Big news on the innovation front: Columbia Journalism School and Stanford’s School of Engineering are teaming up to create an Institute for Media Innovation. The Institute hopes to bridge the gap between journalism and technology and encourage collaboration between the two disciplines.
The institute, officially called the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation, is made possible by a $30 million gift from former Cosmopolitan magazine editor in chief Helen Gurley Brown in honor of her late husband. The gift will go towards funding two director roles — one in each university — as well as a physical space attached to Columbia Graduate School of Journalism complete with a high-tech newsroom. The money will also help support post-graduate fellowships and “Magic Grants” to further stimulate innovation. It is the single largest donation in the Journalism School’s history.
Ray Kroc (McDonald’s) at age 82
Jimmy Dean died at age 81
Taco Bell founder Glen Bell died at 86
Sonic founder Troy Smith died at 87
Hardee’s founder Wilber Hardee died at 89
Baskin-Robbins founder Irvine Robbins died at 90
Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher died at 90
Frozen french fry mogul J.R. Simplot died at 99
Murray Handwerker, credited with making Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs into a well-known national chain, died at 89
We’re excited to announce the new version of RockMelt fresh out of the oven! Here’s what’s new in version 0.9.64.253:
RockMelt is now better than ever thanks to all the security and performance improvements in the latest stable version of Chromium.
Theme Support on New Tab Pages
I have GMail on my Nook Colour, and I went to search something online when I realized it had imported my searches from my computer. That’s right, it had SAVED my searches and then sent them to another device without any permission.
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