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Wednesday 13 August, 2014 NEW YORK -- Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is partnering with Programmr, a pioneer in online coding technology, to create the next-generation of interactive platforms for learning how to code, using just a web browser. The partnership reflects Pearson's and Programmr's shared commitment to make learning to code as easy as possible for users of all ages. “We believe that this interactive ‘learn by doing’ approach will lead to grasping the content faster, resulting in better learning outcomes.” Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Programmr’s programming lab technology into Pearson’s web-based learning platform that includes screencast videos, graphics, and interactive assessment; all embedded within an instructional text written by Pearson’s best-selling professional technical authors. Readers will be able to learn theor... (more)

Fast Food Doesn't Have To Mean Fat Food!

Thursday 24 October, 2013 From burgers and pizzas to chips and Chinese, saving time on the evening meal by opting for a fast fix more often than not leads to a widening of the waistline! But now, thanks to the new Fast Food Index commissioned by The Saucy Fish Co., kitchen shirkers can salve their conscience with an evening meal that's as healthy as it is fast to prep. With new research revealing that 80 per cent of Brits won't spend more than 35 minutes making their evening meal*, not to mention the nights drawing in as British Summer Time comes to an end, the Fast Food Index pro... (more)

First TransPennine Express Aims To Fast-Track Growth In 2014 With All-New Website

Wednesday 11 December, 2013 One of the UK's leading train operators First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has launched a new website to ensure it's on track for ambitious growth in 2014. First TransPennine Express runs inter-city train services on three main routes across the North of England. Key regions serviced by the train operator include Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, York, North East, Sheffield, Doncaster, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lake District and beyond. It carries more than 25m passengers every year and its website now accounts for 23% of overall ticket sales within the busi... (more)

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Spark™ as a Top-Level Project

Thursday 27 February, 2014 Forest Hill, MD –27 February 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Spark has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles. Apache Spark is an Open Source cluster computing framework for fast and flexible large-scale data analysis. Dubbed a "Hadoop Swiss Army k... (more)

Rockley Photonics Closes Series A Funding Round Following 'Unprecedented' Interest

Tuesday 8 April, 2014 Rockley Photonics, a UK-based start-up focused on advanced silicon photonics for next generation data communication networks, has announced it has closed its Series A funding round following high levels of investor interest. The funds secured will be used for a number of product development and growth initiatives, including the expansion of the company's engineering team in Pasadena, California. Silicon photonics technology is used to integrate various optical functions on a silicon chip in much the same way that traditional semiconductor chip technology integ... (more)