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Mathieu Plourde

As Amazon Arrives, the Campus Bookstore Is a Books Store No More - 0 views

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    "It is a conversation occurring on campuses across the country: If more and more students are buying and renting their course books online, why do they need a bookstore?"
Mathieu Plourde

Amazon Education, Amazon Inspire Move Forward - 0 views

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    "the company opened an "Amazon Education Wait List" earlier in the month. The new platform, "Amazon Inspire," would allow teachers to upload, manage, share, and discover resources in a similar fashion to the reviewing and purchasing systems already in existence through Amazon. Content will be searchable using assigned metadata tags organized by the federal Learning Registry, and will aid in an effort to collect data concerning how digital resources are created and used."
Mathieu Plourde

Amazon Unveils Kindle Textbook Creator - 0 views

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    Kindle Textbook Creator is designed to allow authors to use PDFs "easily prepare, publish and promote e-textbooks and other educational content for students to access on a broad range of devices," according to a news release. Once created, the resources can be uploaded to KDP for use by students anywhere in the world on Kindle Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices, Macs or PCs.
Mathieu Plourde

Zappos says goodbye to bosses - 1 views

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    "The unusual approach is called a "holacracy." Developed by a former software entrepreneur, the idea is to replace the traditional corporate chain of command with a series of overlapping, self-governing "circles." In theory, this gives employees more of a voice in the way the company is run."
Mathieu Plourde

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air - 1 views

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    "A drone sits at the end of a conveyer belt, waiting to pick up a package - Bezos says 86 percent of Amazon's packages are under 5 pounds - and can carry them up to 10 miles from the fulfillment center. As soon as Amazon can work out the regulations and figure out how to prevent your packages from being dropped on your head from above, Bezos promised, there will be a fleet of shipping drones taking the sky."
Mathieu Plourde

Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M - 0 views

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    Yes, you read that right. The Washington Post Company just announced that it has reached an agreement to sell the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million.
Mathieu Plourde

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards - automagically - 0 views

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    "Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically created a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily - and cheaply - storyboard their scripts. I've tried it, and while the service is still in beta, it's surprisingly good."
Mathieu Plourde

Amazon Just Beat Apple to the Classroom - 0 views

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    What we saw today is what our classrooms will look like once iPads are far cheaper, once digital textbooks can be handed down as easily as physical ones, once teachers of every subject have several educational material options to choose among. For now though, it's important to remember that "new" and "different" always come at a premium. One that the vast majority of us can't afford.
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