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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

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Google renews licensing deal with AP for news content Strangers help university succeed, virtually Blinding Technology of Online Learning iTunes U Downloads Top 300 Million The ABCs of E-Reading Social Networking and the Overshare Generation Melbourne Uni begins 50 student iPad pilot Kaplan Publishing Is Giving Away eBooks Inkling for iPad: A Vision of What e-Textbooks Should Look Like Christoper Newport University closing bookstore and launching Web site IBM launches its 'Master the Mainframe' competition Google Chrome tablet computer ‘on sale in November’ Beyond the Barcode: Combining Print and Mobile Platforms Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch Get college textbooks for less by renting instead of buying Survey: Publishers Could See as Much as $3 Billion from Interactive Periodicals Subs Google buys online currency management company Jambool Google Buys Jambool: Social Networking Battle Begins Shanda launches new e-reader in China Flattr opens beta of its micropayment platform Education IT Poised for Growth GoogleTV's Next Frontier: Google's DirecTV Partnership Nomad Editions to Debut Weekly Mobile Mini-Magazine Canterbury University signs alliance with Microsoft Mobile Internet More Popular in China than in U.S. Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books Google, Verizon make net neutrality proposal Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years Mass Paperback Publisher Goes All Digital Schools in Maryland Opt to "Go Google" University of Western Sydney to deploy Microsoft webmail F.C.C. Chief Opposes Fees for Internet Priority Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers Are students, parents too connected? Google drops Google Wave 'Free' movies, songs no more as colleges bust file-sharing Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2010 Murdoch: Tablets are the future for News Corp New Sites Empower Students to Build Their Own Scholarships Report: Facebook Delays IPO Till 2012

Google renews licensing deal with AP for news content TechWorld.com.au August 31 2010 After months of negotiations, Google has renewed the content licensing deal that allows it to publish fulltext news articles from the Associated Press on Google sites such as Google News. "We look forward to future collaborations, including on ways Google and AP can work together to create a better user experience and new revenue opportunities," wrote Josh Cohen, a Google senior business product manager, in… Full article: http://bit.ly/cucmBt ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

The ABCs of E-Reading The Wall Street Journal August 25 2010 People who buy e-readers tend to spend more time than ever with their nose in a book, preliminary research shows. A study of 1,200 e-reader owners by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. found that 40% said they now read more than they did with print books. Of those surveyed, 58% said they read about…. Full article: http://bit.ly/cnoUwX Social Networking and the Overshare Generation SiteProNews.com August 24 2010 There have been a lot of stories in the media lately about cyber-stalking and privacy issues on the Internet. It seems to be a knee jerk reaction to the tsunami of social networking that has occurred in the past few years. Or is it? Are the media over-reacting? Or have we forgotten what privacy is in… Full article: http://bit.ly/c4zPfi Melbourne Uni begins 50 student iPad pilot TechWorld.com.au August 26 2010 Custom apps could be developed Melbourne University’s Trinity College has launched a 50 student pilot program to foster creativity and critical thinking, with each participant receiving an iPad to be used with their studies. Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) this week launched Step Forward, an academic… Full article: http://bit.ly/a53Ury Kaplan Publishing Is Giving Away eBooks MediaBistro.com August 24 2010 Students are getting ready to head back to school and to celebrate Kaplan Publishing is running a special free download promotion. The publisher is giving away 90 book titles… Full article: http://bit.ly/a7YuJm Inkling for iPad: A Vision of What e-Textbooks Should Look Like MediaBistro.com August 23 2010 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

The other night I had discussion with friends about the cost, weight, and bulk of high school and college text books. Our daughters are the same age and we're getting ready to send them off to college in a few years. So, the issue is more than academic (pun intended). My friends are avid… Full article: http://bit.ly/9RI8bR Christoper Newport University closing bookstore and launching Web site DailyPress.com August 19 2010 NEWPORT NEWS — Students wandering Christopher Newport University's campus next year looking for the bookstore won't find one. The annual college tradition of buying and selling textbooks will have to take place online for CNU students. The university announced Thursday that it's… Full article: http://bit.ly/8ZmpOl IBM launches its 'Master the Mainframe' competition Good Gear Guide August 18 2010 Australian students encouraged to enter IBM's annual mainframe programming competition Attention programming students: the third annual IBM 'Master the Mainframe' competition is now underway. Open to all Australian students aged 18 and older, the competition is designed to… Full article: http://bit.ly/csfxaQ Google Chrome tablet computer ‘on sale in November’ The Telegraph, UK August 19 2010 HTC is set to release a tablet-style computer running Google’s Chrome operating system in time for Christmas, according to reports The tablet computer will run Google’s Chrome operating system, and will hit shops in November, possibly in time for… Full article: http://bit.ly/cB7ahE Beyond the Barcode: Combining Print and Mobile Platforms Folio Magazine August 18 2010 Consumer and b-to-b publishers take the next step with mobile promotions.

