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2014

Founder and Patent Holder Dr. Bob Showen wins Inventor of the Year from SVIPLA

December 22, 2014

Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) last night awarded Dr. Bob Showen the “Inventor of the Year,” award for his invention of SST/ShotSpotter’s gunshot detection location technology.  more >>

2U Inc. Recognized As "IPO Of The Year"

December 15, 2014

2U has been recognized by Washington Business Journal with an award for initial public offering (IPO) of the year.  more >>

Founder and Patent Holder Dr. Bob Showen wins Inventor of the Year from SVIPLA

December 19, 2014

Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA) last night awarded Dr. Bob Showen the “Inventor of the Year,” award for his invention of SST/ShotSpotter’s gunshot detection location technology.  more >>

Detroit Pistons To Offer Fans App In Effort To Improve Safety, Enjoyment Of Game

December 16, 2014

The team announced Monday that they will partner with a tech company to improve the safety and enjoyment of the fan experience in attending a game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. more >>

Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

December 11, 2014

Some university faculty doubt that online education offers meaningful student-teacher interaction, and argue that online courses are inferior to face-to-face learning. Still others broadly oppose collaborations with for-profit external providers. more >>

Senet, a New Hampshire based IoT / M2M network company, announces Dave Kjendal as the new CTO and Vice President, Engineering

December 05, 2014

Senet, a leader in the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) / Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, continues to develop the Senet executive management team with the addition of Dave Kjendal as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering. more >>

 

USC Releases Campus Safety App

November 21, 2014

In May 2012, two international graduate students were fatally shot while sitting in a parked car in a neighborhood near the campus. That same year, a gang-related shooting that took place Halloween night, this time on campus, left four injured.Those kinds of incidents prompted the university to take a more aggressive strategy to protect its students. more >>

Senet Partners With IBM, Semtech, Others to Broaden M2M Reach

November 21, 2014

EnerTrac, a New Hampshire company founded nearly five years ago with a mission to help home heating fuel vendors make their delivery services more profitable, efficient and timely, has recently expanded into an Internet of Things services firm that hopes its low-cost, long-range wireless technology will attract new customers from a host of industries. more >>

EnerTrac Announces a Major Restructuring and the Launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company

November 6, 2014

Today EnerTrac announces a major restructuring, and the launch of Senet, the Sensible Network Company. more >>

2U, Inc. adds recognized higher education leader Edward S. Macias to Board of Directors

November 4, 2014

2U announced that Edward S. Macias, provost emeritus and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences for Washington University in St. Louis, has joined its board of directors. more >>

2U, Inc. Named as One of 12 U.S. Global Growth Companies for 2014 by World Economic Forum

October 22, 2014

2U has been named to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 list of 12 U.S. Global Growth Companies (GGCs) representing the country’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. more >>

ShotSpotter Reports 20.6 % Reduction In Gunfire Incidents Across U.S. During First Half Of 2014

October 09, 2014

ShotSpotter announced that its National Gunfire Index revealed that gunfire incidents during the first half of 2014 are down by 20.6 percent, compared to first half of 2013, in the 31 communities across the U.S. where ShotSpotter was deployed during both periods. more >>

GUPD Catches 6 Suspects

September 30, 2014

The Georgetown University Police Department caught six suspects this month using security cameras and LiveSafe, the new mobile application that allows students to send anonymous tips and emergency calls. more >>

Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape

September 26, 2014

As online options become more prevalent among universities, they are earning a reputation as an alternative, but not less prestigious, route. In addition to establishing programs targeting adult populations, some higher education institutions rely on new technology to increase traditional undergraduate and graduate student course and degree enrollment.  more >>

Georgetown trains nurse-midwives across the country through an online program

September 26, 2014

Georgetown’s Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program, which kicked off in 1972 and is the only nurse-midwife program based in the D.C. area, transitioned three years ago to online classes. more >> 

SST Launches Sitesecure To Thwart Attacks On Critical Infrastructure And Accelerate Response

September 25, 2014

SST Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter Flex and the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, has extended its proven technology and service offerings with the launch of ShotSpotter SiteSecure for Critical Infrastructure, created to meet the unique protection needs of large, strategic, critical facilities. more >> 

SST Launches SecureCampus Gunfire Detection for School Campuses

September 24, 2014

SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter Flex and the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, today announced the launch of SecureCampus, an unprecedented gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at university and school campuses and other critical infrastructure locations. more >> 

Introducing Accounting@Syracuse, a New Online Master of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and 2U, Inc.

