Techmeme

Results 1 - 10 of about 54:

Natasha Singer / New York Times:
How Google outmaneuvered Apple and Microsoft over five years to gain dominance in classrooms with Chromebooks and free apps like Classroom, Docs, and Gmail   —  The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps.  But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
May 13, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Apple's share of mobile devices shipped to schools has been surpassed by Microsoft and Google in recent years, as cheap Chromebooks and Windows laptops take off   —  Apple is losing its grip on American classrooms, which technology companies have long used to hook students on their brands for life.
Mar 3, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
New York Times:
The US election underscores the flaws of an overreliance on large-scale data analysis, which can have unintended consequences, as it has for some tech companies   —  It was a rough night for number crunchers.  And for the faith that people in every field — business, politics, sports and academia …
Nov 12, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Amazon unveils Inspire, an online education service for teachers, offering free lesson plans, teaching modules, and other digital resources   —  Just ahead of the back-to-school season, Amazon is making a major foray into the education technology market for primary and secondary schools …
Jun 27, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Online quiz platform Kahoot was used by over one third of US elementary and secondary school students last month   —  Kahoot App Brings Urgency of a Quiz Show to the Classroom  —  Kahoot, an online quiz system from Norway that is fast gaining market share in schools across the United States …
Apr 18, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Microsoft acquires MinecraftEdu, a modified version of Minecraft tailored for use in schools, used in 7K classrooms in over 40 countries   —  Microsoft Acquires MinecraftEdu, Tailored for Schools  —  SEATTLE — When Microsoft acquired the creator of the game Minecraft in 2014 …
Jan 19, 2016, 7:25 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
IDC: US desktop, laptop, tablet and 2-in-1 computer sales in education grew 33% YOY in 2014, with Chromebook sales up 310% to 3.9M, iPad sales down 6.9% to 2.7M   —  Chromebooks Gaining on iPads in School Sector  —  As school districts across the country increasingly invest in technology for their students …
Aug 22, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
When a Company Goes Up for Sale, in Many Cases, So Does Your Personal Data   —  The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.”  —  That respect could lapse, however, if the company is ever sold or goes bankrupt.
Jun 29, 2015, 11:55 AMIn context
New York Times:
Privacy group EPIC asks FTC to prevent Uber from updating its privacy policy to allow background location data collection   —  Uber Data Collection Changes Should Be Barred, Privacy Group Urges  —  A leading privacy rights group wants the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit Uber …
Jun 22, 2015, 1:50 PMIn context
New York Times:
California Labor Commission rules Uber driver should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor   —  California Says Uber Driver Is Employee, Not a Contractor  —  In what could prove to be a precedent-setting ruling for the sharing economy, California's Labor Commission …
Jun 17, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Meet the new Surface Pro  —  Delivers the most performance and battery life (up to 13.5 hours) in a laptop this thin and light.
VMware:
The Challenges and Rewards of Modernizing Data Centers  —  It's accepted wisdom that the ability to bring new applications and services to market quickly is key to success in today's fast-moving marketplaces.
Zoho:
15 Untapped sources to drive quality traffic to your website  —  Most marketers have two goals in common: to attract more traffic and convert more leads.  More traffic translates to more visibility and profitability.
Worldpay:
Missed the VentureBeat subscriptions webinar with Ancestry.com?  —  Join us on-demand to explore how leaders in subscription pricing marry strategy and tech seamlessly to make the global leap.