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$4,000,000 Seed fund
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500 Startups-backed edtech firm Lingokids raises $4m in new funding

Funding Asia
VentureRadar

Using Deep Learning to Detect VC Funding News Stories

Techvibes

How Duolingo Got 170 Million Users Worldwide to Learn a Second Language

People
TechCrunch

YC-backed Py is a Duolingo style learn-to-code app

Robotics Deals
avc

Crypto Token Reading List

Tech in Asia

TIA Engineering: How we built the conference attendees chat

TreeHugger.com

URIDU fights poverty & empowers rural illiterate women with solar powered MP3 players

Tech in Asia

Opinion: Smalltalk is the coolest programming language

PhoneArena

You can now learn Japenese on your iPhone with Duolingo

Deals Apps
TechCrunch , TNW

Duolingo adds support for Japanese

TNW

Would millennials give up sex for internet access?

New York Times Bits

Getting Recommendations From Facebook Friends

GeekWire

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 7, 2017

TechCrunch

Germany’s Duolingo competitor Babbel sets its sights on the US

Apps & Services Deals
CNET

Google ramps up efforts to expand Indian market

Asia Language
CNN Tech

How Google plans to get a billion new users

Asia Language
TechCrunch , The Verge

Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service

Deals
BetaKit

Hack To Start Ep.145: Gina Gotthilf, VP of growth and marketing at Duolingo

Tnooz

WeChat and destinations - hundreds of millions of users but only thousands of views

TNW

Google adds fact check to global search results in the war against fake news

Ars Technica

The MASSive Mass Effect: Andromeda writing contest

Venture capital
PE Hub

Beech Tree Private Equity provides funding to Learnlight

Funding Apps & Services
$12,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
VentureBeat , PE Hub

Voxy raises $12 million to roll out its e-learning English app in emerging markets

Funding Education
FinSMEs

Voxy Raises $12M in Funding

Practical Ecommerce

For Content Marketing Ideas, Try BuzzSumo

Advertising Language
@davewiner via Nieman Lab

"Media is broken," so Medium's launching a $5/month member program that offers small upgrades

$350,000,000 IPO
PE Hub

PE-backed ProPetro debuts IPO

Stock markets Data leaks Language
TechMoran

Andela opens doors to developers in Uganda

@LanceUlanoff via Mashable

This week in apps: McDonald's, Duolingo's flashcards, and Meet by Google

Apps
Product Hunt

Tiny Cards by Duolingo - Web

Deals
Technical.ly

The Peace Corps and Duolingo are back at it again DC

Deals
TechCrunch

Duolingo brings Tinycards to the web

Apps
@Borthwick via Nieman Lab

This site is "taking the edge off rant mode" by making readers pass a quiz before commenting

Business Insider

Why Facebook removed a line about monitoring terrorists on 'private channels' from Mark Zuckerberg's company manifesto

CNET

Learn sign language with more than 2000 GIFs from Giphy

TechCrunch

Verbling adds native apps to expand access to its marketplace of language tutors

Apps
TNW

Mondly's VR language-learning app is the closest thing to actual immersion

Deals Language
Business Insider

Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found

City life Language
Re/code

Marty Baron explains what it will take for the Washington Post to call a Trump lie a lie

Mashable

Siri has some fresh thoughts on love just in time for Valentine's Day

TNW

Roses are red, violets are blue. Thanks to this AI, someone'll fuck you.

ZDNet

​Brain-computer talks to completely paralyzed patients

TechCentral

WhatsApp 'backdoor' story was fake news

TechCrunch

Facebook Trending adds headlines for context but drops personalization

Business Insider

Over 1,500 people who have been happily married reveal the most important quality all lasting relationships have in common

People Language
$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’s now a database—and a hashtag—for that

Animals Language
Tech.eu

Former Business Insider exec Julie Hansen appointed US CEO of Babbel

Strategy Apps & Services Publishing
CNET

Duolingo introduces Language Clubs