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Curators of Language Learning
$5,200,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch

LingoLive raises $5.2 million to help language learners become professionally fluent

Funding
Tech.eu , EU-Startups

busuu teams up with Uber for English course for drivers

Ars Technica

Does it fart? There‚Äôs now a database‚ÄĒand a hashtag‚ÄĒfor that

Animals Language
Tech.eu

Former Business Insider exec Julie Hansen appointed US CEO of Babbel

Strategy Apps & Services Publishing
CleanTechnica

Tesla, Chevy Bolt, & Other EV Production & Sales Numbers In 2017 ‚ÄĒ You Guess!

@hblodget via Business Insider

Google and Google Home promote fake news story about Obama 'shocking the country' by running for a third term

US elections Language
CNET

Duolingo introduces Language Clubs

TechCrunch

Duolingo gets social

Deals
avc

Headlines

Undisclosed funding
FinSMEs

EnglishCentral Receives Multi-Million Investment from Kirihara Shoten K.K.

@ruhanirabin @problogger via socialmediaexaminer

Advanced Blogging: How to Make Your Blog Serve Your Business

memeburn

ALYSIA: an AI that writes melodies for your lyrics

Venture capital (Series A)
The Bridge

Japan's language learning startup Polyglots secures series A funding from US investors

Asia Language
Product Hunt

10,000 sentences

@jess @ruskin147 @jayrosen_nyu via The New York Times

The Great A.I. Awakening

VentureBeat

Medium grows 140% to 60 million monthly visitors

US elections Language
TNW

Here's your chance to get Rosetta Stone on the cheap with $90 off

Deals
VentureBeat

Yahoo officially launches its Yahoo Answers Q&A mobile app

Apps Language
New York Times Bits

On the Internet, to Be ‚ÄėMom‚Äô Is to Be Queen

Family Language
Wired UK

The 12 days of GCHQ quizmas: test your brain power with these daily puzzles

Tech in Asia

She wants to bring the world closer together ‚Äď with educational apps

Tech in Asia

WeChat maker Tencent invests in China’s hottest new social app

Asia Language
Nieman Lab

"No one ever corrected themselves on the basis of what we wrote": A look at European fact-checking sites

ZDNet

Google Cloud acquires learning platform Qwiklabs

Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , SiliconANGLE Media

Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skills

Cloud Deals
@GuyKawasaki @ruhanirabin via socialmediaexaminer

Email Sales Funnels: How to Automate Your Sales

Wired

WIRED Editorial Fellowships

@jackschofield @dannysullivan via Search Engine Land

For answering questions, Google Home bests Amazon Echo & Alexa

VentureBeat

Medium adds supports for drag and drop images, mobile image grids, and inline code

New Language Apps
EU-Startups

Startup Jobs of the Week: Join Auto1 in Antwerp, Brandnew IO in Berlin, Memrise in London or Sapaso in Cologne

Employment Apps & Services
VentureBeat

Y Combinator-backed language learning startup Verbling is going enterprise

CNET

Here are the questions US states google most (come on, Kansas)

VentureBeat

Quill lets you create 3D illustrations in virtual reality

EU-Startups

Startup Jobs of the Week: Join payever in Hamburg, zeotap in Berlin, Memrise in London or Realo in Ghent

VentureBeat

SwiftKey’s neural network-based predictive keyboard app now speaks Spanish, French, and German

Apps Language
$1,000,000 Venture capital
sec

SEC FORM D

CNET

Duolingo introduces chatbots to hone your conversational skills

@amandapalmer @dsifry via The New York Times

Fact Checks of the Second Presidential Debate

US elections Language
Re/code

Is Google now a hardware company?

Jobs Language
The Verge

Duolingo's new crew of AI tutors will help you learn languages

TNW , The Guardian

Duolingo's new language tutors might be the first chatbots that don't suck

$2,000,000 Venture capital
The Bridge

Japan's HiNative, Q&A app for language learning, secures $2M to boost user growth

ZDNet

Seven reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 beats the Google Pixel for the enterprise

Mobile devices Language
$1,250,000 Debt financing
sec , sec

SEC FORM D/A

VentureBeat

Quip unveils Salesforce integration: Rich mentions, live data, and single sign-on

TechCrunch

Spoken Editions goes live on iTunes so you can listen to your favorite websites

$1,360,000 Venture capital
sec

SEC FORM D

$1,300,000 Venture capital
sec

SEC FORM D

£500,000 Seed fund
TechCrunch

Edtech startup Lingumi raises cash for its games teaching foreign languages to toddlers