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New web site to amplify debate on Google book deal

New York-based SharedBook Inc. has set up a web site so the supporters and opponents of Google's digital book project can more easily post their opinions about a legal settlement…

Microsoft adds touch screen, web browser to Zune

Aiming to compete with Apple's iPod Touch, Microsoft Corp. says the next generation of its Zune music player due out in the fall will have a touch screen, web browser,…

Apple’s back-to-school deal repeats iPod Touch rebates

Apple kicked off its annual back-to-school promotion May 27, offering rebates of up to $229 toward the purchase of an iPod Touch or other iPod when bought with a qualifying…

Texting may be taking a toll on teens

Spurred by unlimited texting plans, American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008--nearly 80 messages a day, more than…

Recession imperils loan forgiveness programs

In states across the nation, college loan forgiveness programs are on the chopping block as the state agencies and nonprofit organizations that sponsor these programs are getting less money from…

States consider basing college funding on graduation rates

States fund public colleges primarily based on how many students are enrolled. But a number of legislatures are considering policies that instead would link funding to whether students graduate, USA…

Tennessee passes cyber-bullying legislation

Tennessee legislation aimed at preventing cyber bullying is headed to Gov. Phil Bredesen, who is expected to allow it to become law, reports the Commercial Appeal. …

UC Berkeley students to take laptops to children in Africa

A team of UC Berkeley undergraduates has won a grant from the One Laptop Per Child foundation to distribute 100 laptops to children in a small village in Uganda this…

Judge tosses BU ‘hacker’ search warrant

A district court judge has ordered Massachusetts and Boston University police to return a BU student's computers, cell phone, and other belongings, after finding that investigators did not sufficiently show…

Economic woes could reduce technology in K-12 classrooms

A report released by the American Association of School Administrators reveals that many school budgets will be cut during the 2009-10 school year because of reduced funding -- and technology…