Microsoft today added another $250 million to its Partners In Learning Project, a global professional development program it has created to equip teachers with the skills they need to teach IT and other future-looking subjects. Microsoft has been running this program since 2003 and to date has invested $750 million in the project. → Read More
BlackBerry 10 devices are still months away from being launched but RIM is ramping up the noise about its next gen platform. In its latest play, it’s hoping to woo app-building platform Appcelerator’s 390,000 Titanium cross-platform mobile app developers to port their apps to BlackBerry10 — offering a variety of incentives. → Read More
Strikingly similar to U.S. startup Manpacks, Turkey’s Erkek Paketi offers a subscription e-commerce service that delivers men underwear, socks, t-shirts, shaving products and condoms on a monthly, two monthly or three monthly schedule. Like its North American inspiration, it’s tapping into the preconception that men don’t enjoy shopping — at least not for dull purchases that need to be made on a… → Read More
After the success of Louis CK’s direct-to-fan specials, video startup Chill is pivoting — again — and coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos in the same fashion. → Read More
Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology Investment Group also participated in the round. The investment is Intel Capital’s first in Spain — making it the 54th country the fund has invested in. → Read More
Leading mobile ad network Millennial Media today released ist Q3 Mobile Mix report, and it would appear that Apple has kept its lead as top manufacturer on the platform, with the top device being the iPhone. However, Apple didn’t see a drastic spike in mobile ad impressions with the release of the iPhone 5, as was expected.
Apple accounted for 31.45 percent of overall device impressions, up… → Read More