Barnes & Noble announces Reader’s Choice Awards

October 2014 — Barnes & Noble recently announced its new initiative — the Annual Reader’s Choice Newsstand Awards! For the first time readers can vote for their favorite articles in several categories. Being engineers and all, our vote goes to Popular Mechanics’ privacy tips.

Clicking the cover on the right will take you to the Promotional Article Viewer: an HTML5 reader developed from scratch by Astea on behalf of Barnes & Noble Newsstand. In addition to offering the usual features, such as quick and easy navigation and social network sharing, one of the most notable perks of the reader is that it will run in almost any browser on almost any screen! Pick your favorite — Firefox on your laptop, Safari on your iPad, or Chrome on your Android phone — all of them offer an optimized reading experience. Check out all the articles for free at nook.com/readershoice!

CourseKicker wins the BigApps challenge

September 2014 — CourseKicker was announced a winner of the NYC’s BigApps challenge! Among the 20 finalists in the Learn category CourseKicker was honoured with the grand prize as the best tool that allows teachers to connect, collaborate and share best practices with colleagues beyond their own schools, anywhere in the world.

CourseKicker uses social networking and crowdsourcing techniques to help teachers build strong professional networks, discover best practices, and recommend new connections and great lessons. Read more…