Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

24 11 2014


Companies feeling they aren’t getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather.

In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services are looking to change them, according to Eric Duffy, Pathgather’s chief executive officer.

“I got started on this on the consumer business side,” says Duffy. “When i started i didn’t know what an LMS was.” The idea was to find the best learning on the web. like a Kayak of learning, and keep track of what you’re learning a la LinkedIn, and do it in a social context like Facebook.”

The company’s aim, according to Duffy, is to allow people to get more out of what they learn online. Initially the company put up a demo of how its software would work to enhance learning in a social context…

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Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

21 11 2014


Editor’s note: David Richards is the co-founder and CEO of WANdisco.

The hospitals where my grandchildren are born will be unrecognizable to those we know today; they’ll be safer, cleaner and more efficient. And what is considered world class in 2014 will tomorrow be viewed with the same disdain we reserve for medical practice in the Dark Ages.

Global healthcare is at a pivotal moment in its history, on a par with Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking work with sterilization. As the quantity of data we generate rapidly expands and we continue to develop the computational power to store it, health authorities will be able to gather more information about their patients in a single year than has been open to them in all history.

While today we rely on the well-trained eye of the general practitioner and the steady hand of the surgeon, tomorrow’s…

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Netflix Will Expand To Australia And New Zealand In March 2015

20 11 2014


In its last quarterly earnings video streaming service Netflix teased that it would be soon launching in more countries and today comes confirmation of that: the company will be expanding Down Under, to Australia and New Zealand, in March 2015.

“Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available,” the company says. “At launch, the premium and unique Netflix offering will include such original series as Marco Polo, BoJack Horseman and, among many kids titles, DreamWorks Animation’s All Hail King Julien.”

These two new countries come after the video company was already live 50 other markets, including the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the U.K. and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Netflix is currently the biggest subscription-based video…

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TC Droidcast Episode 27: Nexus 6 Is Too Big And Nokia N1 Is Too iPad

20 11 2014


This week on the Droidcast, it’s Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Engadget’s Chris Velazco, and we’re talking in more detail about the Nexus 6 now that the full reviews are out. Bottom line: It’s big. We also tackle Nokia’s return to hardware with an Android-powered tablet, and Google’s acquisition of an iOS prototyping company.

Next week, we’ll have more to talk about in terms of the first devices beyond the Nexus program to get a taste of Lollipop, including the M7 and M8 HTC One GPE smartphones and the Nvidia Shield Tablet.

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The Physical Benefits of Gaming

16 11 2014

The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (11/01/14-11/06/14)

16 11 2014

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Welcome to The Comic-Verse, a feature that is all about sharing and promoting content. Not only will you find links to the very best comic-related posting each week from my fellow WordPress bloggers but you’ll also be treated to art from one talented individual. It is all about spreading the word while also honoring those people who tirelessly work away on blogs of their very own. So sit back and enjoy!


The Top 15 comic-related postings of the Week

House of Flying Scalpels
The Theatre List 29/10 – Wait! What do you mean no Marvel?

X-Men comics (November 5 2014)

Arousing Grammar
Catwoman & Matches Malone fight crime

Modern Mythologies
Retro Review: Blue Beetle #1 (1967) – “Who is the Question?”

Amazing Spider-Man 9 review


The Telltale Mind
Mind Capsules – Amazing Spider-Man #9 and Men of Wrath #2

Nothing But Comics!
Red Skull, Captain America & How They Came to Be

Sidekick Reviews
The Walking Dead…

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One Thing You Should Do Today Kat Popovic

12 11 2014


According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, despite the high-profile security breaches in the last year (think Target, Heartbleed) which have given us a case of generalized digital anxiety, 62% of online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the InternetOne Thing You Should Do Today image ConsumerReportsJuly2014 248x300, a reaction Consumer Reports calls:

“a combination of fatalism and paralysis.”

I know I’ve felt that way: there is so much risk, what could I possibly do that would make a difference? And even if I could do something, where would I start? Change all my passwords? Cancel my credit cards? Stop using wi-fi? (HA! As if.) Ok maybe I could do one of those things… tomorrow.

As a freelancer or small business owner, you probably feel the same way. You’re using lots of SaaS apps because they are awesome, and they make your business even more awesome, and you are cutting edge. It…

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