Google Announces its Project FI (long-rumored wireless phone service)

Here’s how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries), and then it’s a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it’s hard to predict your data usage, you’ll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let’s say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You’ll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use.

I think I can move providers! More here.

Report on US Faculty Pay

According to the American Association of University Professors’ Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, faculty pay is up 2.2. percent, or 1.4 percent adjusted for inflation. Yet faculty salaries remain much lower than many of those in the business world, and make up just a fraction of institutional expenditures. Read the InsideHiEd article here and access the report database searchable by institution, rank, state and more here. Look for the AAUP report here.