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L.A. Unified to give every student an iPad in deal worth ‘hundreds of millions’

Los Angeles Unified School District will initially roll out the program to 47 campuses in a deal worth $30 million. However, the massive district has 640,000 students at 1,087 schools over LA’s 720 square miles, and by choosing Apple as the sold vendor, the school board has committed to spend “hundreds of millions of dollars” with Apple over the next few years.

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Meet Binary, an iPad app for writing code

“Imagine I’m relaxing on the beach and get a notification saying the servers are down. I open up Binary, fix a couple lines of code, push the changes, and get back to playing with the dogs on the beach,” says creator Darshan Shankar.

One third of American adults now own tablets

In 2012 younger adults ages 18-29 were equally as likely to own tablets as people in their thirties and forties, according to the study. But that changed in 2013 with the 30-49 group now significantly more likely to own a tablet.

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Get the Soundbrick Bluetooth speaker with free shipping [VB Store]

With this VentureBeat offer, you can take your music, podcasts, and audiobooks anywhere you want wirelessly – and for only $39.!That freedom comes courtesy of the Soundbrick – and this offer also includes free shipping for all those in the continental USA.

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Build iOS apps from scratch without programming [VB Store]

With this course, you’ll learn how to build and release an iPhone or iPad app from scratch with absolutely no programming required. And VentureBeat has it for the low price of $79 – but only for a limited time.

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Russian parliament under Apple’s dominance

While Apple’s products have become a must-have in the Russian political elite, some State Duma deputies are outraged with the executive office of the lower chamber for virtually forcing them to use iPads and iPhones for work.