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In 18K Schools And Counting, Clever Confirms $10.3M Raise From Sequoia, As It Looks To Build The Next Big Learning Platform

Clever launched out of Y Combinator in 2012 on a mission to help K-12 schools bring the latest education software into their classrooms. By giving districts a central way to manage student and teacher accounts in each learning application, and closely integrating those apps with their existing data …

How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Google's low-cost computers are capable of doing more than you think. Here's how you can transform a Chromebook into a full-blown Linux laptop.<p>You've probably heard a lot about Chromebooks. These affordable computers are manufactured by companies like HP, Acer, Toshiba, and Samsung, among others, …

Linux

GE-backed Quirky Aros is a window air conditioner with Nest smarts, controlled by iPhone

Finally some much needed smart appliance love for those without central air conditioning (and it’ll keep you cool): the Quirky Aros. Backed by GE, the New York-based start-up Quirky has combined the traditional window A/C unit with some very modern technologies to create the Nest (smart thermostat) …

Today’s Apps Gone Free: QuickPlan Pro, Quotes Folder, Days Left And More

Visualize and maintain all of your business projects with QuickPlan Pro. We also have a reference app that will inspire you, and a productivity app …

Job Seekers: How To Close An Interview With Class

Don’t leave a job interview wondering where you stand with the hiring manager. There are techniques you can use to professionally close an interview so the hiring manager will know that you want the job, and, so you’ll be able to leave knowing the next steps in the hiring process.<p>After I videotaped …

The Best Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Google today introduced add-ons for Google Docs & Sheets and they certainly make the Google Office productivity suite more capable and more useful. …

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants

Square is announcing an acquisition today — BookFresh, an online scheduling service aimed at small business owners. We’ve described it as an OpenTable for everything but restaurants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>As Square explains, sellers are using Square for far more than accepting …

Semantic App Search Engine Quixey Now Digs Into Apps Themselves To Serve You Direct Results

Quixey — the semantic app search engine that has raised some $74.2 million from the likes of Alibaba, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and others — is raising the bar again in its bid to make apps and the data that they hold more discoverable. Today the startup is launching a new feature that it …

Cal By Any.do Adds New Feature To Make Meetings Easy

Cal, the smart calendar app that integrates with to-do list maker Any.do, has launched a new feature called HeadsUp that helps you manage meetings and appointments. It is currently available for Cal on Android and will be available on iOS in the near future.<p>Any.do has gained kudos (and $3.5 million …

10 Most Popular Mobile Push Notification Services

<i>This post is great, but it’s a bit old now – head over to Comparison of 11 Most Popular Mobile Push Notification Services for a 2015 updated list,</i> …

Apps

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …