Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

 London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. Read More Source: 77

Yoyo Wallet raises £12M Series B led by Metro Group to expand in Europe

 The race to digitise the loyalty card just got a shot in the arm with the news that Yoyo Wallet, the European-based mobile payment and customer loyalty platform, has raised a £12 million Series B round, led by the US wholesale and food retail giant Metro Group. The round is joined by the UK-based Woodford […]

You Are Not the Target: Laura Huxley on Course-Correcting the Paths of Love and Not-Love

“In all its manifestations and however it is produced, not-love tends to beget not-love. The energy of love is needed to reconvert not-love into love.” “Construction and destruction alike satisfy the will to power,” Bertrand Russell wrote in 1926, “but construction is more difficult as a rule, and therefore gives more satisfaction to the person […]

Open Spotify links in Google Play Music with this handy Chrome extension

As the only TNW staffer currently residing in India, I find myself excluded from the music channel on our company’s Slack, where people share their favorite songs and new discoveries – all because my colleagues in the US and Europe use Spotify and the service isn’t available here yet (I tried a VPN, no dice). […]

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports

 Pandora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company’s plans.  Read More Source: 77

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

 Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm’s newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm’s remaining co-founder Jonathan Teo. The statement confirms reporting earlier in the evening on Sunday from Axios and comes as the investment firm struggles to remove the stain […]

The “last mile” in education and training

 After graduating from college in 1994, I spent a few years at McKinsey & Co. – a young kid in an ill-fitting suit naively but energetically attempting to convince experienced and jaded managers to do their jobs differently. One question that kept coming up for a number of clients was who was likely to win […]

CoolCat Teacher’s ISTE 2017 Resources #iste17

My slide shows and resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter It is ISTE17 time. I’ll keep this post updated with current information about ISTE. Here’s my schedule. Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Share App Presentation This will be at the Microsoft Partner Booth 1140 in the Exhibit Hall […]

Pearl Automation Shuts Down After Poor Sales of Its $500 Vehicle Backup Camera

Pearl Automation, the vehicle accessory company founded by ex-Apple engineers and which debuted its $500 “RearVision” wireless backup camera system just one year ago, has shut down following poor sales of the device, reports Axios. What happened: Early product sales disappointed, which was exacerbated by a high burn rate. What next? The Pearl Automation team […]

Former Apple Executives Recall Designing Touchscreen Interface of Original iPhone

As we near the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone later this week, a few stories posted online have delved into the rich history of where the device started, how the original team came up with the idea for the touchscreen smartphone, and what it was like reviewing the device back in 2007. In a new […]

Apple Celebrates Pride During Parades in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto

Apple this weekend participated in a few LGBTQ pride parades happening around the world, including those in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his support for the parades, wishing a happy pride, “to all our employees, their families and customers around the world!” Happy #Pride2017 to all our employees, […]

Apple CEO Attends U.S. Business Leader Roundtable With Indian Prime Minister

Apple CEO Tim Cook joined top business leaders in a roundtable session with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. As many as 21 high-profile chief executives of U.S. corporations attended the gathering in Washington, D.C., including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (via India Economic Times). Prime Minister Modi kicked […]

Two Programs Providing Internet Access to Low-income Homes

Today at the ISTE conference I attended the morning TeachMeet ISTE session. At the end of the session Jay Eitner took the stage and shared information about two programs that provide affordable Internet access to low-income homes. The first program that Jay shared was the FCC Lifeline Program. The program provides significantly mobile and fixed […]

WordWanderer – Another Neat Word Cloud Tool

There certainly is not a shortage of word cloud creation tools on the web. The latest that I’ve tried is WordWanderer. WordWanderer attempts to be different from other word cloud creation tools by letting you drag and drop words to rearrange the look of your word clouds. Additionally, WordWanderer includes a search tool that you […]

Watch SpaceX launch 10 satellites into orbit with a Falcon 9 live right here

 SpaceX is attempting its second launch in under 48 hours today at 4:25 PM EDT (1:25 PM PDT), from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch will be the second for client Iridium, a global telecommunications and data provider. The payload for today’s launch includes 10 satellites that make up the second batch of […]

Blogs in the Age of Google Classroom

This week at ISTE 17 there will plenty of buzz about Google products and products that integrate with Google Classroom. Google, and some Google devotees, will have you believe that Google Classroom is the solution to almost every workflow and communication problem you have. Google Classroom does provide some good solutions to workflow and communication […]

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

 In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates. With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short years. […]

There’s a better way to build your startup

 If a startup founder could peer 8 years into the future and see a company that has become the symbol for disruptive culture, one that has raised over $8 billion on a valuation of $67 billion, that has a worldwide presence in hundreds of cities, millions of app downloads,12,000 full time employees and thousands more […]

Why now?

 Sexism in tech (and elsewhere) has always been an open secret but it seems we’ve hit an inflection point. More women are now willing to expose that secret. Read More Source: 77

VC Justin Caldbeck raised funding in email to accuser ahead of scandal breaking

 TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate behavior — which suggests he tried to use his influence as an investor to encourage the woman to drop the allegations against him. Read More Source: 77

eduClipper Was Acquired by Participate – What It Means for Teachers

The popular social bookmarking and digital portfolio tool eduClipper has been acquired by Participate. Fortunately, teachers and students who currently use eduClipper won’t notice any changes. Participate’s commitment to maintaining eduClipper’s free service for teachers was reiterated to me many times in the conversation that I have with eduClipper’s founder Adam Bellow and Participate’s CEO […]

Original iPhone's First Four Reviewers Reminisce About Getting Their Hands on It for the First Time

With the iPhone’s tenth birthday coming up this week, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment today taking a look back at the development and launch of the original iPhone. The segment from David Pogue includes a roundtable session with Pogue, Walt Mossberg, Steven Levy, and Ed Baig, the four journalists who received review units of […]

Get over 1.1 million graphics at your fingertips — for only $31

Ask any art pro…finding a stockpile of quality vector graphics to incorporate into your own projects is worth its weight in gold. They’re high quality, they’re versatile, and with their host of customization options, they’re able to liven up virtually any graphics assignment with minimum adjustment. With a two-year subscription to VectorState (available now for […]

#EdTech Tweet Wrap and Recap, w/e 06-24-17

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … exploring Bandura’s… [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!] Source: kj

Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

There are points in our professional lives that change us for the better.  I vividly remember one such moment in 2009 when I took a device from a student as he had it out in the hallway. Since this was a violation of school policy I immediately confiscated the device, as this is what I […]

Welcome to the Refreshed e-Literate

We’ve just released a refresh of the web site that is the first of what will be periodic updates. Don’t expect anything too flashy, though. We’re old-fashioned; we believe that the content makes or breaks the site. So we’ve deliberately kept the site design simple and content-focused. There are two benefits to you from this […]

TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Sega Forever, Death Road to Canada, Hearthstone, and More

This week in iOS gaming was dominated by a single thing: The unveiling of the “Sega Forever” program that Sega first started teasing around a month ago. The original announcement came with practically no details beyond Sega was doing something with its massive back catalog of games, which in turn caused speculation to run wild. […]

Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

 If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often. Except now the company says it has raised $400 million […]

Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

 Over the past few months, CSAIL’s (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. It’s a nice little rolling advertisement for the lab’s work — and more importantly, it’s a great opportunity to test the mobility device in a real world setting. As students wander by […]

Quickly Print a Storyboard Template from Google Slides

Earlier this week I watched a webinar that was hosted by Lee LeFever from Common Craft. You probably know Lee and his wife Sachi’s work from videos like Google Docs in Plain English and Wikis in Plain English. In the webinar Lee explained the process that he and Sachi use to create their videos. One […]

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