Microsoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. The OSI, which launched in 1998, takes a relatively pragmatic approach to open source and advocates for open source in business and government. The OSI also reviews open source licenses, which are often vendor specific, to ensure that they conform to “community norms and… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Uber’s lawyer told a judge that Uber should be treated just like any other minicab firm

Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to court last October over their employment status and won They wanted to be classed as workers that are entitled to rights such as holiday pay and minumum wage Uber is appealing against the ruling on Wednesday and Thursday at an employment tribunal in London The San Francisco-headquartered taxi giant has brought in barrister Dinah Rose QC to fight its corner. Uber operates an agency business similar to those operated by traditional minicab firms, a lawyer representing the company told a judge at an employment tribunal in London on Wednesday. The taxi app company is appealing against a ruling that its… Read More

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Facebook Messenger lets you write basic mathematical formulae in LaTex

Some of the coolest features in Facebook Messenger exist buried under the surface. You have to really look for them. For instance, did you know that it comes with baked-in support for mathematical formulas written in LaTex? Check it out: Messenger also supports longer equations. Because of the size constraints (Messenger typically occupies a small box at the bottom of your browser), when you write a longer equation, it is displayed with a scrolling bar. Oh, another thing: Facebook only lets you write equations on the web. That’s fair enough, because I can’t imagine ever wanting to write Latex from… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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I’ve been in education for 20 years — here’s what everyone gets wrong about kindergarten

In the past few weeks, almost four million children started kindergarten. While kindergarten is compulsory in only 15 states, almost 75% of all 5-year-olds in the US attend it. I recently shared some of my research on how kindergarten has changed — namely, with more academics and less play. It generated a lot of interest, and most either thought my work was spot on or that I didn’t understand how important it is for children to learn academics early so they can succeed in and compete with the rest of the world. While this debate about over play versus academics in kindergarten has been going on for decades, the drive… Read More

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Here’s what it’s like to eat at the fast-casual restaurant that one of New York’s most influential chefs just opened for his delivery app

David Chang’s culinary empire continues to expand. The influential chef of Momofuku fame launched Ando as a delivery-only concept in New York City in 2016, which received cautiously optimistic, if not tepid, reviews. Previously, Ando existed only in the virtual world — all orders were placed through the restaurant’s app, and the food was delivered via UberRush. But now Ando has a foothold in fast-casual reality with an honest-to-goodness brick-and-mortar establishment. Business Insider reviewed an early iteration of the delivery service’s menu before, so we decided to head down to experience Ando in person. SEE ALSO: We visited one of the fastest-growing chicken chains that’s taking over America — here’s… Read More

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