The Freeman School opens new Bloomberg Lab

August 21st, 2012

The Freeman School is pleased to announce the opening of a new, state-of-the-art Bloomberg Lab in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I.  The Bloomberg Lab, an extension of the Turchin Library research facilities, has 12 Bloomberg terminals with dual monitors for financial and market research.  “The Freeman School’s Bloomberg Lab will be a great market research resource for students in the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund courses, the Burkenroad Reports program, and across the  curriculum,” said Dean Ira Solomon.

The lab, located in Room 120 GWI, is card-accessible all hours to Business School students and faculty.


Google Maps adds more cities to its Real-Time Traffic Info

August 8th, 2012

Google Maps has added 130 new cities to its Real-Time Traffic Info service.

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Simulation, artificial intelligence, and data combine to predict Super Bowl outcome

February 1st, 2012

Electronic Arts fuses simulation, artificial intelligence, and real data to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl using its popular Madden NFL video game.  Spoiler alert!

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Touchscreens are changing how we use keyboards

January 23rd, 2012

In an All Things Digital article we see new keyboard technologies that are emerging for use on smart device touch screens and other surfaces. Will we soon be saying “Goodbye” to the QWERTY keyboard layout?

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Apple Jumps Into Textbooks

January 20th, 2012

Apple moves into textbooks, hoping students will trade their backpacks for iPads.

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Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users

May 26th, 2011

The Wall Street Journal article entitled “No More Perks: Coffee Shops Pull the Plug on Laptop Users” describes changing policies at local coffee houses.

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IT professionals in high demand

May 26th, 2011

Fewer computer science graduates than available job openings creates a competition for talent.  This was actually predicted 5 years ago when the population of computer science students began dwindling in US universities.

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Tech sector hiring is hot again

April 28th, 2011

An article in the USA Today describes how tech sector hiring is hot once again in Silicon Valley, resembling the market of a decade ago.

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Smartphones help shoppers price-check in real time

January 31st, 2011

A Wall Street Journal article describes how retailers must contend with shoppers who can use smartphones to check competitor’s prices on-the-go.

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IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million by 2013

September 29th, 2010

Technology analyst firm IDC says that jobs in information technology will expand by 5.8 million worldwide by 2013.

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