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New York U and Google Researchers Expose Shady Business of Pay-Per-Install

A research team at New York University and Google are reporting this week on the "shady practices" of delivering unwanted advertising and software as part of the payload of legitimate programs.

Auburn U Partners with Plus Location Systems on IoT research

The Radio Frequency Identification Lab at Auburn University in Alabama has partnered with PLUS Location Systems in an effort to advance research and development of internet of things technologies.

Higher Ed CBE Platform Adds Company 'Friending' to Feature Set

An online learning platform used in 50 colleges and universities has introduced a new feature that lets those institutions "friend" companies that are potential landing pads for their graduates.

Arizona State Students Design VR Apps for 360-Degree Storytelling

Two apps created by students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at ASU are receiving recognition for their innovative, virtual reality storytelling.



Carnegie Mellon Win Attests to Benefits of Automated Security in DARPA Competition

A start-up that formed at Carnegie Mellon University has won $2 million in the first-ever all-machine hacking tournament.

Stanford Picks New Grant Proposal Submission Software

Stanford University has selected new software to electronically submit federal grant proposals.

MIT Software Greatly Simplifies Tough Database Querying

New software from researchers at MIT could make even the most complex databases easier for non-experts to use.

Defense Department to Host Virtual College Fair

The Department of Defense's Voluntary Education Program will host a virtual education college fair for active military personnel, veterans and family members.

Pearson Writer Offered as Microsoft Word Add-in

A free writing app from Pearson now plugs into Microsoft Word to make its feature set available to students as they're working on assignments.

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Report: Online Courses and Free Market Can Crack Higher Ed 'Problems'

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

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