A Snowball's Chance in Hell In college, my roommates and I inherited a GE fridge that was 30 years old and built like a Sherman tank; it seemed like it weighed as much as one - so... Read more

Take Off, Eh? If there's one place you'd think it would be easy to buy beer, it would be the home of Bob and Doug McKenzie: Ontario, Canada's largest province. But... Read more

Al Alburquerque: The Importance of Admitting Mistakes Mike Francesa, the "Mike" half of "Mike and the Mad Dog" of sports radio fame, is a man who prides himself on knowing everything about sports in New York,... Read more



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How LinkedIn's Latest Move May Matter to Colleges Whether or not college leaders realize it, last week's announcement by LinkedIn that it would spend $1.5 billion to buy Lynda.com, a provider of... Read more

LinkedIn eats the university In 2011, Marc Andreessen's Wall Street Journal article "Why Software is Eating the World" asserted that software would continue to disrupt new... Read more

LinkedIn Makes A Big Bet On Higher Education LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired a leading e-learning service, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion in cash and stock. The move is part of... Read more