September 23, 2014

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman) and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) today announced an expansion of their existing MBA@Syracuse program to include Accounting@Syracuse, a newly rebranded and strengthened online Master of Science in Professional Accounting designed to prepare students for accounting roles in business strategy, consulting, information management and other business fields. more >> 

#WorldRhinoDay: How tech is helping to save one of Africa’s Big Five in South Africa 

September 22, 2014

Technology has become vital in the cause to stop Rhino poaching in game reserves and major parks around Southern Africa. Here are four technologies helping researchers, rangers and authorities crack down on poachers. more >> 

2U, Inc. and its University Partners Surpass 20,000-Placement Milestone in Providing Field-Based Learning Experiences for Students

September 18, 2014

Landover, MD (September 18, 2014) – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), today announced that 2U and its university partners have now facilitated more than 20,000 field-based learning experiences for education, social work and nursing students with more than 10,000 schools, hospitals, clinics and community-based organizations in all 50 U.S. states and more than 61 countries around the world. more >> 

Inside the Launch of HeroX

September 07, 2014

In an in-depth interview with Emily Fowler, co-founder of HeroX, read about the state of crowdfunding and prize competitions, what’s working and what needs improvement, and much more.  more >> 

'See Something, Say Something' launched at WVU

September 07, 2014

Prior to the football game Saturday, West Virginia University officially launched the “See Something, Say Something” campaign. WVU is the first organization in the state to become involved with the initiative, which serves to prevent acts of terrorism.  more >> 

LiveSafe App Promotes Safety on Georgetown Campus

September 05, 2014

In response to several campus safety concerns from students and administrators last spring, the university has introduced LiveSafe, a new mobile application that focuses on addressing campus safety through a simple virtual platform.  more >> 

With new UD app, safety is in the palm of your hands

September 04, 2014

Students, faculty, parents and the community can now feel a little safer knowing University of Delaware Police are just a swipe away, thanks to a new app called LiveSafe. more >> 

USC Ed dean: 2U made growing our program possible

September 02, 2014

Earlier this month, the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education celebrated five years and 2,000 graduates in its online Master of Arts in Teaching program offered via 2U. more >> 

Apps Aim to Prevent Sexual Assault, Rape on Campus

August 29, 2014

A slew of new apps aim to prevent assault and rape on college campuses, under the assumption that students are never too far from their smartphones. more >>

Arizona State University Offers Added Security with Smartphone App

August 23, 2014

TEMPE, AZ - It’s a virtual world and Arizona State University police plan to tap into it with a new app called “LiveSafe .” The app doesn’t replace ASU’s blue light or 911 system, but does put it in the hands of every student, employee and parent who downloads it onto their smart phone. more >> 

Va. Wesleyan Encourages Students to Download Safety App

August 21, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — On most college campuses, students are constantly using their mobile devices, and Virginia Wesleyan College is using that fact to increase security. The college is trying to get the word out to students to download the new LiveSafe app. more >> 

Apple's Swift Programming Language Promoted by Topcoder Crowdsourcing Platform

August 21, 2014

Cloud services provider Appirio is employing its topcoder crowdsourcing platform to speed up the development of applications built for iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Apple's new Swift programming language, the company announced this week. more >> 

Inside the Launch of HeroX, a Crowdsourcing Innovation Platform

August 20, 2014

"We’d love it if, in the future, someone reads the newspaper in the morning and as they read all the terrible things going on in the world, instead of feeling badly about them, they go to HeroX.com and launch a competition to solve it,” explained Emily Fowler, co-founder of HeroX, a crowdsourcing innovation platform that allows anyone to launch competitions to solve local and global problems. more >> 

Move-In Day at the University of Cincinnati, New App Available to Keep Students Safe

August 20, 2014

CINCINNATI -- Wednesday marks move-in day at the University of Cincinnati and an app first introduced in May aims to keep students safer this year along with several other safety precautions university police are implementing. The new mobile app, launched on May 1, provides an extra communications tool for students and others to reach university police. more >> 

Large Enterprises Harness the Power of Appirio and the Topcoder Crowdsourcing Community to Develop Enterprise Apps Based on Apple's Swift Programming Language

August 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced that BMC Software, Booz Allen Hamilton, Brivo Labs, HARMAN and NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT I3), have partnered with Appirio and its 660,000 topcoder member community of data scientists, developers and designers to create enterprise iOS and OS X applications based on Apple's new Swift programming language. more >> 

ODU launches mobile app to help decrease crime

August 15, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Another Hampton Roads university with a history of violent crimes in nearby neighborhoods is beefing up campus security.

