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Yahoo formally rejects Microsoft’s bid

Yahoo Inc. spurns Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid as inadequate without explaining how its management will match the payoff that the slumping Internet icon's shareholders would have received had…

Top affordable mobile broadband notebooks named

Notebooks by Dell and Taiwan-based Elitegroup Computer Systems are the winners of a contest for the best sub-$1000 laptop designs with embedded mobile broadband adapters...…

Students: Leave your cell phones at home

This year, Florida Department of Education officials have issued stricter guidelines than ever before for cell phones and electronic devices during a testing week...…

States push for cyberbully controls

Cyberbullying incidents -- along with complaints from teenagers, parents and educators -- are spurring an increasing number of state lawmakers across the nation to draft legislation giving schools more power…

NC schools look to online learning for summer school

A new online summer school program could replace pencils and books with keyboards and monitors for current or rising high school students in North Carolina this summer...…

Web-based university launches mobile channel

"It works with most cell phones," trumpets American InterContinental University Online as it announces the launch of AIU Mobile, a mobile delivery channel that offers many of the same elements…

Silicon Valley fund to bolster science, math ed

In an effort to tap the collective wealth of Silicon Valley for the benefit of science and math education, two California foundations have merged to form a new clearinghouse--the Silicon…

Hand-helds help prod older adults to exercise

Today's younger generation may reckon that "ne'er the twain shall meet" where technology and their elders are concerned. But research at the Stanford Prevention Research Center has shown that specially…

Teenagers lead lessons in technology

At a Baltimore, MD, high school, students teach free after-school courses in Photoshop, game design, web design and popular programs like MS Office to other students and community residents...…

Kids report on the presidential race

Amid the pack of journalists at the presidential debates, campaign rallies, and victory parties, students are reporting the whole scene from a kid's perspective. Outfitted in bright red shirts and…