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With $40,000 in prize money available, ventures can compete in four distinct categories: Software/IT, Products, Services, and Sustainable/Social Entrepreneurship.

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Over 30 employers attended, representing a wide range of global and local corporations, and were recruiting students for both internships as well as full-time positions

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The Plowing Through the Data hackathon makes data available from the City of Syracuse's fleet of 37 snowplows.

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Organizers are currently soliciting speakers to share their research, interests, hobbies, or passions in a session during the conference. Proposals are due by February 16.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

New York Times | by Vivian Wang

"This is a bit more harmless, but it’s part of a larger challenge. It does raise questions for how we try to empower the public to better sort out what’s true from fiction," Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley said of the gorilla channel meme.

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Four Perspectives on Bitcoinmania

American Banker | by Penny Crosman

“New York State financial regulators and the IRS say bitcoin is a digital commodity, so it’s a crypto commodity,” said Lee W. McKnight, associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. “It’s a store of value and a hedge in uncertain times. Look at the current political and climate and who’s president. There’s a lot of uncertainty and market hedging.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Built Facebook Into a Behemoth Whose Power he Underestimates

Los Angeles Times | by David Pierson

"[Facebook is] so good at being a business, but really bad at recognizing its role in society,” said Jennifer Stromer-Galley, an information studies professor at Syracuse University. “It is conceivable the company is so big and complex, there are dimensions and aspects of Facebook no one is paying attention to.”

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The Far Right is Struggling to Sustain Interest in its Social Media Platforms

Business Insider | by Maxwell Tani

Jeff Hemsley, a professor at Syracuse who's a coauthor of the book "Going Viral," said many social media followers were casual users and didn't want to bother moving to a new platform to follow just one or two people, adding that "network effects" boosted the popularity of platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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