Old Dominion University launched a mobile app called LiveSafe on Friday. The goal is to decrease crime in the area by making communication about what’s going on in and around campus as easy as the touch of a button. more >> 

Five Years and 2,000 Graduates: How A Pioneering Master of Arts in Teaching Program Grew Exponentially Without Adding a Single Lecture Hall

August 7, 2014

USC Rossier School of Education Achieves a High-Quality Online Program With Graduates in 47 States and 16 Countries. more >> 

2U, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

August 6, 2014

Revenue up 32% over second quarter of 2013

LANDOVER, Md., August 6, 2014 -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online, today reported financial and operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. more >> 

2U, Southern Methodist University Launch Data Science Master's Degree

August 1, 2014

2U Inc. named its latest expansion Thursday, launching an online graduate program in data science at Southern Methodist University.

The master of science degree program, dubbed DataScience@SMU, is expected to start in January. It will offer a courses in "computer science, statistics, strategic behavior, and data visualization," according to a news releasemore >> 

NASA’s Asteroid Tracker Challenge

July 25, 2014

A 14-day Marathon Match with $15,000 in prizes at stake starts today. Join other competitors to devise algorithms to help NASA track asteroids that would cause cataclysmic devastation were they to impact Earth.

This contest is a new phase of NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge being run on Appirio's [topcoder] platform. more >> 

Mobile App to Enhance Prevention, Public Safety Communications on Campus

July 24, 2014

This is the first in a two-part series about a mobile application designed to improve public safety and awareness at college campuses. In today’s feature, FirstNet talks to the co-founder of LiveSafe – Kristina Anderson – about her motivations for developing the application. more >> 

The Nation’s Oldest School of Social Work, Simmons College School of Social Work, Welcomes Inaugural Class of Online Students

July 23, 2014

Pioneering Social Work Institution Extends its Reach to Help Fill National Need for Qualified Clinical Social Work Professionals

BOSTON — July 23, 2014 — Simmons College School of Social Work announced today that its inaugural class of students has begun courses in SocialWork@Simmons, the school’s online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) programmore >> 

Vivek Wadhwa: The Most Powerful Way to Create Innovation is ...

July 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,000 prize to the first person to fly non-stop between New York and Paris. Several unsuccessful attempts were made before an American airmail pilot named Charles Lindbergh won the competition in 1927 with his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis.

Lindbergh’s achievement made him a national hero and a global celebrity, but it also sparked the interest and investment that led to the modern aviation industry. more >> 

How to Build an App with the Crowd

July 17, 2014

I have at least 7 really cool app ideas… but I have no time, and I frankly couldn’t program them to save my life. Could you?

I started looking into how I could design and make an app quickly and cheaply… Normally what I’d do is go out and hire an in-house developer (or a freelancer). But that is so linear.

There is a better way… And ultimately, now I’m doing it. more >> 

GW Launches First-Ever Mobile App for Health Admin. Students With 2U

July 17, 2014

2U, Inc. has gained rapid recognition in higher education for its cloud-based software-as-a-service platform that delivers dynamic course content via cutting-edge technology online. In March, when 2U decided to venture into the mobile world, the local edtech company again promised successful academic outcomes, this time through an interactive virtual learning experience available with by app. more >> 

Baltimore City to Install Gunfire-Recognition System

July 10, 2014

A system that recognizes the sound of gunfire, triangulates the location and sends an automatic signal to nearby surveillance cameras, will soon be installed in sections of Baltimore City. more >> 

Safety First: How a New Breed of Apps is Affecting Campus Security 

July 9, 2014

Smart phone technology is changing the face of law enforcement. Goodbye, blue light call boxes. Hello, Safety 2.0. As wired campuses get more tech-savvy, so do their security systems. Armed with the ability to reach students and faculty anywhere and at virtually any time, a bevy of new mobile safety apps is revolutionizing how campus police respond to and deal with emergency situations. more >> 

Smart Roofs To Help NYC Cops Fight Crime

July 7, 2014

New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton is taking a creative approach to quelling the violence.

