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IBM Watson, Sesame Workshop launch cognitive vocabulary learning app for kids

In Georgia, US, IBM Watson and Sesame Workshop have piloted their first intelligent play and learning platform on IBM cloud at the Gwinnett County Public Schools, designed to establish evidence of learning at scale...

7 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

US$100 million for startup to 'reimagine education'

WASHINGTON: Tech industry leaders including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have raised $100 million for an education initiative aimed at "reimagining" schools from the elementary school level...

6 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The future of mobile exam preparation, Q&A with George Burgess

Inspired by the global mindset of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs while at Stanford, Burgess explains what Gojimo means for the industry, and why SA...

By Jessica Taylor 2 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

WASHINGTON, USA: Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study claims.

5 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple expected to improve iPad line

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple is expected to improve its range of iPads with the expected announcement of new gadgets as the tablet market heats up with competition from Google and Microsoft.

22 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Microsoft filters Bing for students

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said on Monday (24 June) it would offer an advertising-free version of its Bing search engine for schools, which also includes extra privacy and filtering of adult content.

26 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013

UNITED STATES

US digital library brings culture, history online

WASHINGTON, US: A new "digital public library" set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.

17 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Mobile devices outpace older computers

LAS VEGAS, USA: The global technology industry has become a tale of two sectors, with mobile devices surging at the expense of older electronics that are struggling, a forecast shows.

8 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Bing, bing - you can track Santa

WASHINGTON, USA: In the battle for Christmas, Microsoft has scored a win over Google as the official maps partner for Santa and his reindeer.

17 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

Deloitte Survey: Back-to-school shoppers ready to spend

NEW YORK, US: Consumers' days of cutting back-to-school spending are behind them, and shoppers are reverting to more traditional information sources to study up before heading to the store, according to Deloitte's annual "Back-to-School" survey, released this week.

10 Aug 2012