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China surpasses US to be world's largest iOS app market

October 23, 2016

China has surpassed the United States to become the world's largest iOS app market in the third quarter, according to a report released on Thursday by App Annie, a US-based mobile analytics company. The company said that with 75 per cent of revenue from games, China's iOS revenue exceeded US$1.7 billion (S$2.37 billion) in the latest quarter, leading the US by more than 15 per cent.

IBM-Apple collaboration continues with launch of education-focused app

October 23, 2016

The app marks more than just a continued collaboration between the two companies -- it’s also the first time they have teamed up for an education-focused project. The app was designed for the iPad, and it’s aimed at helping teachers track the academic performance of students, as well as their special interests, accomplishments, and general behavior.

White House to welcome new 'Kid Science Advisors' on Friday

October 21, 2016

The Kid Science Advisor program aims to promote the administration’s goal of improving STEM instruction in schools, including at the elementary level. The same day Jacob pitched his idea to the president six months ago, the U.S. Education Department released guidance to school districts on how to direct federal resources to boost STEM education.