Jason Del Rey

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Amazon Will Acquire EdTech Startup TenMarks to Create Educational Apps for Kindles

Amazon said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement to purchase TenMarks, a four-year-old education startup that makes online educational tools focused on mathematics. “Together, Amazon and TenMarks intend to develop rich educational content and applications, across multiple platforms, that we think teachers, parents and students will love,” Amazon Kindle VP Dave Limp said in a statement. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, were not disclosed.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work