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Sandberg is first woman on Facebook board
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, has joined the social network's board just months after shareholders and advocates criticised the company for having no female directors.
Sir Jim Rose criticises children's authors in phonics row
Authors including Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman have criticised the exclusive use of the phonics method of teaching, in which words are broken down into individual sounds, claiming it risks undermining children's love of books.
Facebook buys facial recognition group
Facebook has acquired, an Israeli facial recognition group, which will provide the social network with sophisticated technology to identify people from the millions of photos uploaded to its site.
Sean Parker unveils Facebook video chat site
Yahoo cuts jobs and explores sale options · Microsoft in $250m Swiftkey deal · Magic Leap raises $800m from Alibaba, Warner Bros and Google · Alphabet driven by core internet business. Mr Parker says Airtime will solve a social problem that has arisen ...
Acxiom Corp: The 'faceless organization that knows everything about you'
When you think of the surveillance state, you usually think of snoopy alphabet-soup government agencies like the FBI, IRS, DEA, NSA, or TSA, or cyber-snoops at Facebook or Google, says Natasha Singer in The New York Times.
How to train your mind to remember anything
Over the last few millennia, we've invented a series of technologies -- from the alphabet to the printed book to the photograph to the iPhone -- that have made it easier and easier for us to externalize our memories and essentially outsource this ...
Why Groupon Really Turned Down Google's $6 Billion Offer
Google offered to buy Groupon, then a two-year-old local e-commerce startup, for $5.75 billion in the fall of 2010. But the deal fell through for three main reasons, according to writer Frank Sennett, the author of a forthcoming book on the company ...
What A Tween Startup Founder Learned When She Went To College
The site was ranked the third largest girls-only Web site in 2011, according to Inc. Magazine. Now, at 23, Brindak isn't as in tune with what tween girls are looking for, so she uses the site as an avenue to understand their needs.
An Unbelievable Fact About Former Coach K Players Winning NBA Championships
Battier is the ONLY Mike Krzyzewski-coached player in history to win both an NCAA and NBA championship. Remarkable. Coach K won four NCAA titles and coached the likes of Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand and J.J.
'Now is the time to invest in US real estate'
U.S. real estate has bottomed out and now is the time for Canadians to take advantage, says investor and mentor Steve Martel. But before making the move into investing, Mr. Martel underlines the importance of education and building the right team of ...