Liz Gannes

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Google and EdX to Launch a UGC MOOC Site Next Year

Google and edX are teaming up for an open-source massive open online course site, MOOC.org, that in 2014 will allow anyone to create and post courses. The initiative from Google comes out of the company’s research group, and brings two of the stronger brand names in the biz into partnership in the rapidly-crowding online education space. Elite universities will continue to contribute to a separate MOOC site, edX.org.


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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