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Research: Trust Diminishes with Sharing Site Growth

"The better to know you" could end up being, "The less to trust you," at least in certain kinds of online interactions. Two researchers from Stanford University's Department of Sociology recently published a freely available article about the "sharing economy," which suggests that easy trust forged between strangers diminishes with time as a Web site that brings people together grows.

Oracle Offers Big Data Analysis Tool for Student Recruiting, Retention

A cloud-based platform that Oracle introduced this week aims to make it easier to aggregate, analyze and use big data to segment and communicate with students and prospective students.

Eurocom Intros Mobile Server with 3.9 GHz Xeon E3-1200 Series Processors

Eurocom has launched a new mobile server, the Eurocom P5 Pro SE3, which is powered Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors.

Penn State Researcher Developing Educational Tools To Help Fight Digital Piracy

Vishal Monga, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, is working on a method of analyzing images, audio files, videos and documents to prevent piracy, and he plans to develop a video game to help his students test piracy methods in an effort to combat the illegal online activity.



Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online

When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.

LinkedIn Intros One-Click Program for Adding Degree Credentials to User Profiles

With a newly expanded "Add to Profile" program from LinkedIn, colleges and universities can invite their graduates to display their degrees and certificates on their LinkedIn profiles by clicking a single link.

Cybrary Launches Online Platform for IT Education

Cybrary has launched an online platform designed to help higher ed and K-12 teachers plan manage and monitor IT and cybersecurity curricula.

WebAssign Adds New Homework Tools for University Science Books

WebAssign is expanding its online homework options with solutions for University Science Books, a publisher of astronomy, biology, chemistry and environmental science textbooks.

Cal Tech Upgrades Library Search Platform

The California Institute of Technology is rolling out EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services, to provide library users with high-quality search results from articles, e-books, the library catalog, institutional repositories and other sources.

Adobe Looks To Cut Paper Processes with Document Cloud and New Touch Enabled Acrobat DC

Adobe is gearing up to release a major revision of its PDF tool for desktop and mobile, Acrobat, and to launch a new service called the Adobe Document Cloud, which will provide document management, control and electronic signing capabilities.