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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
How Code.org, which has raised $60M from Google and others, is influencing education, with help from a broader push by firms like Apple and Microsoft   —  At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump …
Jul 2, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
How the philanthropic efforts of tech billionaires like Marc Benioff, Reed Hastings, and Mark Zuckerberg are influencing America's schools   —  In San Francisco's public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 “innovation grants” …
Jun 10, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
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

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