Bratton is launching a two-year, $1.5 million pilot program to install microphone-based rooftop sensors in select locations. ShotSpotter, which makes the sensors, aims to help police work more effectively by providing data on gunfire incidents, many of which go unreported. more>>

2U, Inc. Added to the Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes

June 30, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — June 30, 2014 — 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education to qualified students anywhere, announced today it has been added to the broad-market Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes. more >> 

2U, Inc. –Mobile Cloud Revolutionizing Education

June 20, 2014

Offering cloud-based education courses to university grad students over mobile is “a necessity – it is a no-brainer to offer education over mobile,” states James Kenigsberg, CTO of 2U. more >> 

Appirio Bolsters [topcoder] Community with Developer Profiling, App Testing Capabilities

June 17, 2014

Appirio's crowdsourced approach to software development -- now called [topcoder] -- has garnered planned of attention among organizations that simply don't have the time, resources or skills to get cloud projects or mobile apps or even Google Glass solutions created more quickly. more >> 

2U, Inc. and its University Partners Reach Company Milestone of Supporting More than 10,000 Students

June 4, 2014

2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education to qualified students anywhere, announced today that more than 10,000 students have enrolled in its partners’ programs since the first program launched in 2009. more >> 

High Quality Apps to Reach Market Faster Thanks to Crowdsourcing Partnership

June 3, 2014

Applause, the 360° app quality company, and Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced a partnership to bring high-quality apps more quickly to market. The partnership combines Applause testing services and its global community of more than 140,000 professional software and app testers around the world, with Appirio’s [topcoder] development platform and the 630,000 developers, designers and data scientists in the [topcoder] community, to provide customers with a more unified and complete crowdsourced software development lifecycle. more >> 

LiveSafe Service Helps Keep College Students Safer

May 29, 2014

A free app called LiveSafe wants to be the blue light in every student’s pocket. It launched on iOS and Android this past fall, giving students a free way to anonymously contact campus police about situations that didn’t necessarily qualify as 911 emergencies. more >> 

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and 2U, Inc. to Launch MBA@Syracuse Online MBA Degree Program in 2015

May 28, 2014

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman) and 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education online, today announced a partnership to further strengthen Syracuse’s highly ranked online MBA degree. more >> 

2U’s University Partners to Offer Cross-University Course Enrollment

May 22, 2014

2U announced today a new cross-university course enrollment initiative. This is an opportunity for students in 2U-enabled graduate programs to enroll in select courses from other 2U-enabled programs. more >> 

Crowdsourced Developers to Play Important Role in Creating Applications for Human Information

May 21, 2014

Today Appirio announced an initiative to work with HP Autonomy to raise awareness of its IDOL OnDemand platform through the [topcoder] community. Working with [topcoder], HP Autonomy will run a series of developer challenges that showcase how IDOL OnDemand APIs can empower applications to make sense of vast amounts of “human information”. more >> 

New Developer Profile System Incorporates Information from 60+ Technology Communities to Provide a Single View of Development and Design Skills

May 15, 2014

Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced the acquisition of Coderbits, creating a new state-of-the-art profiling system for developers and designers to showcase their skills and accomplishments from across a vast ecosystem of online platforms.  more >>

2U, Inc. and 2U Executives Named Finalists for a Range of Business and Technology Awards

May 13, 2014

2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enables leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education, announced today that the company, its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) have all been nominated for a host of industry awards. more >>

2U, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

May 12, 2014

LANDOVER, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online, today reported financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. more >>

An Interview With 2U, Inc. CEO Chip Paucek on Forever Changing Higher Education

May 12, 2014

Ever since 2U, Inc (NASDAQ: TWOU ) held its IPO in March, I've observed skepticism among investors given the less-than-stellar performance of its publicly traded peers in the education technology space. After all, shares of connected education platform specialist Chegg (NYSE: CHGG ) plunged more than 22% last quarter, after its results came in better-than-expected but forward margin guidance underwhelmed Wall Street. more >>

