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Chronos launches at TechCrunch Disrupt

Chronos, the time-tracking application created by Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) alumni Charlie Kubal MBA ’12 and Dylan Keil ’08 MBA ’12, officially launched at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in mid-September. The application aims to monitor and create a record of how its users spend their time to inform their decisions about altering or improving certain lifestyle habits. The application takes advantage of the built-in capabilities of the iPhone — such as the accelerometer and compass — and pairs them with the user’s location information to passively track the user.

Kick-starting to success: Online platform funds creative projects

When Thomas Pauly ’12 and Rebecca Hecht ’12 needed funding for their senior project, a theatrical production titled “The Ones Left Behind,” they took an unconventional approach to raising the funds. After receiving a generous but insufficient Angel Grant — a $3,000 grant provided by Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) to assist students in producing public creative works — the pair created a project on Kickstarter, a popular “crowd-funding” platform that allows individuals to seek funding for creative projects.

Ingrassia links cars, US history

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Ingrassia spoke to a packed audience Wednesday evening at the Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility on the subject of his new book, “Engines of Change,” which provides “a cultural history that explores how cars have both propelled and reflected the American experience.”

Zimbardo: Boys are struggling

Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology and the leader of the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, will release a new eBook this summer with his personal assistant and co-author Nikita Duncan. The book, “The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” argues that young men are experiencing a decline in academics, social interactions and concentration because of changes in the modern world.