It represents the second traditional publisher tie-up for Madrid-based busuu following a similar arrangement with PONS Publishing Group, the second biggest publisher in Germany as part of the Klett Group. It’s also interesting as Collins already has a partnership with… → Read More
[Germany] With the revelation last week that the incredibly well funded social networking service Ning was dumping its freemium model to move to a paid-for only offering, it’s perhaps a good time to re-visit European startup Babbel.
[Spain/Germany] In what looks like a classic example of old media trying to stay relevant in the social web era, PONS Publishing Group, the second biggest publisher in Germany as part of the Klett Group, has teamed up with Madrid-based startup busuu.com.
The free-to-join language learning community now comes with a ‘powered by PONS’ badge in reference to the site’s inclusion of content from the… → Read More
Online language learning community Livemocha has secured a healthy $8 million in Series B funding in a round led by August Capital, with participation from existing investor Maveron (a Seattle-based investment fund co-founded by Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz). Maveron invested $6 million in a previous round. → Read More
Foreign languages are hard. There’s no shortage of expensive books and systems claiming to teach you how to gab like a native in only a few short lessons. But traditional methods don’t work for most people as well real world experience and continuous practice. A young German startup is helping language students get that practice and experience through their new language learning… → Read More