Liz Gannes

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Educational Game Maker MindSnacks Wins $6.5M From Sequoia Capital

MindSnacks, which makes language-learning and test-prep apps for iOS, has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital to expand into categories like geography and math. The San Francisco-based company’s games, which have been downloaded more than four million times, are generally free to download, and cost $4.99 to upgrade to more levels.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald