Valve's CEO Gabe Newell will be honoured at the ceremony on 5 March, joining gaming greats Peter Molyneux and Shigeru Miyamoto.
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.
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.
Chosen for their scientific prowess, the finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search will compete in March for the top prize of $100,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tech-industry veterans who have traded bits and bytes for clean electrons say getting up to speed and making fresh contacts are key.