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2U teams with top schools to to show there's more to online ed than MOOCs

gigaom.com
The New York Times might be calling it “the year of the MOOC,” but the future of online learning isn’t just massive online courses. In the past year, Coursera, Udacity, edX and other free platforms with mega-sized virtual classrooms have garnered mega-sized media attention (and not without good reason). But...
2U teams with top schools to to show there's more to online ed than MOOCs

Airbnb launches Verified Identification to help bring more accountability to the shared economy

thenextweb.com
Airbnb has released a new verification process designed to improve accountability between renters and property owners on its service. With Verified Identifications, renters will have to submit to extra screenings in order to prove who they are. Right now, this service is being rolled out only in the US. Calling...
Airbnb launches Verified Identification to help bring more accountability to the shared economy

Airbnb Hires Facebook's Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

allthingsd.com
Airbnb has hired Mike Curtis to fill a new role as its VP of engineering, the peer-to-peer travel company said today. Curtis, who started at Airbnb a week ago, was previously a director of engineering at Facebook, where he had worked on the company’s growth team since 2011. Airbnb now...
Airbnb Hires Facebook's Mike Curtis as Head of Engineering

The Rise of Smart Mobile Services (Not Apps!)

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Saar Gur is a general partner at Charles River Ventures. Follow him on Twitter @saarsaar. A new generation of Smart Mobile Services is coming. We don’t need to wait for Google Glasses to build the next generation of world-changing consumer services. Many of the enabling features for these services exist in our...
The Rise of Smart Mobile Services (Not Apps!)
Google+ Events: a visual tour

Airbnb Hires the Team Behind Fondu Review App

allthingsd.com
Airbnb has acqhired Fondu, maker of a “bite-size restaurant review” iPhone app. The Fondu team will join Airbnb’s product group in San Francisco, but other assets of the company were not purchased. The service, which focused on recommendations from trusted friends, is to be shut down Nov. 1. Fondu CEO Gauri Maglik...
Airbnb Hires the Team Behind Fondu Review App
Belly Expands Beyond Loyalty With Debut Of Customer Acquisition Platform, Belly Bites; Support For Transactions Is Next
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