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Half-Life creator wins BAFTA Fellowship, says thanks to UK

Valve's CEO Gabe Newell will be honoured at the ceremony on 5 March, joining gaming greats Peter Molyneux and Shigeru Miyamoto.

By February 25, 2013

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.

By May 9, 2013

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How Code for America upgrades local government

Frequently described as a Peace Corps for geeks, Code for America pairs highly skilled Web developers and entrepreneurs with cities in need of high-tech help.

By April 9, 2013

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Intel science contest picks 40 high school seniors as finalists

Chosen for their scientific prowess, the finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search will compete in March for the top prize of $100,000.

By January 23, 2013

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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing, as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

By July 5, 2012

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Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

Investor and entrepreneur tells the CBS news magazine that a college degree is unnecessary for financial success, but critics call his program an elitist ploy.

By May 20, 2012

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Cosmo editor ponies up $30 million for the future of news

The new David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation will bring together students from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford's Engineering School in a bid to help inspire a new generation of news consumption tools and applications.

By January 30, 2012

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The 404 830: Where sorry does not put the crackers in our stomachs (podcast)

Today we explore an offer from PayPal's co-founder to give a $100,000 fellowship to students who drop out and start their own company. He argues that people under 20 can learn more useful skills at a start-up than at a university.

By May 27, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1477: Google is taking over your wallet (Podcast)

Donald Bell and Antuan Goodwin stop by the studio for a very special episode of Boys Out Loud with your host Brian Tong. We discuss the future of Google Wallet and whether or not we will spend more money for higher quality apps for the Windows Phone. We also discuss Apples Malware evolution as well as the PayPal founders idea to pay high school grads not go to college and instead start their own tech companies. All this and much more on todays episode of BOL.

By May 26, 2011

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People power in short supply for green tech

Tech-industry veterans who have traded bits and bytes for clean electrons say getting up to speed and making fresh contacts are key.

By March 26, 2010