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DreamBox re-positions itself for focus on K-12 market

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Digital education company DreamBox Learning has solidified its shift to emphasize the K-12 school market over the consumer market by unveiling a new logo and brand identity. Bellevue, WA-based DreamBox, founded in 2006 by Lou Gray and former Microsoft executive Ben Slivka, was acquired two years ago by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings...
DreamBox re-positions itself for focus on K-12 market

Advice from a dropout: Bill Gates says colleges need to fix the graduation problem

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So you probably would not take advice about college education from a person who dropped out of school — unless, of course, that certain someone was Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder who dropped out of Harvard to start his own company spoke about his concerns with the American higher education...
Advice from a dropout: Bill Gates says colleges need to fix the graduation problem

Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

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A bit of news straight out of left field today that should perk some ears over at Amazon.com HQ: publishing and education company Pearson has announced that it is investing nearly $90 million in cash in NOOK Media, the recently formed joint-venture of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. The strategic...
Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

Do you have to be an educator to remake higher education?

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This embed is invalid Silicon Valley is enamored with the narrative of the 20-something founder who doesn’t know enough of the industry he is disrupting to do otherwise. But sometimes, experience matters. I’m biased, but I’d argue that knowing a thing or two about journalism helps when building a modern...
Do you have to be an educator to remake higher education?

Survey suggests Facebook advertising benchmarks: $0.80 CPC, 0.014 percent CTR

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Facebook advertisers see an average cost per click of $0.80 and average clickthrough rate of 0.014 percent, according to a survey released today by Social Fresh. The survey of 347 advertisers found that respondents who worked for an agency had higher average CTR than vendors and marketers who worked directly...
Survey suggests Facebook advertising benchmarks: $0.80 CPC, 0.014 percent CTR

Facebook Interest Lists Spotted In The Wild, Then Quickly Removed

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Along with the new Facebook Pages launched this week, another interesting element for marketers was spotted in the wild – interest lists. Social Fresh, a social education company, spotted this addition alongside the new Facebook pages, an addition that was quickly hidden from marketers. The... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Facebook Interest Lists Spotted In The Wild, Then Quickly Removed
Funding Daily: Break out your Top Hat, it's time to Boom, Twist and Pulse a LittleBit

Startup Spotlight: eVenues takes the headache out of finding event space

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Planning and organizing events can be extremely difficult.  There are so many details, from tickets to food to location.  eVenues is here to help by matching up a perfect venue for your needs.  They provide a simple online directory and marketplace where you can browse different venues, sort by different...
Startup Spotlight: eVenues takes the headache out of finding event space

Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

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According to Y Combinator’s estimates, today, there are more than 100 startup accelerators in the U.S., which is almost awe-inspiring considering that there were only four as recently as 2007. While the number of accelerators and incubators continues to rise, popping up in nearly every vertical, Education has been slower...
Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

Online Education Company Lands Big Funding Round

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Lynda.com has been educating people since 1995, supported by revenue it has generated. But the online learning company has finally decided to take some outside funding, and not a small amount....
Online Education Company Lands Big Funding Round

Amazing Video: Learning Neuroscience by Making a Cockroach Dance

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Greg Gage is on a mission to get kids excited about neuroscience by helping them understand how the brain works in ways that are extremely memorable. He sells $100 kits that teach how neurons work by putting electricity through cockroach limbs and living cockroaches. One of the most amazing and...
Amazing Video: Learning Neuroscience by Making a Cockroach Dance

Udemy – Academy of You | Find and Create Online Courses – Teach and Learn Online

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Udemy is a website that enables anyone to create an online course. Our goal is to provide our teachers with everything they could possibly need to create a great learning experience over the internet. We’ve worked hard to build this site and we hope you like it. Everything is...
Udemy – Academy of You | Find and Create Online Courses – Teach and Learn Online

For ed tech startups, pudgy is better than lean, says Princeton Review founder

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The “lean startup” mantra may prevail across most of the tech world, but ed tech companies might want to consider bulking up a bit. So said serial education entrepreneur John Katzman on Wednesday, during an online conversation with the organizers of EdStartup 101, an open online course on entrepreneurship in...
For ed tech startups, pudgy is better than lean, says Princeton Review founder
PluralSight turns philanthropic, launches free coding bootcamp in Utah public schools

Big data goes to college: ed tech startup Civitas Learning scores $8.75M

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Colleges and universities are sitting on mounds of data that could lead to all kinds of valuable insights – like which students are most at risk for failing or what course loads tend to lead to attrition. But, until recently, schools haven’t had the tools to aggregate and analyze those...
Big data goes to college: ed tech startup Civitas Learning scores $8.75M

Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

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Corey Mandell Point Inside, a Seattle startup that specializes in mapping indoor spaces, has named technology veteran Corey Mandell as CTO. Mandell most recently served as senior vice president of product engineering at Kaseya Inc.  At Point Inside, he will lead development and technical operations. “Point Inside is leading the new generation...
Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

