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Gates-backed inBloom winding down after non-profit faces concerns over privacy

InBloom, which was backed by $100 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, is closing up shop after parents worried that its database technology was violating their children’s privacy. InBloom’s CEO Iwan Streichenberger explained in a letter on the non-profit’s site this morning: “It is a shame that the progress of this important… Read More

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Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The future of education is data

If there was a single nerdy subtext that Bill Gates brought to his closing keynote at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, it was the importance of data. Useful data. Education data. Gates, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was the headliner to a standing-room only crowd of roughly 2,500 at SXSWedu, the… Read More