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Academia, Industry Scramble to Fill Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline

There’s a number that has been quoted a lot by the cybersecurity industry in the past year: 209,000. That’s the number of unfilled U.S. jobs in the field as of March 2015, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. And the demand for cybersecurity workers is expected to increase 53 percent by […]

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General Assembly Brings Tech Training Event to San Antonio Saturday

San Antonio—General Assembly and San Antonio co-working space Geekdom are hosting a day of free tech workshops and training in San Antonio this weekend. The event is being held Saturday at the Geekdom Event Centre starting at 2 p.m. and is open to the public, though the hosts are asking for online RSVPs here. The […]

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The Companies: San Antonio’s Techstars Cloud 2016 Demo Day Pitches

[Corrected 2/15/16, 2:15 p.m. See below.] San Antonio — One company lets you send encrypted, secure e-mails. Another finds the meaning in your mounds of unfiltered data. Saw a photo online of a dress that you loved but can’t find? At the Techstars Cloud Demo Day in San Antonio, there was a company that proposed […]

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Five Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2016

To no one’s surprise, cybersecurity continued to be a key area of concern and struggle among organizations of all sizes in 2015. However, buried amongst the constant news cycle of new attacks and sophisticated breaches is the fact that more business leaders are understanding the importance of cybersecurity and its potential impact on the organization. […]

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Skills Fund Aims to Be Accreditor, and Creditor for Coding Schools

The creation of Skills Fund, the Austin, TX-based startup that makes loans to people enrolling in coding and Web development bootcamps, started with two ideas. The first is that students should have access to loans that are easy to understand and that state the terms of the loan—such as knowing exactly what interest rate they will […]

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Led by Unica Founder, Allego Tackles Video Training for Salespeople

It can be cool to be a salesperson. Not only do you have expense accounts and work directly with customers, but you are on the cutting edge of where new software models hit the mainstream. Think software-as-a-service from Salesforce, inbound marketing from HubSpot, e-mail tracking with Yesware—and any number of customer relationship management tools such […]

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As Big Data Plateaus, DataCamp Raises $1M to Ramp Up Education

The initial entrepreneur-investor meeting went well—I think. Venture capitalist Chris Lynch met Jonathan Cornelissen in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay. It was mid-May. The pitch part of the meeting was brief. The drinking part was not. “I ended up leaving without my shirt,” Lynch says. Literally: “I had a Sqrrl shirt on,” he says, […]

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Innovation Hub: Who Needs Talent?

How many articles have been written about the innate business acumen of Steve Jobs, the brilliant coding abilities of Mark Zuckerberg, the extraordinary gifts of Yo Yo Ma? And what if they were all wrong? Geoff Colvin has combed through the research, and he argues that, again and again, scholars have almost completely discounted the […]

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What’s Missing From Education? Critical Thinking

There is too little emphasis on teaching critical thinking skills in schools. Many adults have little understanding of important science and technology issues, which leaves them open to poor decision making on matters that will affect both their families as well as society in general. A good example would be a failure to understand and […]

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Smarterer Sold to Utah-Based Pluralsight for $75M

One of the Boston area’s most active entrepreneurs has found a buyer for one of his startups. Dave Balter’s Smarterer, an online job-skills testing service, has been acquired by Utah-based online training company Pluralsight for $75 million. The roughly 18-person Smarterer team will continue working on the company in Boston with a strong budget behind it, […]

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