Liz Gannes

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Coursera Signs 12 More Universities to Bring Classes Online

Coursera, part of the current bumper crop of college-level online education projects, seems to be off to a quick start. The company is announcing that it has 1.5 million enrollments, will add courses from 12 more universities, and has raised $3.7 million more from investors including Caltech and University of Pennsylvania.


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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