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Clay Shirky / Shirky’s Blog

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect

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Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOm

Online ed startup Coursera moves further along money-making path

With its new employer-matching service, Coursera has opened up a key revenue stream in which it receives payment from employers in exchange for information about students who may be good job candidates.
Rip Empson / Techcrunch

Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform

In 2010, Udemy set out to capitalize on the growing market for video-based online education by launching a learning platform that allows anyone to teach and participate in online video classes.