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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Oct. 7-11

Check out this week's top stories and see what we have planned for next week.

1.) How Big Data and Mobile Technology Startups Are Changing Education

Apps that alert a teacher to a student whose grades are sliding, parents being encouraged through their smart phones; it’s all part of the changing school landscape thanks to a new generation of educational tech accelerators. Get a look at a few of them in this feature from Anne Field.

2.) Network Trailblazer: A Conversation with Kim Polese

Kevin Maney talks to Kim Polese about her contribution to one of the most significant developments in the early history of the Web: Sun Microsystems’ Java. Also, see what excites her most about today’s emerging technology trends.

3.) What IT Professionals Can Learn at the Internet of Things World Forum

A look at several sessions of interest in Communication and Collaboration technologies at the upcoming Internet of Things World Forum.

4.) In "Silicon Valley of the North," It Takes an Ecosystem

See what’s behind the thriving tech innovation in one Canadian city.

Coming up next week:

  • Mobile Tech and the Fear of Missing Out

Twitchy because you haven’t checked Facebook in a while? Then you could be suffering from something called the “Fear of Missing Out.” See what it is, and take a quiz to find out where you stand with social media usage.

  • Better connected

It’s expected that tens of billions of devices will be hooked up and talking to each other by 2020. But what is going to power all of them? And, does it automatically follow that the communications will take place over the public digital highway? In a laboratory in Cambridge, UK, scientists and engineers have been working up some answers.

We’ll see you next week!