Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess

Source: Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12? – by Frederick Hess Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and 35 countries. Amir previously worked at Square, founding the Square Payroll product, and before that he was CEO and co-founder of Trigger.io. I recently talked with Amir about Outschool and virtual classrooms, and here’s what he said. Rick Hess: What is Outschool? Amir Nathoo: We’re a marketplace for live online classes for kids taught via video ...

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Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

Source: Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android via the Microsoft Launcher. However, it hadn’t yet allowed parents to limit the amount of time a child would spend in a specific app or game, as its competitors do. Instead, its existing controls allowed parents only to dole out a set amount of hours of screen time. Parents could choose to either ...

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Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Source: Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were being reviewed by contractors and that the audio could contain sensitive or personal information. Apple had previously halted the grading process entirely while it updated the process by which it used the audio clips to “improve Siri.” The new process will include an explicit opt-in for those ...

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Quantum computing is coming to TC Sessions: Enterprise on Sept. 5

Source: Quantum computing is coming to TC Sessions: Enterprise on Sept. 5 Here at TechCrunch, we like to think about what’s next, and there are few technologies quite as exotic and futuristic as quantum computing. After what felt like decades of being “almost there,” we now have working quantum computers that are able to run basic algorithms, even if only for a very short time. As those times increase, we’ll slowly but surely get to the point where we can realize the full potential of quantum computing. For our TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event in San Francisco on September 5, we’re ...

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CircleCI brings its continuous integration to Microsoft programmers for first time

Source: CircleCI brings its continuous integration to Microsoft programmers for first time CircleCI has been supporting continuous integration for Linux and Mac programmers for some time, but up until today, Microsoft developers have been left on the outside looking in. Today, the company changed that announcing new support for Microsoft programmers using Windows Server 2019. CircleCI, which announced a $56 million Series D investment last month, is surely looking for ways to expand its market reach, and providing support for Microsoft programmers is a good place to start, as it represents a huge untapped market for the company. “We’re really ...

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