That’s surprising, given our ever-increasing reliance on digital communications via social and mobile technologies. So how does a business build authentic, sustainable relationships with prospects and customers in this new …

Microsoft's 'one Windows' -- what it really means

Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs, and gaming consoles? Nope. Here's a refresher on what's really happening.<p>Microsoft executives have struggled to explain for the past year or more where the company is going with Windows.<p>Thanks to a passing …

What Microsoft’s CEO Means When He Says He Wants to Unify Windows | Enterprise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir during an earnings call yesterday when he started talking about merging the company's desktop, mobile, and …

Microsoft

This Package Could Help Amazon Use 200 Times Fewer Boxes

Feel guilty about all the packaging waste when you order toilet paper shipped to your door? It doesn’t have to be like that.<p>This year, consumers will spend over $1.5 trillion buying things online, more than five times more than they did a decade ago. As e-commerce sales continues to grow–and …

Sustainability

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child’s development<p>Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.<p>A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children’s media has ripple effects that extend …

The Chromebook gains and Microsoft responds

Chromebooks continue to give Microsoft and Windows trouble. And Microsoft continues to make a case against them.<p>More evidence this week showed that the Chromebook continues to make inroads into traditional Windows markets. And Microsoft is responding.<p>First, let's look at a report that came out this …

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the …

Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac And Windows

Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district's public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers. Being in a working-class community, where 95% of the students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, most students didn't have access to …

Google

Sparta Lets Sales Managers Run Sales Competitions Without The Admin Burden

Gamification could be considered a slightly passé buzzword these days. However, if there’s one area where it’s still and has always been relevant, it’s sales. Why? As Sparta co-founder and CEO James Pember says, “Sales is already a game — each rep starts the month at 0, and must ‘level-up’ to reach …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …