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)

Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Lifeview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. There are few people whose impact on entrepreneurs and business in general you hear about as frequently as Clayton Christensen. (IT news)

Google Expands Chromebooks’ Geographic Availabilityview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is opening up geographic availability of the Acer, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Samsung Chromebooks to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands to consumers, businesses and schools, according to a company blog post. “Many of you around the world have told us you’re eager to get your hands on a Chromebook, so we’ve been working with our part (IT news)

News Corp Launches Android Tablet Built Exclusively For Educationview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Android tablets open up new, affordable experiences for learning in schools, and News Corp has launched a tablet geared specifically for the education market. Back in July, the mass media corporation rebranded its educational unit to Amplify and this tablet was built out of that after months of testing. (IT news)

Now 18M Users Strong, Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition In Root-1 To Become The App Market For Educationview story

http://techcrunch.com – After spending years working as technicians at public schools, Jeff O’Hara and Nicolas Borg launched Edmodo in 2008 to address what they had come to see as a huge gap in the teacher-student relationship: The need for a better, safer way for teachers to connect and communicate with their students. (IT news)

News Corp’s Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To Adopt Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of the same textbooks is so they can keep classrooms in lockstep alignment as teachers meticulous meet timely instructional goals. (IT news)

Error Deploying Rails Applicationview story

http://stackoverflow.com – I have been using Heroku when deploying my rails server. But for my school project I was asked to deploy the app I have been working on to a linux instance so it can be deployed on the schools cloud. (HowTos)

Lenovo Bringing Chromebook ThinkPads For Education To K-12 Schools Starting February 26view story

http://techcrunch.com – Lenovo announced today that it will be introducing a special version of its ThinkPad X131e, an education-focused notebook, running Google’s Chrome OS, ZDNet’s James Kendrick reports. (IT news)

No Women In CS? Well, Not For Longview story

http://techcrunch.com – “Dude, I think that girl sitting in front of us is a CS major.” “Nah, look at that glittery shit in her hair.” Bonnie McLindon, a junior computer science major at Stanford University, fumes as she works in CS 103, her hardest class at Stanford, office hours. The two guys sitting behind her are referring to the tinsel in her hair, a tradition of Stanford’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. (IT news)

Kazakhstan Beats Alabama On Science Tests. Massachusetts Bests Japan. Global Comparisons Are Sillyview story

http://techcrunch.com – One of America’s worst performing education systems, Alabama schools, got beat on International science tests by the humble central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, and only narrowly outperformed Iran and Turkey. (IT news)