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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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