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Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

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Memrise, a TechStars Boston graduate, caught my eye last year at its demo day with its gamified approach to learning and memorizing languages. I wasn’t the only one impressed. The company has raised $1.05 million from Avalon Ventures, Balderton Capital, Matt Mullenweg’s Audrey Capital and Lerer Ventures. Nabeel Hyatt, who sold Conduit Labs...
Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Talks About Leadership

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner talked with journalist Adam Bryant last night at the Director's Guild Theatre in Midtown. The interview will be posted as the first video inthe the New York Times' Corner Office interview series. Weiner offered tons of insights on leadership, which we have summarized below (paraphrazed except when...
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Talks About Leadership
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Passwords reused by 6 of 10 consumers

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Passwords remain a brittle security blanket when wielded by many consumers, a new survey has found. Despite routine web breaches, six out of ten continue to reuse the same few passwords over and over. The survey results from US fraud-detection vendor CSID shouldn't be surprising. As well as risky...
Passwords reused by 6 of 10 consumers
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Spanish startup uSpeak raises $660,000 to bolster its nifty language learning apps

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Madrid, Spain-based uSpeak has secured 500,000 euros (roughly $660,000) in seed funding to attack the language learning market with a few good-looking iOS apps and a rather unique educational system based on word games and sophisticated personalization algorithms, according to El Confidencial (via Loogic). English speakers can use the apps...
Spanish startup uSpeak raises $660,000 to bolster its nifty language learning apps

App of the Week: Mind Vault helps you memorize anything

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Our new App of the Week is great for students, or anyone else who needs to memorize something, and there’s a very Seattle story behind it. Designer Noah Read developed the Mind Vault memorization app during his daily ferry commute from Bainbridge Island to Seattle, teaching himself to program...
App of the Week: Mind Vault helps you memorize anything
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Coursera Aims To Make America's Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million

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The dream of two Stanford professors of making America’s higher education system interactive and universally accessible just got one step closer, with an extra $3.7 million in funding ($22mm total) and 13 new university partners, including Caltech and Duke. “I think the reason for the huge enrollments is that these...
Coursera Aims To Make America's Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million

Penguin Classics Releases Poems by Heart App

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It's poetry, by phone Have you ever been sliding, jumping and tilting your way through Temple Run and just thought to yourself, man, I really should just be reciting some poetry right now? You're in luck, because Penguin is on the job. Poems by Heart, their app released today,...
Penguin Classics Releases Poems by Heart App
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With 3.7m study hours logged, Cerego launches memory management service in US to improve education

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Back when we were in school, it seemed like the most common thing we had to do was memorize facts and figures in each of our classes. It was all about remembering things. Sometimes though, we can’t learn everything in the classroom and maybe even need that extra bump to...
With 3.7m study hours logged, Cerego launches memory management service in US to improve education

Google+ Starts Rolling Out Vanity URLs For Some Accounts

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A few days ago, the Google+ team punked The Oatmeal by redirecting its Google+ profile URL to a slightly more interesting (and profanity-laden) URL. That, it turns out, what just a test for Google’s wider rollout of vanity URLs for a sub-set of verified business pages and profiles. Google has already...
Google+ Starts Rolling Out Vanity URLs For Some Accounts
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?