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Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

Kahoot drops M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build […]

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Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

Abacus.AI raises another M and launches new AI modules AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round. Today, only a few months later, it is not changing its name again, but it is announcing a $22 million Series […]

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AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital

AI-tool maker Seldon raises £7.1M Series A from AlbionVC and Cambridge Innovation Capital Seldon is a U.K. startup that specializes in the rarified world of development tools to optimize machine learning. What does this mean? Well, dear reader, it means that the “AI” that companies are so fond of trumpeting does actually […]

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As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning

As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning Campuswire was in a fortuitous spot when colleges and universities across the world shut down on short notice because of the threat of coronavirus. Founded by Tade Oyerinde in 2018, Campuswire is a virtual solution for any teacher who wants to digitize […]

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TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos

TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. […]

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Language learning service Babbel says it has now sold over 10M subscriptions

Language learning service Babbel says it has now sold over 10M subscriptions Babbel, the popular Berlin-based online language learning service, today announced that it has now sold a total of 10 million subscriptions to its service. For a language learning service, that’s quite a substantial number, especially given that Babbel doesn’t really […]

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India’s first Earth-imaging satellite startup raises $5 million, first launch planned for later this year

India’s first Earth-imaging satellite startup raises million, first launch planned for later this year Bengaluru-based Pixxel is getting ready to launch its first Earth imaging satellite later this year, with a scheduled mission aboard a Soyuz rocket. The roughly one-and-a-half-year old company is moving quickly, and today it’s announcing a $5 million […]

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Hundreds of academics back privacy-friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps

Hundreds of academics back privacy-friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps Hundreds of academics across the world have welcomed efforts to introduce privacy-friendly contact tracing systems to help understand the spread of coronavirus. A letter, signed by nearly 300 academics and published Monday, praised recent announcements from Apple and Google to build an opt-in […]

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OctoML raises $15M to make optimizing ML models easier

OctoML raises M to make optimizing ML models easier OctoML, a startup founded by the team behind the Apache TVM machine learning compiler stack project, today announced it has raised a $15 million Series A round led by Amplify, with participation from Madrone Ventures, which led its $3.9 million seed round. The […]

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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to […]

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