Invested.in Powers Business Education Fundraising Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online fundraising site run by Alon Goren, is powering a new effort to help educators raise money for educational programs from the BizWorld Foundation. According to The BizWorld Foundation and Invested.in, the two are partnering on a fully customized fundraising portal, which will help educators raise money to purchase BizWorld's educational programs for their classroom.

Hydra Launches Education Site

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Beverly Hills-based online advertising network Hydra is targeting the education market, saying today that it has launched a new vertical website, MyDegreeFinder.com , specifically aimed at students looking for higher education degree programs. Hydra said the new site will provide information and resources for those students, including a directory of schools and information on schools that might interest them. Tags: hydra media advertising education mydegreefinder

CAA, William Morris Back Online Video Education Site

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Two, Hollywood heavyweights--the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and William Morris Endeavor (WME) --are backing an online site which provides live workshops from experts. creativeLive competes against Lynda.com , the online video education site based in Goleta, which has grown to be one of the region's fastest growing companies through its online courses for learning creative software.

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accouting Education

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The online site offers up a catalog of online, video courses, around such topics as using QuickBooks and basics of bookkeeping, with an initial course focused on the bookkeeping fundamentals using QuickBooks. schoolofbookkeeping bookkeeping accounting education video videos online learning startup A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students.

eHarmony's Waldorf Backs Online Education Firm Grovo.com

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Greg Waldorf , who was the founding investor in Los Angeles-based eHarmony , and was previously its CEO, is the lead investment in an online education firm''s Series A. Grovo''s online video training site includes more than 3,500 video lessons on Internet tools and cloud services. The company''s online education services are similar to those offered by Carpinteria-based Lynda.com. eharmony lynda video education online capital venture grovo

Schoolofbookkeeping Looks To Tackle Online Accounting Education

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The online site offers up a catalog of online, video courses, around such topics as using QuickBooks and basics of bookkeeping, with an initial course focused on the bookkeeping fundamentals using QuickBooks. startup learning online videos video education accounting bookkeeping schoolofbookkeeping A new, Santa Barbara-based startup, Schoolofbookkeeping.com , launched this week, offering up online courses for bookkeepers, accountants, business owners, and accounting students.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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But it isn’t meeting the needs of everyone, leading to the creation of several sites positioning themselves as the go-to professional network for niche industries. by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”.

Invested.in Launches Site for BizWorld

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , a startup focused on helping people to manage fundraising efforts for individuals, non-profits, and businesses, has launched a new site for The BizWorld Foundation, a group which teaches business basics to children. According to The BizWorld Foundation and Invested.in, their new site will help educators to raise the fund they need to purchase BizWorld's educational programs for their classrooms.

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Codewars Launches To Challenge, Educate Developers

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The recently launched site lets users join but only after passing a series of coding "initiation" tests, by providing their coding abilities. Co-founder Nathan Doctor said the idea behind the site is to create a place for hackers to meet and interact with other talent, at no charge. Are you a code warrior? Do you know how to solve any software challenge thrown at you?

FundaGeek Launches Crowdfunding Site

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Gutierrez said that the site is patterned after existing crowdfunding sites, but is different due to its primary focus on technical innovation and scientific research. There area number of crowdfunding sites which focus on the arts and creative projects, as well as education. Crowdfunding sites allow project owners to list their project, details, budgets, and post documents, and track, dollar-by-dollar, contributions to those projects.

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Lumeo Launches Pro Video Learning Site

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The new site allows users to watch videos and learn from professionals, via short video tutorials. The site's first set of educational videos comes from surf photographer Art Brewer. Membership to the site is free, with an advertising-free premium level also available. content education learning professional startup video lumeo

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eGuardian Partners With Education Firm

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Irvine-based eGuardian , a provider of service aimed at protecting children on the web, has partnered with safety education firm i-SAFE, according to investor the Tech Coast Angels. eGuardian develops technology for verifying the age, gender, and location of children on web sites. i-SAFE is a nonprofit which educates consumers about Internet safety.

Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M in a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday. According to the LABJ, the funding came from Evolution Media Partners, Marc Rowan, RTS Ventures, Paul Wachter, Main Street Advisors, Seacrest Global Group, Cash Warren and Ross Levinsohn.

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Supercool School: Build Your Own Educational Institution

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Supercool school is a site that allows anyone to create an online learning environment that they can charge students to take a course. Founder Steli Efti stated that he wants to create the Ning of Education, giving the ability to build an educational site to anyone. Trick is, do you have what it takes to be an educator. Teaching credentials? What is that? And who needs them with when you have Supercool School.

PurePhoto Buys PhotographyMentor.com, Launches Photo Site

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Westlake Village-based PurePhoto.com , a new startup headed by former NextMedium COO John Ellis, and whose exec team includes prior executives from ReachLocal, ValueClick, and YellowPages.com, said Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of Los Angeles-based PhotographyMentor , an online photography education and social networking site.

Lynda.com Buys Compilr

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Carpinteria-based online video education site Lynda.com said today that it has acquired Compilr , a developer of a software coding and development environment which lets people learn how to write, compile, and test code from their web browser.

Lynda.com Ties Into LinkedIn To Showcase Job Skills

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Carpinteria-based online education site lynda.com has tied into a new program from LinkedIn , to highlight courses that users of both sites have completed through the online learning site. lynda online education video courses linkedin jobs resume employment

USC Students Aim To Launch Rocket Into Space, Promote STEM

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Students at the University of Southern California , as well as fellow students from area community colleges, said they are looking to launch a rocket into space--and help further STEM education--through its USC Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL). rocket propulsion stem base11 education school

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Interview with Taylor Peck and Nick Boutelier, iSideWith

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What's the story behind the site, and when did you come up with it? Taylor Peck: We started this site as a tool to connect voters with presidential candidates. We're constantly refining the site, and making it easier for users to use, and easier for users to share it with friends.

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Cram.com Adds Premium Tier, Text-To-Speech

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Los Angeles-based online education site Cram.com has launched a new, premium membership tier, and also launched a new text-to-speech tool for its online studying and flashcard site. Cram.com said that it has launched Cram Premium, which will give students and ad-free experience while they study, which will let users access the site ad-free for $5 a month. cram membership education school studying student flashcard studymode

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StudyMode Takes On Student Spelling

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Los Angeles-based StudyMode , which develops online, educational tools and apps, said today that it has released a new online game aimed at helping students practice spelling. The company said that its new game, Stellar Speller, is an extension of its flashcard site Cram.com. studymode spelling student videogame game content online mobile education school

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FarFaria, Education.com Target Southern California Teachers

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Mobile children''s story app developer FarFaria and online parenting and education site Education.com are targeting the Southern California market, with an offer to provide 10,000 local teachers with a year of access to FarFaria''s storytime application. According to the companies, they will give away unlimited access to its apps to teachers if they register on the company''s site. farfaria education southern california teachers teaching mobile books iphone

Interview with Taylor Peck and Nick Boutleier, iSideWith

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What's the story behind the site, and when did you come up with it? Taylor Peck: We started this site as a tool to connect voters with presidential candidates. We're constantly refining the site, and making it easier for users to use, and easier for users to share it with friends.

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Napkin Finance Targets Life Events With Financial Advice

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Los Angeles-based Napkin Finance , the startup which is distilling a lot of difficult-to-understand, but important, financial topics onto simple, "napkin"-like, one page graphical explanations, has made an expansion to its site to cover life events. napkin finance financial literacy tools graphics help marriage fintech education

Lynda.com Names New CTO

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com , the online video education and tutorial site, said this morning that it has named a new CTO. lynda video education creative executive content popcap

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Lynda.com Expands To IT Training

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com is expanding its online training and learning site to cover IT training, the company said Tuesday, as it adds such new topic areas as hardware infrastructure, network administration, business intelligence, content management, help desks, and big data. lynda training online learning education software

Lynda.com's Lynda Weinman Backs EdSurge

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Lynda Weinman , the co-founder of online video education site Lynda.com , is one of the angel backers in a funding round for online education-technology news publisher EdSurge. in a funding round, from a number of investors--including Lynda Weinman, who bootstrapped Carpinteria-based Lynda.com into one of the largest online video education sites in the industry, and one of the region''s unsung success stories.

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Student of Fortune Acquired By Chegg

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Los Angeles-based Student of Fortune , the online tutorial marketplace and homework help site headed by Sean McCleese, has been acquired by textbook marketplace site Chegg , Chegg said Friday.

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Lynda.com Hires New CFO

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com , the online video education site, looks to be continuing its growth trajectory, and has hired a new CFO. lynda executive online education growth

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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Ojai, California-based Lynda.com , the online education site providing online training on a variety of software, ranging from PhotoShop to AutoCAD and much more which was founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, is now topping $70M in annual revenues, according to reports.

iSideWith: 13 Million Voters Using Voter Guide

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Los Angeles-based iSideWith -- founded by Taylor Peck and Nick Boutelier--said today that so far 13 millino voters have used the site to try to narrow down the list of mid term candidates they might vote for in the election. isidewith voting elections midterm voter education Still undecided on who you are going to vote for in today''s elections?

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Lynda.com Launches Android App

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Fans of online, video site lynda.com now have the option to access that company''s extensive library of video tutorials on the go, through a new Android app, the company said this morning. lynda android video library mobile tablet training learning education

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lynda.com Gets Award For Electric Vehicle Efforts

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com , which offers up an online learning and education site, has been awarded by the Department of Energy for its sustainability initiatives around plug in vehicles, the company said this week. lynda award electric vehicle education online learning energy

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lynda.com Raises $186M For Growth Efforts

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lynda.com offers up an online education site where users can learn about a huge library of topics, ranging from everything from web and graphic design software to business topics, 3D animation, and more. education content equity private funding capital venture lynda Carpinteria-based lynda.com , which is led by Eric Robison, has raised a huge, $186M funding round, led by TPG.

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Lynda.com Bolsters Executive Team

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Carpinteria-based online education company lynda.com announced this morning that it has bolstered its executive team with four new hires. learning video education online executive lynda