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  • No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

    No More Boring Resumes: Seelio Lets College Students Showcase Their Work & Helps Employers Find Them

    Looking to rethink the resume, a startup called Seelio is opening its doors today to anyone with a .edu email address. The company, which spun out of an existing service called TruApp, wants to offer college students a better way to showcase their work via online portfolios which employers and recruiters alike can browse through and search by keyword. Upon finding a potential candidate… Read More

  • Social Collaboration Platform For Students Wiggio Hits 1M Users, Launches Paid Version

    Social Collaboration Platform For Students Wiggio Hits 1M Users, Launches Paid Version

    Wiggio, an online collaboration service designed for students, has been flying under the radar since raising $2.1 million in funding back in spring of 2010. The company has been slowly and steadily growing its user base, and now reaches over 2,000 universities and 120,000 students groups around the world, as well as several national organizations. Today, the company is also announcing a… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches So.cl As A Social Network For Students

    Microsoft Launches So.cl As A Social Network For Students

    Microsoft is officially launching So.cl, the social networking service it teased back in July. And it turns out, it’s not meant to be Microsoft’s version of Facebook, but a social networking service for students built on top of Facebook. The service is launching out of Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division, and is still being dubbed “experimental.” Today… Read More

  • Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Good startups often emerge from situations where the founder is attempting to solve a problem they themselves have. That was certainly the case with collegiate events site Fampus, created by 22-year old Brittany Brody, now a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a new arrival to the university in 2008, Brody wanted to get involved on campus, but was frustrated by the lack of a… Read More

  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME? High schoolers invited to NYU-Poly cyber-security games

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME? High schoolers invited to NYU-Poly cyber-security games

    When I was in high school, “hacking” mostly meant wardialing the local phone numbers looking for BBSes, and occasionally downloading “warez” from the “elite” boards. I have a funny story about the time our own John Biggs wrote a trojan disguised as a blue box program. Mostly, we were killing time and not really doing any of the exploration and… Read More

  • MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

    MIT's EurekaFest showcases high school students' problem-solving prototypes

    EurekaFest is a yearly event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showcases the prototype inventions of high school students from around the country. The inventions consist of various gadgets and devices aimed at helping solve real-world problems. Read More

  • High school hacker could get 38 years in jail

    High school hacker could get 38 years in jail

    A student in Coto de Caza, California has done what each and every one of us has only dreamed of doing; he broke into his school’s computers and changed his grades. Gather ‘round children, and I’ll tell ye of the time that your old buddy Doug failed his fourth grade geography test. See, I mistakenly labeled Pennsylvania as New York and all hell broke loose as I filled in… Read More

  • MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    This just in; kids that go to MIT are really F-ing smart. I just saw seven Android applications that have been developed over the short span of four months — with very little (if any) money — as part of a class called “Building Mobile Applications with Android”. It was a lot like most college presentations, except that HTC, Google, Verizon, Sprint, and the press… Read More

  • Students get significant discount at Photoshop World Conference

    [photopress:psworlddd.jpg,full,center] Kids looking to “make it” as a graphic designer (good luck!) may want to consider heading down to Orlando next month for the Photoshop World Conference. It’s a gathering of Photoshop’s best and brightest, as well as those who employ them. So, you go down there, futz around for a bit, exchange e-mail addresses and hope that one day… Read More

  • University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students

    University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students


    These jokers are really upping the ante. Of course, unless they’re providing crippled iPhones, there’s going to be a whole lot of chatting going on in lecture. They say they’ll integrate them into the classes (answer quiz questions, watch slide shows, etc) but I am skeptical that a bunch of 18-year-olds will be able to resist the temptation of watching an episode of Aqua… Read More