Liz Gannes

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Edtech Startups at Imagine K12 Now Get $100,000 Each

Imagine K12, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup accelerator that focuses on education technology, is adopting a precedent from Y Combinator (with which it shares some partners, advisers and backers) to give participating startups $80,000 in convertible debt (in addition to about $20,000 in investment) so they can better build and test their ideas. The program offers rolling admissions.


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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