O'Reilly Donating Millions to Tech Education

O'Reilly Media and Safari Books Online are donating over $100 million in "educational content and tools" to K-12 schools across the U.S. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Uncanny Valley’ charts a tech pilgrim’s progress

In her extraordinary new book, “Uncanny Valley,” Anna Wiener recounts what made her, a 25-year-old woman with an “affectedly analog” life in New York City, abandon her job at a literary agency in 2013 to work for tech startups, and what eventually — five years later — made her leave the... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-01-03 21:41:30 UTC ]
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A Tech Insider Stylishly Chronicles Her Industry’s ‘Uncanny Valley’

Anna Wiener’s memoir captures the dreams, delusions and general absurdity of Silicon Valley in indelible detail. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Book of Lists: Retirement plan payout boosted Mount Sinai CEO's pay above $12 million in 2017

In the Dec. 23 print edition of the Book of Lists, you’ll find hundreds of CEOs, presidents and other top executives listed alongside the organizations they run. Even more business leaders are... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-12-23 17:08:10 UTC ]
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Here are the top tech trends of 2020, according to top experts

From AI breakthroughs to 5G deployment, these hot topics are on the minds of venture capitalists, tech execs, and analysts. In 2020, technologies will move toward the mainstream and begin impacting daily life. The next generation of wireless network, 5G, will begin to take hold, for example, and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-12-23 07:00:11 UTC ]
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Transworld donates 4,000 copies of Our Planet to schools

Transworld has donated 4,000 copies of Our Planet to three schools in London and Middlesbrough. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-22 20:48:42 UTC ]
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Most Investors Don’t Want to Touch Media Anymore. But Axios is Going to Raise Another $20 Million.

A few years ago, investors were eager to throw money at digital media startups. Not anymore. But there are some Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-16 15:51:10 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight 2019: OverDrive Education Celebrates Sora

Sora, OverDrive Education’s K–12 student reading app, is marking its first birthday with some impressive stats, as well as ed tech honors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight 2019: Education and Representation at AASL

Librarians share their takeaways from the American Association of School Librarians National Conference, which wrapped up November 16 in Louisville, Ky. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Humphreys and Ward win Educational Writers' Award

Author Alistair Humphreys and illustrator Kevin Ward have won the 2019 Educational Writers’ Award for Great Adventurers (Big Picture Press). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH Uses UK Designer for Holiday Campaign, Adds 300,000 Books to Donation

Penguin Random House has a new UK-built D2C holiday gift selector, and ups its donation to longtime charity partner First Book. The post PRH Uses UK Designer for Holiday Campaign, Adds 300,000 Books to Donation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-05 08:30:52 UTC ]
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B&N Education to Begin Strategic Review

Barnes & Noble Education's board has approved the hiring of a financial advisor to help the company review its strategic options as it continues look for ways to keep pace with a rapidly changing market for college materials. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH US donates up to 30,000 books to First Book charity in Obamas' name

Penguin Random House US will donate up to 300,000 more children’s books to First Book, the literacy charity, on behalf of former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 05:39:25 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on Amazon’s football coup: beware tech giants bearing gifts | Editorial

The US experience of watching sport online should ring alarm bells for those who prize the Premier League’s ability to bring people togetherIn the late 1960s, the American author and tech seer Richard Brautigan wrote lyrically of “a cybernetic meadow / where mammals and computers / live together... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-02 18:49:42 UTC ]
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Educational Publishers File Suit to Block Sale of Pirated E-books

The country's largest educational publishers have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop pirate sites from illegally selling their e-books and have won a temporary restraining order. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-26 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribd Gets $58 Million in New Financing

Scribd said the new investment will be used to support growth and product innovation as well as enhance operations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A new book for those who don’t want millions, but an answer to their questions

A.C. Grayling’s “The History of Philosophy” delves into the thinkers who explored who we are and what it all means. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hockney and Gayford make Educational Writers' Award 2019 shortlist

The Educational Writers' Award 2019 shortlist has been revealed, with titles from David Hockney, Martin Gayford and Alastair Humphreys in the running.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-17 19:17:20 UTC ]
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Politico owner rolls out new tech-focused media venture

Politico Publisher and media executive Robert Allbritton is launching a new digital media and events company it's dubbed Protocol, focused on “people, power and politics of tech,” bringing on high-profile names to run the latest entry in an increasingly competitive landscape. The new company,... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-11-13 17:43:49 UTC ]
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Nestlé Is Doubling Down on Ad Tech

Nestl?, the consumer-packaged-goods parent of such brands as Gerber, Poland Spring and Haagen-Dazs, recently unveiled its Global Digital Media Center of Competencies (DCoC), which brings together all of its agencies to deliver greater transparency in its media investments. It makes sense,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-11-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors

While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships. The post Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-11 08:13:34 UTC ]
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