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R:ED February 6th to March 5th 2011

  1. Readability Just Became Instapaper’s Publisher Payment Layer
  2. Google Censors Its Own Education Investment in BitTorrent
  3. 8 Educational iPhone Apps for Small Business Owners
  4. Everloop Brings New Social Network for Tweens to 56,000 Schools
  5. Meet The Father Of The Second Largest Search Engine In The World
  6. LearnBoost Adds Parent and Student Accounts to Its Gradebook (And Why That’s a Big Deal)
  7. TED Launches Quora-Like Platform for Intelligent Discussion
  8. How an Imaginative Child Learning Software Startup Avoided Death by Retail
  9. How Bill Gates’ Favorite Teacher Wants to Disrupt Education
  10. Anaheim School District Takes a Big Brother Approach to Truancy
  11. Bandwidth.com Acquires Dash Carrier Services To Add Emergency Calling To VoIP Applications
  12. StackOverflow’s Careers 2.0 Leverages Q&A To Get Programmers Hired
  13. BookRenter Raises $40 Million To Take On Chegg In Textbook Rentals
  14. Pakistan’s Education Revolution
  15. Why a Former Hedge Funder Is Building a Museum for Math
  16. Skype Teams Up With Citrix To Bring GoToMeeting Web Conferencing To Business Offerings
  17. How the iPad 2 Will Revolutionize Education

Disrupting Disruption – Flat World Knowledge raises $15 million

Flat World Knowledge, the world’s leading publisher of open source text books raised $15 million USD in a series B round from Bertelsmann Digital Media, other investors and angels.

The really interesting thing about Flat World Knowledge is that it actually disrupts two business models of other startups in the $8 billion USD textbook market. They are disrupting disruption if you will.

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R:ED December 5th 2010 to January 1st 2011

  1. More Details On Skype’s Big Move To The Web
  2. State Department Warns Students Against Discussing WikiLeaks on Facebook, Twitter
  3. Interview with Sean Conway of Notehall
  4. Skype Creates Bespoke Software to Help Refugee Workers
  5. Test Prep App Startup Watermelon Express Raises Funding From Groupon Co-Founders
  6. Little Bookrenter Is Narrowing The Gap With Chegg
  7. World Map Of Social Networks Shows Facebook’s Ever-Increasing Dominance
  8. Watch an Apple Engineer Recreate a 2,000-Year-Old Computer Using Legos
  9. Digital Learning Now
  11. Flat World Knowledge Expands Beyond Business Curriculum with Affordable College Textbooks for General Education Courses
  12. ooVoo Releases Android App for Six-Way Video Chat
  13. Why Your Smartphone Will Replace Your Wallet
  14. Word Lens Translates Words Inside of Images. Yes Really.
  15. Kobo Looks to Social Reading to Distinguish It From Kindle
  16. How Twitter Users Changed in 2010 [CHARTS]
  17. 81% of Gen Yers Use Facebook Daily [STUDY]
  18. Another Key Feature Of Google +1: Massive-Scale Social Video Conferencing
  19. FitFu Wants To Get You Exercising At Your Desk, And Everywhere Else
  20. Google Ventures Gives $600K to iOS App Maker Miso Media
  21. Mint.com Hits The Books; Offers Personal Finance Curriculum To Students
  22. Language Learning Service Voxy Closes Another 600K, For A Total Of $1.2 Million
  23. Send & Receive Money From Twitter & Facebook Friends With Dwolla
  24. Huge Growth Projected for Tablet PCs [REPORT]
  25. Virtual Holiday Dinner Brings Families Together via Robot Proxies
  26. Massive Change Ahead in Middle East: Women Control $700 Billion and Counting
  27. Fair Trade Shopping Site Worldstock.com Profits Without Trying
  28. 2011 TED Fellow Studies Tech Needs in Low-Income India–and Builds a Braille Phone in His Spare Time
  29. 5 E-Book Trends That Will Change the Future of Publishing
  30. Why the Kids Don’t Blog and Grandma’s on Facebook
  31. Skype’s New App Brings Video Chat To The iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
  32. Why iPad Magazine Sales Are Not As Bad As They Seem
  33. Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurs Are Eating America’s Lunch
  34. Unhappy Helicopter Parents
  35. 65% of Internet Users Paid for Digital Content [STUDY]
  36. So Much For FREE!: Apple Will Sell $2B in Apps in 2011
  37. The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

R:ED August 29th to September 4th

  1. Fora.TV Triples Traffic. Wait, That Many People Want Hour-Long Videos on Economics?
  2. Skype Introduces 10-Way Video Calling
  3. EverFi Raises $11 Million For Financial Literacy Education Application
  4. Textbook Rentals Go Into Hypergrowth: Bookrenter Says Revenues Are Growing 725 Percent
  5. Udemy Scores $1M In Seed Funding, Aims To Democratize Online Learning
  6. 15 Essential Back to School Podcasts
  7. Vidyo Bets On The iPad And iPhone For The Future Of Video Conferencing
  8. comScore: Time Spent Watching Live Web Video Up 650 Percent
  9. Rise of the Anti-Content Farmers
  10. The Boss Is Robotic, and Rolling Up Behind You