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Chegg Buys Zinch in Another Move Toward a “Social Education Platform”

The online textbook rental is on a hiring spree to expand its student-aimed business all year round. The latest move: Acquiring Zinch, which links high school students with college recruiters.

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A New Chapter for Chegg

Online textbook rental outfit Chegg is ready to take on a heavier load. The site is announcing today plans to offer a broader range of student services such as course selection advice, homework help and personalization. The expansion, taking advantage of its acquisition of CourseRank and Cramster, will advance Chegg’s social ambitions. “We know students’ class schedules, professors’ required reading and other materials in the class that are used,” said CEO Dan Rosensweig. “We have that history….Nobody else is able to bring this kind of personalized, relevant experience to students.”

Exclusive: Ex-Yahoos–Plus Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang–in New Morado Ventures Fund (That's Spanish for Purple, Natch)

A new $10 million micro-venture fund, led by former Yahoo top engineering exec Ash Patel–called Morado Ventures and funded by a group largely made up of ex-Yahoos–is about to launch, according to sources close to the situation. Expected limited partners in Morado, which means “purple” in Spanish, include former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, former COO Dan Rosensweig and former sales head Greg Coleman. Ex-Yahoo President Sue Decker is also considering investing, said sources. Also on deck: Yahoo’s two founders Jerry Yang and David Filo, both of whom are still at the company.

Exclusive: Chegg Raises $75 Million in Additional Funding from Asian Firm

Chegg, the online textbook rental service, has raised another $75 million from Asia-based Ace Limited, according to sources. Ace seems to be nonexistent on the Internet, although sources said it is a Hong Kong-based investment firm. The round comes after a huge Series D investment in late 2009, which already brought Chegg’s funding to a whopping $144 million.

Chegg's Dan Rosensweig Talks About the Next Wave of Online Textbook Rentals and More!

Earlier this week, BoomTown went down to Santa Clara, Calif. to the offices of Chegg, the online textbook rental leader, to pay a visit on longtime Silicon Valley exec Dan Rosensweig. Today, in a bid to expand its offerings beyond books, Chegg said it had acquired Courserank, a Mountain View, Calif. start-up that helps students “share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.” Here’s the video.

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