Liz Gannes

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Social Learning Start-Up Grockit Raises $7M

Grockit has raised $7 million in Series D funding led by Atlas Venture and including the education-focused NewSchools Venture Fund. The company, which charges $30 per month for its materials and group study sessions, recently integrated with Facebook to help users create virtual study rooms with friends, a la the music service Turntable.fm.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus