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@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
TNW

This AI proofreader will make you a better copywriter

CNET

How to change Alexa's name

$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

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
VentureBeat

Medium grows 140% to 60 million monthly visitors

US elections Language
@jess @ruskin147 @jayrosen_nyu via The New York Times

The Great A.I. Awakening

TNW

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

Deals
New York Times Bits

On the Internet, to Be ‘Mom’ 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 – 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

@jackschofield @dannysullivan via Search Engine Land

For answering questions, Google Home bests Amazon Echo & Alexa

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
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SEC FORM D

CNET

Duolingo introduces chatbots to hone your conversational skills