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Highlighter, 20MM release free interactive sociology book

Do you remember hitting ye olde campus bookstore back in your college days and getting sticker-shock from the final tally on your books? Yep, it’s expensive. Educational nonprofit 20 Million Minds Foundation (20MM) and publishing platform developer Highlighter announced their partnership on a new book for fall, Introduction to Sociology. And it’s free. Both organizations… Read More

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Tech Moves: Robert Wise joins MTN; RealNetworks taps CFO; REI’s promotions; and more

Robert Wise has been named chief innovation officer at MTN Satellite Communications, charged with building up the company’s product and technical team in Seattle. Wise most recently served as an engineering vice president in HP’s public cloud computing business, and before that served as an executive at Seattle mobile music startup Melodeo and as a… Read More

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Where are they now? Update on the TechStars Class of 2010

Some have gone out of business. Several have changed course. And most are still hanging their shingle in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, looking to transform everything from the way we watch TV to how we manage airline miles. As TechStars Seattle gets ready to launch a new batch of hatchlings on Thursday (full list… Read More

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No more slacking in class: Highlighter unveils Groups to boost student engagement

As students head back to college campuses this fall, here’s a new technology from a Seattle startup which might change the rules on those well-known slackers who’ve been known to skip homework and reading assignments. Highlighter’s latest offering, dubbed Groups, is a free online tool that allows professors to form private online groups where students,… Read More