Liz Gannes

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Udemy Raises $12M for Online Education Clearinghouse

Udemy, the marketplace for on-demand online courses, has attracted $12 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners and including Lightbank and MHS Capital. The San Francisco-based company says it has 5,000 courses and 500,000 students, with instructors collectively earning millions of dollars.


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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