Liz Gannes

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Academia.edu Raises $11.1M for Open Research Portal

Academia.edu has raised $11.1 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital and True Ventures, as part of its ongoing efforts to make scientific research more open and networked. The San Francisco-based company now has 4.5 million registered researchers and eight million monthly visitors. It’s a more modest deal than that of Berlin-based competitor ResearchGate, which recently raised a $35 million Series C round.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus