Liz Gannes

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Social Education Startup Edmodo Makes Its First Acquisition: Root-1

Edmodo, the social network for online learning, has acquired education app tool Root-1 as part of efforts to expand its app platform. Edmodo has tripled its user base to 18 million K-12 teachers and students, and has added 400 apps since the platform launched a year ago.


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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