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News ByteSocratic today announced that it has raised $1.5 million from Spark Capital, Betaworks, John Maloney, Terrapin Bale, Chris Dixon and David Tisch. The company (formerly known as Vespr) aggregates and organizes video lessons (first, high school and college content; today, just chemistry and physics) so teachers and students can use them as resources.
News ByteInstapaper, the read-it-later service built and run by Marco Arment. The widely read developer said on his blog today that he wanted to focus on other projects, and Betaworks — which is also in the midst of revamping Digg — would give Instapaper the staff and attention it deserved. While Instapaper had sustained itself as a paid app, competitor Pocket already took the company-building route and raised $7.5 million over two rounds.