Boosting STEM Education, Facebook Starts Christmas Early With Laptops for Schools

The social giant doles out hardware to Bay Area schools in need of tech help.
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Dear Mayor-Elect de Blasio …

Here are 10 ways you can help improve the environment for tech and tech businesses in New York City.
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“Nerd Circus” Steam Carnival Reaches $100,000 Kickstarter Goal

Steam Carnival, the STEM-plus-art educational circus that performed earlier this week at D11, has met its $100,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter. The carnival’s creators, Two Bit Circus, officially announced the news in a message thanking their Kickstarter backers. At the time of this writing, 1,033 backers had pledged $100,901 with 55 hours left for pledges.

Tech Renaissance Man Elon Musk Talks Cars, Spaceships and Hyperloops at D11

“Mars is a fixer-upper of a planet, but we could make it work,” says Tesla and SpaceX head Elon Musk.
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Steam Carnival Is One Big Traveling Nerd Circus. Here’s Why You Should Go (Video)

The minds behind Steam Carnival bring some of the fun onstage at D conference.
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Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

A “learn to code” platform for youngsters in third through eighth grade tries to teach kids how to think like a programmer.
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Hopscotch for iPad Makes Coding Kid-Friendly (Video)

Hopscotch, demoed at D: Dive Into Mobile today, is an iPad app designed to make coding fun for kids.
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Giving Girls a Startup Chance in Silicon Valley

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Night for the Girls Middle School.
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