Liz Gannes

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Quad Learning Raises $11M to Make College Affordable

MOOCs are revolutionary and all, but free online courses for thousands of people at a time still seems like a crazy experiment. Another edtech startup, called Quad Learning, is taking an approach that plays more within conventional systems, by offering community college courses online and then helping participating students transfer to top schools for their degrees. It has raised $11 million from investors including New Atlantic Ventures and NEA.


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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