The Secret Sauce to 2U's Success: Start Small, Get it Right and Then Expand

May 12, 2014

Maryland online education software-as-a-service company 2U finished more than six percent up from its IPO of $13 when it debuted on the NASDAQ exchange on March 28.  But while the IPO isn't anything to scoff at, it's the story of 2U's impressive portfolio of bachelor's, master's and doctoral program offerings – which isn't commonplace – that make the company's success such an incredible tale to follow. more >>

2U, Inc. Releases First Online Higher Education “Impact Report”

May 8, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. – May 8, 2014 – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education online, today released its first online higher education “Impact Report,” providing an overview of the degree programs, students and faculty that 2U supports, including high-level information about the impact and outcomes of these efforts. more >>

2U Changing Education Landscape

May 6, 2014

Jack Ford talks with Chip Paucek CEO/co-founder of 2u and Dean Karen Gallagher of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education to talk about their collective efforts to be the first to offer an online doctorate. 2u recently won the Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award for the second year in a row while at the ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit. more >>

Over $200,000 in prizes awarded to AgPrize Challenge winners

April 30, 2014

When was the last time you thought about the food you were eating? If you were someone who was entered in the Agricultural Innovation Prize, you think about it every day. The A.I.G. was put together by 40 Chances, the Howard G. Buffet Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With $240,000 in prizes, and the top team winning $100,000, the teams of students harvested their best ideas for the competition. With a prize that large, the teams brought their best.  more >>

2U Wins Return On Education (ROE) Innovation Award at the ASU+GSV Summit for Second Year in a Row

April 24, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – April 24, 2014 — 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) has been announced the winner in the “Partnerships” category of the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit’s Return On Education (ROE) Innovation Awards. 2U, a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality degree programs online, also won the category in the award’s 2013 inaugural year.  more >>

2U, Inc. CEO Chip Paucek Among the Highest Ranking CEOs of 2014 by Glassdoor

April 22, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – April 24, 2014 — 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) has been announced the winner in the “Partnerships” category of the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit’s Return On Education (ROE) Innovation Awards. 2U, a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality degree programs online, also won the category in the award’s 2013 inaugural year.   more >>

ShotSpotter Study: Gunshots Underreported To Cops

April 17, 2014

Less than one out of every five illegal gunshot incidents is reported to law enforcement, with some high-crime neighborhoods calling in fewer than 10 percent of their total shootings, according to a new analysis. more >>

ShotSpotter Releases Nationwide Gunshot Statistics

April 16, 2014

The company that created ShotSpotter, a system of sensors used to detect and locate gunfire, released its first comprehensive nationwide index of gunshot activity in U.S. cities on Wednesday. more >>

Blackboard Partners with LiveSafe to Tackle High Priority Issue of Campus Safety

April 15, 2014

Edtech titan Blackboard announced a strategic new partnership Tuesday with LiveSafe – a leading school safety app that allows college students to easily keep tabs on campus crime in case of an emergency. The two higher ed-focused companies have joined forces to expand LiveSafe's mobile security technology offering, providing more students at more schools across the country with the tool they need to stay safe and sound.  more >>

Can you help us design a future HeroX challenge?

April 11, 2014

Our ultimate goal at HeroX is to build a crowdsourcing platform where the world can participate in and contribute to the framing of problems and challenges — and then solve them. One of our goals is reaching out to experts in the field to get help in creating our judging criteria and potentially identifying judges and competitors for the competition. And it's time to take our first crack at it! That's right, we have an upcoming challenge that we hope you, the crowd, can help us along the research and design process.   more >>

Ellucian Introduces $50,000 HeroX Student Success Innovation Challenge at Ellucian Live

April 8, 2014

Ellucian® announced at Ellucian Live it is issuing a challenge to its customers to develop innovative solutions to increase student graduation and retention. The Student Success Innovation Challenge, a $50,000 competition delivered by Ellucian on the HeroX platform, is designed to foster collaboration and develop creative ideas from Ellucian’s community of over 2,400 colleges and universities. more >>

23 innovators have entered the San Antonio Mx Challenge!

