John Murrell

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Commission’s Assignment: Find Best Uses for Tech in Schools

In response to a challenge from the FCC and the Department of Education, a group of experts has formed the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission to look for the best ways that technology can be used in the classroom. The commission members — Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, TPG Capital’s James Coulter, former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer — will survey current practices and come up with an action blueprint near the end of the year.


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald