Cyrus Farivar, ars technica, First arrest captured on Google Glass point to a “Little Brother” future, here. Sales will go through the roof. This is way better than Raising Sash for a View of the City’s Daily Ballet.
ia4studio, Bladerunner in 60 seconds, here.
Coursera blog, Coursera Secures $43M in Series B Funding, Plans to Double in Size, here. Georgia Tech is offering a Masters for 7K USD all in without ever stepping foot in the State of Georgia. This game is looking like it’s done and the fans are headed for the exits. Now we need ia4studio, xkcd, and coursera to do CS Masters of Science in 60 seconds.
Today, we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve closed $43M in Series B funding from GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank, Laureate Education Inc., Learn Capital and Yuri Milner, as well as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates, who participated in our Series A round of funding and are furthering their investment in this round as well.
Since we launched in April 2012, we’ve grown to offer around 400 courses from 83 educational institutions, and we recently hit the 4 million student mark! These investors, spanning the sectors of Internet technology, education technology, and emerging world markets, closely align with our efforts to continue building the technologies and global communities necessary to allow students around the world to learn without limits.