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As the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep Up Linux.conf.au 2012 venue announced Amazon Sold ‘Millions’ of Third Generation Kindles Last Quarter Big Ideas, Little Books: TED Launches Digital Books Facebook Creating Application For All Tablets eProcurement: Towards Technology and Culture Change Online Learning Set for Explosive Growth as Traditional Classrooms Decline Google jumps into 'Do Not Track' debate with Chrome add-on Facebook to make FB Credits Mandatory Google offers print from Android, iPhone Mobile Devices and Student Recruitment iTunes U: what's on offer from Australian universities Google's goals this year are all mobile, CEO says Top 5 App Tricks Magazine Publishers Should Learn Pay for coffee using an iPhone or BlackBerry, Android App in the queue Magazines Still Struggling With This Social Media Business Uni failed to secure vulnerable web data 'Malicious hacker' breaches University of Sydney website Coming soon: A new way to hack into your smartphone New higher education authority calls for fresh IT system Google working towards a universal translator Publishing Companies Prepare Tablet App Store Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content Korea-ASEAN cyber college to open in July next year New higher education authority calls for fresh IT system Facebook Desktop Sends You Notifications Without Browser Building a Better Twitter Following Google buys Ebook Startup Malaysian University To Be Regional ICT Training Centre Facebook Continues to Take Over the Media, One Newspaper at a Time Groupon Raises Nearly $1 Billion IT grads: so good, they're headhunted The Times Higher Education Debuts THE App Swinburne and Seek to offer online degrees SEEK and Swinburne join forces The Web of Babel Time Inc. Merges Print and Digital Corporate Sales Steve Jobs to join Murdoch on stage to unveil iPad paper British Library Launches Mobile App NEC Shows Off Tablet With Two Screens At CES Internet Gains on Television as Public's Main News Source Even College Newspapers Are Turning to Paywalls 4G Network In All Local Universities By This Year How Will Students Communicate? Facebook, Twitter and the Bubble of 2011: Why It's Different How to Join a Twitter Hashtag Chat Curtin University goes for growth in online learning Technology in education: online resources from ACUMA Incorporated

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

As the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep Up The Chronicle of Higher Education January 23 2011 "I used it to sign up for classes. I used it to check e-mails," says Laura Patterson, a junior at Nevada State College, about her iPhone. "I used it all the time, for everything." When Laura Patterson, a junior at Nevada State College, had to wait two months for wired Internet access in her new apartment, she relied on her iPhone instead... Full article: http://goo.gl/Ol5Wg

Linux.conf.au 2012 venue announced ZDNet January 28 2011 The location has been announced for next year's Linux.conf.au conference. Linux.conf.au 2012 is set to be held at Ballarat University in Victoria, an institution that launched its bid to host the conference in July last year... Full article: http://goo.gl/C0jci

Amazon Sold ‘Millions’ of Third Generation Kindles Last Quarter MediaBistro.com January 27 2011 Amazon.com, Inc. announced its fourth quarter results today, counting a 36 percent rise in net sales and an eight percent increase in net income compared to the same period last year. Net sales totaled $12.95 billion for the quarter... Full article: http://goo.gl/MKR3O

Big Ideas, Little Books: TED Launches Digital Books MediaBistro.com January 26 2011 Brainy nonprofit TED is turning its passion for “ideas worth spreading” into slim volumes that it hopes readers will consider worth downloading. The technology, entertainment, and design mavens today launched TED Books, an imprint of short nonfiction works that will be available as Kindle Singles in Amazon’s Kindle Store. “TED Books are to Books as TED Talks are to lectures,” wrote TED curator... Full article: http://goo.gl/eA3Ml

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

Facebook Creating Application For All Tablets AllFacebook.com January 27 2011 Facebook may have left the task of creating a native application for the iPad to third-party developers, but it appears that the company plans to create something to run on all tablets, including the Apple device... Full article: http://goo.gl/OqiZP

eProcurement: Towards Technology and Culture Change CampusTechnology.com January 26 2011 A Q&A with University of Missouri System VP for Finance and Administration Nikki Krawitz The relative success of eProcurement at any institution often depends on how the procurement department works not only with the technology, but also with the end users in academic departments, in research programs, or elsewhere in the university... Full article: http://goo.gl/l9Epi

