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The thing about portable hard drives is, they're awesome. They're slim and travel-friendly, and they're powered by USB so you don't have to worry about finding an outlet. Too bad they usually come at a premium.<p>Not today: For a limited time, and while supplies last, OfficeMax has the Toshiba Canvio …

Gear & Gadgets

Google, EdX team up for online courses

Google is partnering with EdX on an upcoming site called MOOC.org that's dedicated to organizing and hosting thousands of free MOOCs -- or massive open online courses -- offered by schools and universities worldwide.<p>Google and EdX, a non-profit MOOC platform founded last year by MIT and Harvard, …

MOOCs

Ubuntu Edge Beats Pebble As Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Canonical is still way off the pace with its Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign – the firm needs to raise more than $20 million in six days to meet its ambitious $32 million target – but it’s still smashing records along the way.<p>The Indiegogo page has now accrued over $10.3 million in pledges, …

Google will start Fiber installs in Provo this year, beating Austin to the punch

When Provo, Utah was announced as Google’s third Google Fiber city in April, it was surprising because Google had just announced Austin, Texas, would get it only weeks before.<p>Now Google has confirmed that Provo will be the second city after Kansas City to get Google Fiber, with installations likely …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

FundersClub Ditches Dumb Money By Going Invite-Only

“Democratizing venture capital” sounds great until equity crowdfunding fills startup financing rounds with amateur angels who don’t add value. So while other funding platforms open the floodgates to any accredited investor, and eventually anyone if the JOBS Act goes into full effect, FundersClub …

The Isis One: Powerful 3D Printing for All

When Steph Avalos-Bock and Marc Auger decided to major in music at the University of Chicago, they never thought their degrees would translate into …

University of Chicago

StudyCloud Challenges the Conventions of Online Education Tools

During their college days, Andrew Lee, Tom Zheng, and Ravi Pilla were power users, like most college students these days, on the Blackboard education …

Education Technology

A Book in 5 Minutes: Libby Gill’s “Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow”

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Libby Gill’s “</i><i>Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow: The Art</i> …

Marketing

4 Entrepreneurs Who Got Rich Online

The rise of the Internet in the 1990s was a watershed event in human history for many different reasons. Information that once required a trip to the …

Financial Services

A Book in 5 Minutes: “Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East”

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Christopher M. Schroeder’s “</i><i>Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution</i> …