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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work