Online Learning Set for Explosive Growth as Traditional Classrooms Decline CampusTechnology.com January 26 2011 By 2015, 25 million post-secondary students in the United States will be taking classes online. And as that happens, the number of students who take classes exclusively on physical campuses will plummet, from 14.4 million in 2010 to just 4.1 million five years later, according to a new forecast... Full article: http://goo.gl/gp05z

Google jumps into 'Do Not Track' debate with Chrome add-on TechWorld.com.au January 25 2011 Expert applauds Mozilla, Google for following Microsoft in adding browser privacy tools A day after Mozilla said it was exploring a "Do Not Track" feature for Firefox, Google today announced a Chrome add-on that lets users opt out of tracking cookies that monitor their movement and behavior... Full article: http://goo.gl/OXbWJ

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

Facebook to make FB Credits Mandatory MediaBistro.com January 24 2011 Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be making it’s own virtual currency the mandatory payment method for virtual goods sold on its network. That means any company developing apps for use on Facebook will only be able to use Facebook Credits to conduct in-app purchases... Full article: http://goo.gl/8TozV Google offers print from Android, iPhone TechWorld.com.au January 25 2011 The new feature requires a Windows PC running Chrome OS attached to the printer Google on Monday started rolling out a new feature in the U.S. that lets people send documents to be printed on remote printers from their Android devices and iPhones... Full article: http://goo.gl/jqEhM Mobile Devices and Student Recruitment Academic Impressions September 30 2010 Recently, the market research firm International Data Corp. significantly upgraded its forecast for how swiftly converged mobile devices, or "smartphones," are being adopted by the public. As more of the college-aged begin owning and accessing the Web on smartphones, it will be important that colleges and universities take smartphones into... Full article: http://goo.gl/XAWsn iTunes U: what's on offer from Australian universities CNet Australia January 24 2011 Apple's iTunes University content delivery service has been around for a number of years now. While most of the universities on offer through iTunes U are overseas - if you've ever fancied checking out what Philosophy from Oxford University is actually like, you can - at the time of writing, eight Australian universities offer course materials, podcasts and general university information through iTunes... Full article: http://goo.gl/m6Mra Google's goals this year are all mobile, CEO says TechWorld.com.au January 21 2011 Priorities are mobile payments, cheap phones for the poor and faster networks, Eric Schmidt says in Harvard Business Review ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

All of Google's strategic initiatives this year are about mobile, the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt, wrote in a guest article for the Harvard Business Review... Full article: http://goo.gl/i4MoO Top 5 App Tricks Magazine Publishers Should Learn MinOnline.com January 21 2011 Magazine publishers should stop looking over one another's shoulders when developing apps and start spying farther afield. Some of the smartest ideas in presenting content and leveraging the portability of mobile are happening far outside the digital magazine racks. So for this edition... Full article: http://goo.gl/NUBw4 Pay for coffee using an iPhone or BlackBerry, Android App in the queue MediaBistro.com January 19 2011 Starbucks has been experimenting with paying for products in their stores in a number of cities and stores embedded in Starbucks. The experimental phase is now in production phase according to the first tweet seen to the left. The nearly 6800 company operated... Full article: http://goo.gl/n14Ls Magazines Still Struggling With This Social Media Business TheWrap.com January 19 2011 Magazines have figured out how to use platforms like Facebook -- and to a lesser extent Twitter -- to build brand awareness, but they're still a long way from making money from social media. That was the message from publishing executives and their resident social media gurus at the MPA's inaugural Social Media conference, held in New York... Full article: http://goo.gl/UnyXj Uni failed to secure vulnerable web data The Sydney Morning Herald January 20 2011 The detailed records of thousands of University of Sydney students past and present are being stored online where they can be easily downloaded and read via an internet connection. It is understood the university was told about this security threat in February 2007, but did not move to secure the information... Full article: http://goo.gl/Nq31L ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

'Malicious hacker' breaches University of Sydney website The Sydney Morning Herald January 18 2011 A hacker who claims not to be qualified has breached Sydney University's computer security in an apparent bid to embarrass administrators. But, as yet, the university has not called in the police... Full article: http://goo.gl/ErFXE

Coming soon: A new way to hack into your smartphone TechWorld.com.au January 17 2011 By breaking into the phone's radio firmware, hackers can take control of the iPhone or Android devices More than three years after the iPhone was first hacked, computer security experts think they've found a whole new way to break into mobile phones -- one that could become a big headache for Apple, or for smartphone makers using Google's Android... Full article: http://goo.gl/z0Pjb