April 4, 2014

We are so happy to announce that 23 innovators have entered Geekdom's San Antonio Mx Challenge! We can't wait to see their solutions to get Mexican start-ups to San Antonio.  more >>

The High-Tech Guns That Know Who Is Firing Them

April 2, 2014

As a teenager, Omer Kiyani was shot in the face with an unsecured firearm. He still struggles with the trauma. But the Detroit engineer now believes he has created a device that would have saved him and may save thousands of others. more >>

Trusting the Crowd

March 27, 2014

At HeroX we tend to be very optimistic about the future (we’ve self-selected for that!). But we never want to give the impression to our community that we’ve got all the answers. In fact, we frequently end up staring at each other with startled expressions until one (or all!) of us back quietly out of the room. But that’s okay, we’re not building Crystal Balls Incorporated here. We need help deciding how to grow, what needs to be done now and what can wait a bit.  more >>

2U Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

March 27, 2014

Landover, MD –March 27, 2014 – 2U, Inc. today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 9,175,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $13.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on March 28, 2014 under the ticker “TWOU.”  more >>

LiveSafe Announces $6.5M Series A Financing Led by IAC

March 25, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – LiveSafe, a mobile safety technology company (www.livesafemobile.com), today announced $6.5 million in Series A financing led by IAC (NASDAQ:IACI). Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC, will join the Board of Directors of the company. more >>

2U Releases Six New Mobile Apps for Students, Completing Mobile Access Rollout Across All Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

March 18, 2014

LANDOVER, Md.— March 18, 2014—2U, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere, today released six new mobile apps that provide students with anytime, anywhere access to course content without the need for an Internet connection. more >>

EnerTrac ends fuel delivery guessing game

March 9, 2014

HUDSON — A Hudson manufacturing firm is taking a twofold approach to conserving energy. EnerTrac, located at 46 River Road, produces automated gauges that monitor levels of oil and propane in consumers' tanks. The end result, company CEO George Dannecker said, is continuous savings for consumers and heating providers alike. more >>

Hudson firm thinks its ‘smart’ heating-oil gauges might help Fuller Oil delivery issues

March 5, 2014

HUDSON – A Hudson company called EnerTrac thinks it has at least a partial answer to the frustrations of Fuller Oil customers trying to get in touch with the company while awaiting deliveries: better tank gauges. more >>

Sallie Krawcheck and Earl Lewis to Join 2U’s Board of Directors

February 24, 2014

Landover, MD. February 24, 2014 – 2U, a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere,today announced that it intends to expand its board of directors and will then appoint two new members to fill those seats: Sallie Krawcheck and Earl Lewis. more >>

2U Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

February 21, 2014

Landover, MD – February 21, 2014 – 2U, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares will be issued and sold by 2U, and another portion is expected to be sold by certain stockholders of the company. 2U plans to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "TWOU." more >>

2U Announces the Formation of its First Advisory Board

February 12, 2014

Landover, MD. February 12, 2014 – 2U, a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high quality education to qualified students anywhere, today announced the formation of a new advisory board. more >>

New Book Examining Innovative Approaches in Education to Accelerate Economic Development Launches at Davos

January 22, 2014

Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Boston, MA and Davos-Klosters, Switzerland — Jan. 22, 2014 – Seeking to increase awareness of the need to improve education systems around the world, members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Education & Skills, including Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Professor David E. Bloom, Mercer Regional President – North America, Pat Milligan, and 2U, Inc. CEO Chip Paucek, have prepared a forward thinking book, “Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches,” that examines the challenges and opportunities related to education and skill development with an emphasis on actions and outcomes.  more >>

Campus Safety App Developer, LiveSafe, Rounds Up Corporate Advisory Board

January 16, 2014

Prestigious Advisory Board includes leaders in public safety, higher education and military sectors to provide strategic direction and expertise. LiveSafe, Inc., (www.livesafemobile.com) a Virginia-based technology company that has developed a mobile safety application designed to increase safety in schools, communities and military installations around the country, has announced its distinguished Corporate Advisory Board. more >>

Appirio Relaunches Topcoder

January 15, 2014

Appirio Adds New Capabilities to the Leading Platform and Community for Crowdsourced Development, Lays Out 2014 Roadmap, and Moves TopCoder Open to San Francisco in 2014. more >>

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