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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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