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He's keeping old school computers alive

Jonathan Hefter, founder and CEO of Neverware. Jonathan Hefter is passionate about two things: education and problem solving. The 29-year-old has put both at the heart of Neverware, the startup he founded in 2011. Neverware created software that revives old school computers and gets them running like new again. "Why are we constantly replacing computers when there's still latent power in them?" said Hefter, w...

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London mob attacks trendy cereal cafe

A trendy cereal cafe in east London is trying to get back to business as usual after it was attacked by an angry mob on Saturday night. The large crowd threw paint and smoke bombs at the small restaurant and damaged other businesses in protest against the gentrification of Shoreditch. The neighborhood in the British capital has become a hub for tech startups and hipsters in recent years. Customers an...

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This ring vibrates when your Uber arrives

Christina Mercando d’Avignon, 33, is the founder of smart jewelry startup Ringly. The jewelry connects to the Ringly app where women can customize which phone calls, texts and app alerts filter through to the ring. They select how to be notified -- via vibrations or flashing lights emitted from the ring. Women can then stash their phones away and not miss a beat. D’Avignon -- whose background is in pr...

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Why teachers are ditching report cards

Darren Massa, a middle school science teacher in California, now relies on FreshGrade instead of traditional report cards. Lane Merrifield vividly recalls the stress his young son felt when he got his first "C" on a report card. What made it worse was learning later that the teacher had made a mistake. "His teacher had accidentally switched his grade with another student's. My son had one of the highest grade...

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How one high schooler made $80K (without getting a job)

Abby Saxastar [center] earned $80,000 in guaranteed scholarship on Raise.me. High schoolers can now earn money for college -- no job required. Startup Raise.me developed a program that allows high school students to start banking college scholarship money. What's the catch? The money is tied to students' individual achievements. The better they do in school, the more engaged they are with their communities,...

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Money pours in for Ahmed Mohamed, teen arrested for homemade clock

People are rallying to support Ahmed Mohamed -- not just on social media but also with their wallets. On Monday, 14-year-old Mohamed was arrested for taking a homemade clock to school that his teachers thought was a bomb. So crowdfunding platform LaunchGood started a campaign to raise $100,000 for the Muslim teen. In just one day, the site had raised over $10,000 from more than 200 backers. It's hoping to ra...

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This is how you make math fun

Sidharth Kakkar is obsessed with the idea of making math fun. The 29-year-old entrepreneur cofounded Front Row, a startup that reimagines how math is taught in school. The app-based program is a virtual teacher's aide in the classroom, offering one-on-one lessons for K-8 graders and real-time progress reports to teachers. "Typically in third grade, a bifurcation happens. Students progress in math or they s...

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Fighting inequality with bread

Forget the cook's whim. Baking is math. And for 25 year-old Clarisse Sango, class is in session. The single mother emigrated from Burkina Faso in 2011. Her English was limited. Her resume nonexistent. She struggled to find a job. "If you just came from Africa and you don't have any resume or any experience, it's hard," Sango told CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci. But now Sango is enrolled at Hot Bread ...

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Kickstarter campaign that needed $20,000 got $9 million

Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket. He smashed that target and raised a whopping $9 million. The crowdfunding campaign for the jacket with 15 built-in features was launched on July 7. Sanghavi had 58 days to meet the goal, but got there in just five hours. The jacket quickly became the most-funded clothing campaign "not just on Kickstarter but in the history of crow...

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Hottest new Star Wars toys unveiled

BB-8 is one of the most-anticipated new Star Wars toys. The rolling robotic toy is based on its character from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters December 18. The app-enabled BB-8 is 4.4 inches high and has a dome-shaped head that's magnetically attached to its spherical body. The unique shape allows its free-rolling movement, said Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero, the startup behind...

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