Sebastian Thrun And Gavin Newsom To School Us At Disrupt SFview story

http://techcrunch.com – Former Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun believes that in 50 years there will only be ten institutions in the world that offer higher education, and that Udacity — a startup that offers STEM-heavy free online courses — will be one of them. Thrun may be on to something: As the platforms for information distribution broaden due to the Internet, more heavily regulated legacy industries l (IT news)

We Were The (1000+). Goodbye, Google Readerview story

http://techcrunch.com – “We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader.” – Google, March 2013.  Today, Google Reader’s remaining users will “Mark All As Read” one last time. (IT news)

Why Obama Was Never Going To Be A Civil Liberties Championview story

http://techcrunch.com – President Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a growing sect of the Democratic party that prioritizes the collective good and mass innovation over individualism. (IT news)

3D Systems Invests In Asteroid Miners Planetary Resources, Opens Up New Seed-Stage Venture Armview story

http://techcrunch.com – Planetary Resources‘ plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but that hasn’t stopped some big names from backing the company. (IT news)

Google Fiber officially coming to Provo, UTview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Provo mayor John Curtis took to the podium this afternoon to officially announce the “epic” news that Google Fiber is coming to Provo, UT. According to the deal that was announced, Google Fiber will offer free Internet service for any of Provo’s 115,000 residents who are currently on the existing iProvo network for a mere $30 activation fee for up to 7 years. (IT news)

SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Androidview story

http://techcrunch.com – SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. (IT news)

LearnZillion Lands $7M From DCM, O'Reilly, NewSchools & More To Help Schools Adopt The Common Coreview story

http://techcrunch.com – In an effort to improve the quality of K-12 public education, schools across the country have begun to adopt the Common Core State Standards, which are designed to align the diversity of state curricula under one consistent, standardized guidebook of what students are expected to learn — and teachers are expected to teach. (IT news)

Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Childrenview story

http://techcrunch.com – Mountain View-based startup Tynker is launching a new platform aimed at helping kids of all ages learn to program. (IT news)

Zuckerberg And A Team Of Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.usview story

http://techcrunch.com – Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they’re banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American workforce competitive. (IT news)

SmartAsset Expands Its Home-Buying Tools With Mortgage Advice And Neighborhood Dataview story

http://techcrunch.com – SmartAsset, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that built tools to help you answer tough financial questions, is expanding its offerings today with features for choosing the right neighborhood and the right mortgage. Founder and CEO Michael Carrvin said that there are four broad stages to the home-buying process. (IT news)