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  • SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education company launched by serial entrepreneur Karl Mehta. It’s the second time SoftBank has backed one of Mehta’s startups. Mehta had previously founded PlaySpan, a manager of virtual… Read More

  • Google Earth, Columbia University Map Seafloor Area Bigger Than North America

    Thursday marked World Oceans Day, a United Nations effort to “raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.” Getting in the spirit, Google Earth and about a dozen research labs paired their data, talents and technology to create highres maps of seafloor terrain. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth… Read More