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  • Los Altos district pilots technology-based math program, Khan Academy

    03/27/2011 10:33:50 PM PDT · by Cool Guy · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 3/25/2011 | Diana Samuels
    The Khan Academy has its roots in a series of educational YouTube videos that founder Sal Khan began making several years ago to tutor his cousin. The videos struck a chord among those who came across them, Sinha said. As the videos became increasingly popular, the organization got a big break last fall, when it received a total of about $3.5 million in grants from Google and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The nonprofit Advertisement now has a Mountain View office and a half-dozen staff members. It's still attracting attention -- NBC Nightly News recently featured the program and...
  • Microsoft to double Indian centers staff

    09/26/2005 4:52:24 AM PDT · by Salo · 25 replies · 654+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Sun Sep 25, 7:32 AM ET | unknown
    Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) plans to double its staff strength at its Indian centers in Hyderabad and Bangalore by March 2006, a top company official said late on Saturday. "We aim to ramp up the strength at the India Development Center (in Hyderabad) by another 1,000 professionals," Tess Field, Microsoft's head of human resources in India, told reporters on the sidelines of a management convention. The Hyderabad campus in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is the software maker's largest campus outside the United States and provides product development and support services. The 28-acre (11 hectare) campus, which...