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

While a lot of publishers continue to experiment with 2-D barcode technologies in print to provide readers with some type of added online or video content, a pair of publishers are… Full article: http://bit.ly/bOAlEs Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch TechWorld.com.au August 18 2010 Barnes & Noble also adds rating feature to Nook for iPod Barnes & Noble released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and iPod touch today, along with updates to Nook for the iPad that provide content rating and…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9675Gk Get college textbooks for less by renting instead of buying USA Today August 18 2010 Joe Turant pointed to the rent-a-text signs in Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Park, N.J., bookstore window last month and told his incoming freshman daughter, Caitlyn, "That's what you're doing." With potential savings up to 50% off the price of a new textbook… Full article: http://bit.ly/9H58ux Survey: Publishers Could See as Much as $3 Billion from Interactive Periodicals Subs Folio Magazine August 16 2010 Digital consortium Next Issue Media conducts survey with global consulting firm. Digital publishing consortium Next Issue Media recently enlisted international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman to conduct an assessment of consumer demand for…. Full article: http://bit.ly/byD7Qf Google buys online currency management company Jambool TechWorld.com.au August 17 2010 Jambool has a platform that helps developers manage virtual economies Google has bought Jambool, a company that makes a platform for managing online payments for virtual goods sold on gaming and social networking sites. Jambool made the announcement on Friday…. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

Full article: http://bit.ly/dfncpV Google Buys Jambool: Social Networking Battle Begins TechWorld.com.au August 17 2010 The search giant's latest acquisition shows Google isn't giving up on social networking, despite recent setbacks. Google has purchased virtual currency platform Jambool, a move that will fuel Google's reported foray into the social networking world. Jambool's Chief Executive Vikas Gupta and Chief Technology Officer Reza Hussein confirmed…. Full article: http://bit.ly/9RSerz Shanda launches new e-reader in China TechWorld.com.au August 12 2010 Existing Shanda customers can buy a limited supply of the e-reader for $147 Shanda Literature, one of China's largest online publishers, released a new e-reader called Bambook this week, making it available to a select number of customers. The company, which is part of… Full article: http://bit.ly/abcIEb Flattr opens beta of its micropayment platform TechWorld.com.au August 13 2010 Platform allows users to share from €2 with content creators they like Swedish company Flattr has opened up the beta-test version of its social micropayment platform to everyone, the company said in a blog post on Thursday Until now an invitation was…. Full article: http://bit.ly/aciz8e Education IT Poised for Growth CampusTechnology.com August 12 2010 While the rest of the world will experience increases in education IT spending this year, in the United States, information technology will be flat through the end of 2010. But, according to research firm Gartner, growth will resume in 2011 and continue at least…. Full article: ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

http://bit.ly/9axiLj GoogleTV's Next Frontier: Google's DirecTV Partnership CNBC.com August 11 2010 Today's news that Google is partnering with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks could have farreaching implications for Google and the ad business. This could be a win-win-win for Google, DirecTV , as well as advertisers, and it has the potential to shake up… Full article: http://bit.ly/9BLlSr Nomad Editions to Debut Weekly Mobile Mini-Magazine MediaBistro.com August 11 2010 New York startup Nomad Editions will debut a weekly digital magazine specifically targeted to mobile devices, with a mini-magazine mobile application delivered each week and providing 20-30 minutes' worth of content on… Full article: http://bit.ly/c9Cqox Canterbury University signs alliance with Microsoft ComputerWorld August 13 2010 Discount licensing agreement is part of Centre of Excellence initiative The University of Canterbury and Microsoft New Zealand have entered into a partnership to build an education centre of excellence, similar to other partnerships between Microsoft and educational institutions around… Full article: http://bit.ly/cv0Xig Mobile Internet More Popular in China than in U.S. The Nielsen Company August 04 2010 On the streets of Guangzhou, Harbin and Shanghai, the mobile phone has become ubiquitous. Once the domain of the elite, it now seems that just about everybody has one. Widespread ownership of mobiles is only a fairly recent development in China, but consumers there have fully embraced the technology and in some ways are using it more robustly than… Full article: http://bit.ly/bowj2v Can college students learn as well on iPads, e-books? USA Today August 11 2010 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

