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Above: Coursera founder Andrew Ng demoes the new iPad appCoursera has released an iPad application loaded with over 600 courses on topics like finance and psychology. It’s a no brainer that the ed-tech startup would invest in the development of tablet apps. Tablets are optimized for watching videos and reviewing written study material. The iPad a...
32 minutes ago - Techcrunch
As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley. TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs that want to quickly design and iterate on new DNA constructs, is building tools that will help researchers set up and manage wetware experiments and...
1 hour 25 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: Brian Glanz/FlickrWorkday went public. And it was good. So it’s not surprising that another cloud-based human-capital management software company is going public. Paycom Software, a profitable outfit based in Oklahoma City, today filed a form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to kick off the process of an initial...
1 hour 39 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: dreamerve/ShutterstockRarely does one come across a company successfully putting the the words “social” and “commercial insurance” together, but Austin, Texas-based ProspX did just that. It also just got a fresh $1.9 million of a planned $2.4 million round to keep making business insurance. ProspX quietly filed a Form D to the...
1 hour 39 minutes ago - Engadget
Who doesn't like easy money? Well, now you can cash in on those word of mouth recommendations to your colleagues about Google Apps for Business. Through a new Referral Program, every time a person you know signs up for the corporate-minded services,
2 hours 5 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Image Credit: PricelineThe Priceline Group is in a buying mood. The Stamford, Conn., based online ticketing and reservation empire bought small Israeli startup Qlika for about $3 million in cash, a Priceline source confirmed to VentureBeat Monday. Qlika is a six-employee “micro-location” ad campaign startup. Its platform helps marketing strateg...
2 hours 21 minutes ago - Techcrunch
For those of you suffering True Detective withdrawal (and really, aren’t we all?) here’re the adventures of Rust and Marty as an 8-bit video game. Video game Rust won’t win any acting awards, but whoever came up with the video sure should. Note: Arguably this isn’t 8-bit – more like EGA or Gameboy Advance, but you get the idea. Read More
2 hours 20 minutes ago - Techcrunch
Two quick hits from the Microsoft side of things: The Surface Power Cover is now up for pre-sale, and the rumor engine is kicking around the bit that LTE-capable Surface 2 devices have landed in Microsoft stores. Read More
2 hours 15 minutes ago - Techcrunch
Late last week, Apple quietly updated its loyalty pricing program with several improvements that should drive more sales to organizations, IT pros and education. Read More
2 hours 36 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Above: Editor of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald (virtually) addressed a crowd of attendees at SXSW 2014.Image Credit: Photo by Tom Cheredar/VentureBeatAUSTIN, Texas — Glenn Greenwald, editor of the newly launched digital publication The Intercept, told attendees at SXSWi that the National Security Agency is wary of anyone who takes steps to prote...