Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Expert Cliff Nass Dies at 55

Silicon Valley has lost a beautiful mind.
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Stanford Grants $3.6M to StartX Accelerator

Stanford University, the educational institution most closely affiliated with technology startups, is making a direct investment in StartX, a nonprofit, four-year-old startup accelerator for Stanford affiliates. Stanford is also creating an uncapped fund to invest in companies that emerge from the program. Graduates from StartX include WifiSlam (bought by Apple for about $20 million for indoor location) and Clinkle (raised $25 million for mobile payments).

EAT Bus: Does It Deliver?

The mission for the lunch-delivery service is straightforward: Bringing good food to busy office workers.
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Stanford Students Hope Posting Documentary Online Will Get More Women to Code

Speaking at DLDwomen in Munich, the founders of She++ urged women already in the workforce to learn to code so they might be better able to mentor and encourage the next generation.
Ayna Agarwal, speaking Tuesday at DLDwomen in Munich.

You Really Might Be Boring Your Facebook Friends

A back-and-forth between Facebook and BuzzFeed obscures a more interesting point — lots of people may not be very interested in the stuff you post on Facebook.
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Startup’s Deep Roots: Stanford

In one of the largest exoduses from Stanford University’s computer-science programs, more than a dozen students have left to launch a startup called Clinkle Corp. that aims to let other students — and eventually anyone — use their mobile devices to pay for goods and services.

Stanford to Work With EdX Open-Source Learning Platform

Stanford isn’t actually joining the 12-school EdX consortium, but rather integrating into the EdX platform when it is open-sourced on June 1.
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Life After Steve

Weird.

— The one-word answer given by Apple chairman Arthur D. Levinson Tuesday afternoon at Stanford Business School, when he was asked about his experience since Steve Jobs’s death

In a Twist, Udacity Will Offer Cheap, Remedial Public School Algebra Courses

Udacity’s MOOCs aren’t just for aspirational personal enrichment anymore.
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GoldieBlox: A Construction Toy With a Story Line Builds Girls’ Interest in Engineering

The toy, which began as a Kickstarter project of Stanford University engineer Debbie Sterling, features a spunky inventor heroine.
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Lytro Comes Into Focus (AsiaD Demo)