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MOOCs Don’t Cannabalize Traditional Education

The question keeps educators up at night: Do free, massive open online courses cannibalize enrollment at traditional schools? The results are finally in, part of a new study co-authored by Wharton professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel. Rather than poaching traditional students, MOOCs reach new audiences that business schools, at least, want to target.

Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel along with other investors have recently injected $150 million into Xero’s streamlined accounting platform. The company hopes to target the North American market, along with others, as the results of an eight-year project to move into the mainstream. See what all the fuss is about.

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Google Fiber: Nick’s First Pitch

Just like any other 13-year-old baseball fan, Nick had dreams of one day making it to the majors. Being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder put that dream on hold—until, that is, Nick’s family, the baseball community and Google Fiber teamed up and used the power of web to make his dream a reality.

With the help of the web, Nick was able to throw out the first pitch at A’s/Yankee’s game at the Oakland Coliseum in California from the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City—more than 1800 miles away.

How Tumblr Will Make Money

David Karp says brands want digital ads that tell stories, not “little blue links.”

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Television Audiences Will Find Great Content, Wherever It Is

Former President of NBC Warren Littlefield argues that the fundamental rules of television have been changed by online media.

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Launch Hackathon 2013

LAUNCH hosted its first ever Hackathon during the LAUNCH Festival 2013. With 500+ vetted builders (developers/designers) participating and over $100,000 in prizes awarded, it was an overwhelming success!

And we’re doing it again! We’re looking for the best devs and designers to make cool stuff, to finally build that killer app they’ve been thinking about for months.

How will the LAUNCH Hackathon be different? For starters, there is a $100,000 investment or $10,000 cash prize to the winner! We’ll have massages and excellent food, too. Each participant will also receive a complimentary pass to the 2014 LAUNCH Festival and the winner will be guaranteed a spot on the LAUNCH Festival 2014 stage.