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  • Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50

    Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50

    Three jam-packed days, and 52 startup demos later, we finally have a winner for this year's TechCrunch50. Every day, the presentations just seemed to get stronger and stronger. There were so many strong contenders this year that we are awarding five jury selection prizes, in addition to the top prize. But there must be a winner, and that winner is...Yammer. Yammer is Twitter with a businessRead More

  • TC50: Grockit, The Multiplayer Learning Game That's Better Than Any Practice Test

    TC50: Grockit, The Multiplayer Learning Game That's Better Than Any Practice Test

    Grockit, the mysterious online learning site that has been operating in stealth for the past year and has raised a total of over $10 million, has finally revealed itself to the public, and it doesn't disappoint. The site calls itself a "Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game", taking gaming concepts that have made World of Warcraft a massive hit and applying it to what amounts to an online… Read More

  • Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    I feel like today is Virtual World Day. We started off the morning covering the public beta launch of Vivaty, then Second Life and IBM announced that they bridged two virtual worlds, and Google launched its own version of virtual worlds with Lively. If it seems like everybody is starting their own virtual world, it is because they are. A report put out today by Virtual Worlds Management tracks… Read More

  • Grockit Gets $8 Million More For Mysterious Learning Game

    Grockit Gets $8 Million More For Mysterious Learning Game

    We don’t know much about Grockit. The company is creating a new way to get people to learn online, and has spent the last year working away in stealth mode. Whatever it is, it’s apparently impressing investors: Grockit just raised $8 million in Series B funding from Integral Capital and Benchmark Capital, bringing its total to $10.7 million – impressive for a product that has yet… Read More

  • Starts-Ups Change How Students Study for Tests

    Starts-Ups Change How Students Study for Tests

    Anyone who’s applied to college has dealt with the frustration of standardize testing. With the cost of failure so high, parents and grads continue to spend a lot of cash on test preparation to ensure the best results. However, there’s a crop of web startups popping up to ease the pain and we’re all benefiting from the competition. Prepme is one online test prep company coming… Read More

  • Grockit Raises Cash, Prepares "Massive Multiplayer Online Learning" Product.

    Grockit Raises Cash, Prepares "Massive Multiplayer Online Learning" Product.

    When we last wrote about San Francisco based Grockit, in late 2006, they were unfunded. Their business idea of holding low-cost GMAT prep courses over Webex was just getting off the ground. Now they are funded – $2.7 million total ($2.3 million from Benchmark, $400k from angel investors Mark Pincus, Rob Lord, Reid Hoffman Thomas Ryan and others) in a Series A round was closed last month. And… Read More

  • Grockit Helps MBA Hopefuls Study For The GMAT

    Grockit Helps MBA Hopefuls Study For The GMAT

    Entrance exam preparation is costly and not exactly what I’d call fun. A company that launched on Monday called Grockit is dropping costs and making the process a bit easier to get through. Grockit was started by Farbood Nivi, who has been teaching exam preparation since 1998. He worked for Kaplan and was Teacher of the Year for The Princeton Review in 2002. Just a few months ago he decided… Read More