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A member of the Anonymous collective claims responsibility for hacking the internet's largest domain registrarGoDaddy, the internet's largest domain registrar, was hacked on Monday morning by a member of the Anonymous hacking group. Although it was not clear how many websites were affected, "DNS" or Domain Name System, "GoDaddy" and...
GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

Coursera raises $16 million and partners with top-tier universities to bring free online education to millions

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The Internet is revolutionizing education, as several companies and organizations disrupt the online education space including Open Yale, Open Culture, Khan Academy, Academic Earth, P2PU, Skillshare, Scitable and Skype in the Classroom. The Internet has changed how we interact with time and each other. We can be learning all the time now, whenever we want, and wherever we want. And...
Coursera raises $16 million and partners with top-tier universities to bring free online education to millions

Sponsored post: GigaOM Research + General Assembly: big data online class

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Information abounds in the internet age, but people who understand it do not. The market for data scientists is ripe, and it is quickly becoming a necessary part of even nontechnical jobs. Big data is changing the way people make decisions, shop and even date. Get ahead of the data...
Sponsored post: GigaOM Research + General Assembly: big data online class
The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

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As competition builds among companies teaching people to code online, Portland,Ore.-based Treehouse says it has raised a “war chest” of new funds. On Tuesday, the company said it had raised $7 million in a Series B round led by Kaplan Ventures and including the Social+Capital Partnership. The new cash brings...
With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market

Pearson to Invest $89.5 Million in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media

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Publishing and education company Pearson PLC agreed to invest $89.5 million for a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble Inc.’s digital-business unit, Nook Media LLC. Bookstore operator Barnes & Noble will now own 78.2 percent of Nook Media, and Microsoft Corp., which made a $300 million investment earlier this...
Pearson to Invest $89.5 Million in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media

Former MTV Exec Mika Salmi Thinks Live Online Education Is the Next Big Thing (Video)

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Longtime tech media executive Mika Salmi was trying to make a transition to something more meaningful — like cleantech — after a career spent at MTV Networks, Atom Entertainment and RealNetworks. Mika Salmi He joined the board of a clean fuel company and considered becoming the CEO, but felt like...
Former MTV Exec Mika Salmi Thinks Live Online Education Is the Next Big Thing (Video)

In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education

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In President Obama’s inaugural Fireside Hangout on Google+, he faced the public and answered a bevy of questions along a wide range of topics, including immigration, gun violence, and even technology. One of the five Americans selected to speak with the President happened to be Limor Fried, an entrepreneur and...
In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education

Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years

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Xu Xiaoping, one of China’s most prominent angel investors, doesn’t think China will be able to produce its own equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in this generation. On Saturday, I went to a Yale Club of Beijing talk by Xu Xiaoping (pictured above) at Peking University. He’s an...
Why China won’t be innovative for at least 20 more years

How will News Corps' new ed tech business 'Amplify' education?

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Credit: flickingerbrad As investments and interest in ed tech intensify, News Corp  today took the wraps off its own newly-formed education technology business, Amplify. The new brand and business unit will be led by CEO Joel Klein, the former NYC schools’ chancellor who joined News Corp in Nov. 2010 to...
How will News Corps' new ed tech business 'Amplify' education?

Bloomberg Ventures' Matt Turck Is Heading To FirstMark Capital

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Matt Turck of Bloomberg Ventures is joining FirstMark Capital as its Managing Director. He'll be investing in B2B, enterprise, Big Data, fintech and education companies for the New York-based firm. Turck has been at Bloomberg since 2008, when he joined as Principal. Before that, he was a Senior Director at Oracle....
Bloomberg Ventures' Matt Turck Is Heading To FirstMark Capital

Welcoming Rob Hatch

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I’ve been talking about a new business for a while. I’m just waiting on a website to show you before I really unleash what we’re going to do over there, but in the interim, I wanted to announce that Rob Hatch has agreed to join me as my Executive...
Welcoming Rob Hatch

Can Venture Capital Fix Our Dysfunctional Educational System?

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Venture capitalists are betting that technology will play a major role in fixing a broken U.S. educational system. Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners put their chips down last week with a $103 million investment in Lynda.com, which sells monthly subscriptions for training videos in business, technology and...
Can Venture Capital Fix Our Dysfunctional Educational System?

Pluto Media Raises $500k to Build Apps that Make Learning Fun

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Pluto Media, a education company focused on building apps for tablets, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Rob Hutter of Learn Capital, Jennifer Carolan of NewSchools Venture Fund and Peter Relan, an angel investor. The round matches a $500,000 seed round raised earlier from investors such as former Accel...
Pluto Media Raises $500k to Build Apps that Make Learning Fun
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