Best Tech Colleges Are Harder Than Ever To Get In
alphadogg writes "Results from the early application rounds at the nation's best technical colleges indicate that it will be another excruciatingly difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into top-notch undergraduate computer science and engineering programs. Leading tech colleges reported a sharp rise in early applications, prompting them to be more selective in choosing prospective freshmen for the Class of 2017. Many colleges are reporting lower acceptance rates for their binding early decision and non-binding early action admissions programs than in previous years. Here's a roundup of stats from MIT, Stanford and others."
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Marketo Offers LaunchPoint, An App and Services Network For The “Marketing Nation”
Marketo is offering a new service called LaunchPoint, which is meant to serve the “marketing nation,” a term Marketo coined to describe an ecosystem of technology partners and professional service providers. The LaunchPoint service is essentially an app and services network for marketers. The storefront-style service integrates with the Marketo marketing-automation platform and is geared toward marketing professionals — generally defined as those who do branding or communications. That perception is changing, as the number of apps for marketing professionals starts to scale and the people networks become more connected. Marketo says the marketing nation, this year more than ever, has a deeper identity, and is defined by three forces: The marketing profession is bigger than ever. Marketing now actually drives revenue rather than being that “fuzzy cost center” with little ROI. Data/big data is just as big of an issue for marketers now as it is for other areas of business. ...
Expert: US Plan for Uranium-233 Disposal "Shocking"
Uranium 233, a man-made substitute for natural uranium that was produced mostly in the 1960's and 70's to provide fuel for the nation's nascent nuclear energy program, turned out to be a highly expensive material with almost no practical application. Now, nearly fifty years and many billions of dollars later, the question before the US Department of Energy is how to safely neutralize and store the many thousands of pounds of it that remain in government facilities.
Brazilian Accelerator Appies Closes Seed Round To Concentrate On Mobile Apps Only
If you think about it Instagram, originally developed as a silly app to check into bars and take pictures of beer, had it right. The world is about 'mobile first'. And to that end, the emerging worlds of the so-called BRICK nations are clearly 'mobile first'. So it's interesting that Appies, an accelerator out of Brazil, has now announced its first seed round, (terms not undisclosed) from Trindade Investimentos. Appies plans to back mobile application developers not startups, and sees where that takes it. Admittedly, not every app developer wants to start a business or a startup. They just have a good idea for an app.