Google working towards a universal translator TechWorld.com.au January 17 2011 An update for the Google Translate app for Android lets you translate spoken conversations between two people I have to wonder sometimes if there’s a limit to where Google will go. I can’t deny that I’m often cheering them on as they gobble up companies, scan every book ever published and apparently turn a smartphone into a universal translator... Full article: http://goo.gl/itRXd

Publishing Companies Prepare Tablet App Store MediaBistro.com January 14 2011 Time Inc., Condé Nast, Hearst Corporation, and Meredith Corporation are adding the finishing touches to their tablet app store. Morgan Guenther, the Chief Executive of Next Issue Media (NIM), the new venture owned by the publishing companies, says that it should launch within... Full article: http://goo.gl/U0vJC

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

Media World Awaits The Daily to Forge Model for iPad Content Advertising Age January 17 2011 Macy's, Verizon, Pepsi, Land Rover and Virgin Sponsor News Corp./Apple Project In the coming weeks, News Corp. is set to unveil one of its more audacious content bets in recent years: The Daily, a newspaper designed for the iPad and the generation of tablet devices it inspired. Conceived by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, who negotiated directly with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the publication breaks new ground in a couple of ways. First, it's one of the biggest... Full article: http://goo.gl/8Itfu Korea-ASEAN cyber college to open in July next year The Korea Herald January 16 2011 South Korea and a group of 10 Southeast Asian nations will hold a high-level workshop to discuss ways to set up a joint cyber college in July of next year, the Education Ministry said Sunday. The sides have pushed for the establishment of the school since the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations made a proposal during a special summit held on the South Korean... Full article: http://goo.gl/kq4FU New higher education authority calls for fresh IT system Techworld.com.au January 17 2011 Application to house public and private education provider data The federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), is designing a new core information system for a new higher education agency – the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – which is scheduled to begin operating... Full article: http://goo.gl/OMMkz Facebook Desktop Sends You Notifications Without Browser WebProNews.com January 14 2011 Facebook Desktop Built By Adobe Computer Scientist A computer scientist named Charles Bihis, who works for Adobe, has created a desktop client for Facebook, fittingly named Facebook Desktop. The app is a side project for Bihis, and is not directly affiliated with either Adobe or Facebook, but Facebook users may find... Full article: http://goo.gl/tZqH5

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Building a Better Twitter Following WebProNews.com January 14 2011 Twitter Looks at Science of Hashtag, How to Get More Followers The concept of quality over size when it comes to an audience is nothing new, and frankly when it comes to social media, the sermon is getting a little tired. We've heard it plenty of times. However, Twitter has been sharing some interesting information on its media blog lately that... Full article: http://goo.gl/UGinB Google buys Ebook Startup MediaBistro.com January 13 2011 Google gave its newly launched ebook business a big boost with the purchase of eBook Technologies Inc., the startup-gobbling giant’s first acquisition of 2011. The Internet giant officially entered the ebook market with the launch of Google eBooks in... Full article: http://goo.gl/KYMRI Malaysian University To Be Regional ICT Training Centre Bernama, Malaysian Nat'l News January 14 2011 A local university will serve as a centre for training and research in information communications technology (ICT) to further develop the field in the Southeast Asian region... Full article: http://goo.gl/Gb3Yb Facebook Continues to Take Over the Media, One Newspaper at a Time MediaBistro.com January 13 2011 The conspiracy theorists who believe Facebook will eventually control all media saw their fears move one step closer to reality, as Vacaville, Calif.-based newspaper The Reporter announced that under its new system, all online comments must be posted via Facebook. From the Bay Area News... Full article: http://goo.gl/fVwD6 Groupon Raises Nearly $1 Billion MediaBistro.com January 11 2011 After walking away from a Google buyout offer last year, group buying service Groupon announced that it has raised $950 million dollars in new venture funding. ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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The Chicago-based Groupon, dubbed by Forbes “the fastest growing company ever,” serves up... Full article: http://goo.gl/Utvbn IT grads: so good, they're headhunted ZDNet.com.au January 12 2011 Most students are frightened that they won't get a job out of university, but that fear is moot for some graduates, who are cherry-picked straight out of campus by companies like Google and IBM... Full article: http://goo.gl/yIQ71 The Times Higher Education Debuts THE App MediaBistro.com January 12 2011 The Times Higher Education (THE), a weekly magazine that covers the higher-education sector in the United Kingdom, is looking to educate the iTunes App Store with its new app for the iPad, iPhone... Full article: http://goo.gl/smgC0 Swinburne and Seek to offer online degrees The Age January 14 2011 WORKERS wanting to change careers or upgrade their qualifications will be the targets for a joint venture between Swinburne University and internet company Seek that will offer degrees online... Full article: http://goo.gl/J2S1N SEEK and Swinburne join forces Swinburne Media Centre January 13 2011 SEEK Limited and Swinburne University of Technology today announced the formation of a new entity to deliver world-class online learning to Swinburne students... Full article: http://goo.gl/oizem The Web of Babel InsideHigherEd.com January 11 2011 In late fall of 2009, Briana Leaman, a student at the University of South Carolina, uttered what is probably a rare sentence in the history of the French language: Je vais aller à Clemson aujourd'hui avec le fanfare pour le match! Allez les Gamecocks! ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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In English (“I'm going to Clemson today with the band for the game! Go Gamecocks!�), the sentence... Full article: http://goo.gl/ANJOk Time Inc. Merges Print and Digital Corporate Sales Advertising Age January 10 2011 Digital President Kirk McDonald Exits at the Same Time In one more step for the integration of print and digital media, Time Inc. has combined the operations that had handled its largest advertisers in each medium... Full article: http://goo.gl/UaH6J Steve Jobs to join Murdoch on stage to unveil iPad paper Yahoo News January 10 2011 Rupert Murdoch will unveil News Corp.'s much-anticipated iPad newspaper onstage this month with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, The Cutline has learned... Full article: http://goo.gl/IhiZQ British Library Launches Mobile App MediaBistro.com January 10 2011 Libraries have always made literary treasures available to the public, but mobile devices are now broadening their reach. Today the British Library has opened its popular Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery to the world with a mobile application... Full article: http://goo.gl/Q0wjd NEC Shows Off Tablet With Two Screens At CES MediaBistro.com January 07 2011 Japanese manufacturer NEC introduced a new dual screen tablet computer at CES this week. The Android-based tablet folds open like a book and has two 7-inch LCD touchscreens... Full article: http://goo.gl/y3WpW Internet Gains on Television as Public's Main News Source Pew Research Centre January 04 2011 More Young People Cite Internet than TV ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

The internet is slowly closing in on television as Americans’ main source of national and international news. Currently, 41% say they get most of their news about national and international news from the internet... Full article: http://goo.gl/4UmMT Even College Newspapers Are Turning to Paywalls MediaBistro.com January 04 2011 Speaking of paywalls, another newspaper announced that it will charge for its content, albeit one with readership that pales compared with that of The Dallas Morning News... Full article: http://goo.gl/G5eHz 4G Network In All Local Universities By This Year Bernama, Malaysian Nat'l News January 05 2011 Yes, the fastest mobile Internet service with voice, aims to bring its campus-wide 4G network, Yes 4G, to all public universities and selected private institutions of higher learning in Malaysia this year. The network has been successfully activated at University Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang... Full article: http://goo.gl/p6M48 How Will Students Communicate? Academic Impressions January 06 2011 Thus spake Zuckerberg: “We don’t think a modern messaging system is going to be e-mail.” The Facebook founder said so in November, when his company unveiled its new messaging platform: a system, sans subject lines, designed based on the assumption that in the future most electronic communication will come in brief, informal bursts. In December, Zuckerberg’s prognosis was essentially certified by the New York Times, which ran an article suggesting that... Full article: http://goo.gl/PkJq5 Facebook, Twitter and the Bubble of 2011: Why It's Different TheWrap.com January 03 2011 The news that Facebook raised $450 million from Goldman Sachs and $50 million from a Russian firm raised a ruckus in the financial blogosphere on Monday that signaled a broad worry: are we in the midst of a new technology... Full article: http://goo.gl/unUYW ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Technology news with an impact on education in January 2011

How to Join a Twitter Hashtag Chat MediaBistro.com January 03 2011 If you’ve been using Twitter for a long time, you’ve likely noticed that certain hashtags crop up every few days or weeks, and then die down again. More likely than not, what you’re witnessing here is a hashtag chat – a scheduled chat amongst Twitter users that... Full article: http://goo.gl/IXowG Technology in education: online resources from ACUMA Incorporated ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

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