Liz Gannes

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Knewton Raises $33M for Remixing Online Learning

Knewton, the educational content “remixer” that adapts its courses to each student (you could say it learns about the learner), has raised $33 million led by Founders Fund and Pearson. The three-year-old company’s new funding is particularly notable for its large size and because Founders Fund Managing Partner Peter Thiel is an outspoken critic of traditional higher education.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik