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$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

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
Undisclosed funding
FinSMEs

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

Venture capital (Series A)
The Bridge

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

Asia Language
TNW

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

Deals
ZDNet

Google Cloud acquires learning platform Qwiklabs

Acquisition
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , SiliconANGLE Media

Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skills

Cloud Deals
$450,000 Seed fund
bizedge

Vic Uni spin-out gets $450k from big NZ innovation investor

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

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

CNET

Duolingo introduces chatbots to hone your conversational skills

$16,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
businesswire , TechCrunch

Everwise Raises $16 Million Series B, Launches Platform To Help Companies Solve Their Most Critical Talent Development Needs

EU-Startups

Startup Jobs of the Week: Join Bomberbot, bit4coin, Yocuda, Videobeat or ToucanTech

Employment Startup events
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