Oklahoma State University professor Bill Handy has big plans for the Apple iPad this fall. If the text messages he has received since the school announced he would test the tablet-style e-reader in some courses are any indication, students are eager to get their…. Full article: http://bit.ly/aTnEvg Google, Verizon make net neutrality proposal TechWorld.com.au August 10 2010 The recommendations would allow the FCC to fine broadband providers up to $2 million Google and Verizon Communications have released a proposal that would give the U.S. Federal Communications Commission limited power to enforce network neutrality rules, including levying fines up to US$2 million for… Full article: http://bit.ly/9A8O7N Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years TechCrunch.com August 06 2010 Today at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo sat down with a panel including Bill Joy, Kevin Kelly, Nicholas Negroponte, and ?Willie Smits. The topic was basically the future of technology. And Negroponte had the most interesting (or at least the most controversial) thing… Full article: http://tcrn.ch/bejZjE Mass Paperback Publisher Goes All Digital The Wall Street Journal August 06 2010 As digital books continue to gain market share, one of the country's oldest mass paperback publishers is abandoning its traditional print books and making its titles available in digital format and print-ondemand… Full article: http://bit.ly/cID8kg Schools in Maryland Opt to "Go Google" ReadWriteWeb.com August 06 2010 This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing. The channel is sponsored by Intel and VMware. How one company graduated to enterprise wide virtualization. Learn more in this ReadWriteWeb special report, made possible by Intel and VMware: Simplot Australia Takes Virtualization Beyond Test and Development… Full article: http://bit.ly/dxy0I9 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

University of Western Sydney to deploy Microsoft webmail CRN.com.au August 05 2010 Students get 9.9GB quota increase; Microsoft gets students. Microsoft's Live@edu hosted email service has won another 40,000 student accounts from a new agreement with the University of Western Sydney… Full article: http://bit.ly/c8HiDI F.C.C. Chief Opposes Fees for Internet Priority The New York Times August 05 2010 WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that he believed it was “unacceptable” for Internet service providers to offer faster Internet transmission to content providers willing to pay… Full article: http://nyti.ms/cHW2nC Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers The New York Times August 04 2010 WASHINGTON — Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege. The charges could be paid by companies, like YouTube, owned by… Full article: http://nyti.ms/aQgr2Q Are students, parents too connected? The Chicago Tribune August 05 2010 Advice just a click away, but some say easy access hinders independence Nineteen-year-old Taylor Matichak calls her mom several times a day, in between the flurry of text messages they send one another discussing academics, social life or just daily… Full article: http://bit.ly/cDwAka Google drops Google Wave TechWorld.com.au August 05 2010 Only a year after its release, Google's attempt at a social-networking service is being discontinued ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

A little more than a year after the service was launched, Google is pulling the plug on… Full article: http://bit.ly/aISZBW 'Free' movies, songs no more as colleges bust file-sharing USA Today August 04 2010 College students who download music and movies from peer-to-peer file-sharing programs such as LimeWire and KaZaA will find themselves cut off when they return to campus this fall. Every college across the country must either have installed software to block… Full article: http://bit.ly/ca3Snm Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2010 CampusTechnology.com August 03 2010 We scoured 448 worthy entries to find 11 shining examples of technology innovation in higher ed. Each year in judging the Campus Technology Innovators awards, we have the privilege of reading through hundreds of fascinating examples of technology innovation on campus. Nominated projects cover the gamut of technology areas, from assessment and advising to… Full article: http://bit.ly/coClAU Murdoch: Tablets are the future for News Corp The Guardian, UK August 03 2010 Rupert Murdoch was cosying up to Apple again today as he spoke at a media debate in Sydney earlier today, saying tablets are "a perfect platform" for cheap, convenient and up-to-date News Corp content. News Corp has "tens of thousands of readers" through… Full article: http://bit.ly/aF6vEE New Sites Empower Students to Build Their Own Scholarships USNews.com August 02 2010 The Facebook generation gets a new way to raise college financial aid. By Kim Clark As budget-strapped states and private charities cut back on scholarship funding, a growing number of students are raising money for college through new "make your own… ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia ABN: 56 168 491 622 Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 / Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 / admin.acuma@acuma.org.au / www.acuma.org.au

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology and higher education news summary • August 2010

Full article: http://bit.ly/axBBsT Report: Facebook Delays IPO Till 2012 MediaBistro.com July 30 2010 Facebook will likely push back any consideration of an IPO to 2012 to allow more time for growth, according to a report from Bloomberg. Investors had been speculating that Facebook would begin public trading some time in 2011. Offering‌. Full article: http://bit.ly/9SUwX2

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Technology impacting on higher education - news summary, August 2010