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How Google Took Over the Classroom

May 16, 2017

In the space of just five years, Google has helped upend the sales methods companies use to place their products in classrooms. It has enlisted teachers and administrators to promote Google’s products to other schools. It has directly reached out to educators to test its products -- effectively bypassing senior district officials.

Startup targets the TI calculators your kid lugs to class

May 16, 2017

“We think students shouldn’t have to purchase this old technology that predates the internet,” said Eli Luberoff, the company founder. “This market is shifting. A monopoly is crumbling.” Calculators such as the TI-84 are a staple for most college-bound students in the U.S. They retail for about $100, with fancier models going for more than twice that.

Alt-Left Targets Ajit Pai

May 16, 2017

About a dozen activists appeared outside Pai’s home at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The group remained peaceful and did not appear to trespass onto private property. The activists argue that Title II oversight is necessary to ensure that internet service providers, including Comcast and Verizon, cannot dictate what websites can access their network.