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Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do […]

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TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of […]

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MasterClass co-founder’s new educational startup Outlier raises $11.7M

MasterClass co-founder’s new educational startup Outlier raises .7M Outlier.org, a startup that allows students to take online classes for college credit, is announcing that it has raised $11.6 million in Series A funding. GSV Ventures led the round, with participation from Harrison Metal, Tectonic Capital and Jackson Square Ventures. If you add […]

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How income share agreements will spark the rise of career accelerators

How income share agreements will spark the rise of career accelerators The income share agreement (ISA), a financing model where students pay for an education program with a certain percent of their income for several years after graduating, has been one of 2019’s new buzzwords among VCs and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. […]

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Indian education startup Byju’s turns profitable

Indian education startup Byju’s turns profitable One of India’s biggest tech startups is no longer losing money. Education tech startup Byju’s on Tuesday posted a net profit of $2.8 million on revenue of $188.8 million in the financial year that ended in March this year. During the same period, Byju’s revenue increased […]

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Kid-focused STEM device startup Kano sees layoffs as it puts Disney e-device on ice

Kid-focused STEM device startup Kano sees layoffs as it puts Disney e-device on ice London-based STEM device maker Kano has confirmed it’s cutting a number of jobs which it claims is part of a restructuring effort to shift focus to “educational computing”. The job cuts — from 65 to 50 staff — […]

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online […]

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Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in […]

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Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers “We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find […]

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Apple expands and updates its ‘Everyone Can Code’ program

Apple expands and updates its ‘Everyone Can Code’ program Apple announced today an expansion of its program designed to get more students coding. The company says it has redesigned the “Everyone Can Code” curriculum with a focus on introducing more elementary and middle school students to coding, while also adding more resources […]

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