Tony Xie


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Coursekit changes name and logo

It is not always bad to be the square peg in the round hole. Coursekit, an education management startup founded by three Penn students, changed its name to Lore in light of changing company directions. The new logo consists of the product name arranged in a square formation within a red circle.

Philly Tech Week begins celebration of technology

Philly Tech Week, which begins Monday, April 23, is a string of workshops, panels and hackathons. The week is a celebration of the technology scene in Philadelphia and aims to showcase what tech-savvy people and organizations in Philadelphia have been working on for the past year.



Penn gets more social media-savvy

The University was ranked second in social media use among American and European universities in a recent study done by social media consulting firm Sociagility.


For Wesley Zhao, a startup dream fulfilled

Welcome to the life of 19-year-old Zhao — college dropout and successful self-made entrepreneur. Zhao taught himself how to code in his spare time as a student and a Division I athlete for Penn’s sprint football and track and field teams.


Blackboard rival continues with pilot

Last semester, the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment, an education management software, implemented a successful pilot in 25 courses across multiple schools, serving 500 students.







Penn ranks high in technology transfers

According to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers, which Penn is part of, the University has made numerous gains over the past years in multiple areas of technology transfers.


Students rally for access to Penn data

Through the Open Data Initiative, students are requesting access to the University’s data to be able to use it to create applications that would benefit the community.