Yiftee, a micro-gift startup founded in 2011, has partnered with multiple campus businesses to allow members of the Stanford community to send and receive items, such as a cup of coffee or a cupcake, from local merchants through their smartphones or online.
The Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) awarded $150,000 to 14 startups on Friday in the finale of a multi-round entrepreneurial competition that began in January.
The MobiSocial Computing Lab, an industrial affiliate program in the School of Engineering, recently began accepting entries for its first-ever design competition for middle and high school students interested in developing mobile phone applications.
EmailValet, an application produced through collaboration between doctoral student Nicolas Kokkalis and members of Stanford’s Human-Computer Interaction group, allows users to connect with a remote email assistant while restricting the assistant’s access to the user’s personal information.
An upcoming redesign of Coursework, Stanford’s class management platform, will feature elements designed by Roger Chen’15 and Ashley Ngu ’16, the winners of a competition hosted by Academic Computer Services (ACS) and Coursework User Experience (UX) to solicit student proposals for an update of the platform.
Even as the controversy surrounding Harvard’s secret searches of staff members’ email accounts deepens, an examination of Stanford’s privacy policies suggests that such a controversy may be precluded by severe limitations on the information and account access afforded to University administrators.
More than 100 works of art from the Cantor Arts Center have been made available online for in-depth public viewing through a new partnership between the Center and the Google Art Project.