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30 Things Turning 30 This Year
Though we often forget it in favor of its younger and more popular sibling (1984), 1983 was a banner year for American culture. If you’re turning 30 this year, you’re not alone—here are 30 things to celebrate with.
“Unless a deal is reached to change the course of the cuts, housing programs would be hit particularly hard, with about 125,000 individuals and families put at risk of becoming homeless, the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated. An additional 100,000 formerly homeless people might be removed from emergency shelters or other housing arrangements because of the cuts, the agency said.”
From the New York Times, “Poor Face Most Pain As Automatic Budget Cuts Take Effect”
We’re finally likely to see substantial innovation and competition in RSS desktop apps and sync platforms for the first time in almost a decade.
I can’t believe Google is shutting down Reader, a service that thousands and thousands of people use daily. Here’s more from Chris Taylor of Mashable:
“Hear that clunking sound? That’s thousands of jaws dropping at the news that Google Reader is going to be retired come July 1, 2013. That whooshing sound is “Google Reader” shooting to the top of Twitter’s worldwide trends, even on a day when a new pope was picked.”
Check out my latest article on Publishing Perspectives about this year’s SXSWedu conference: #SXSWedu: 5 Tips for Education Technology Startups
True to the SXSW brand of events, much of the conference focused on emerging technology, digital innovation and startups. From teachers-turned-entrepreneurs to venture capitalists, textbook publishers and officials from the Department of Education, almost all the speakers and panelists had advice to offer tech startups looking to break into the education market.
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