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  • Facebook takes on Twitch with new live-streaming deal for esports

    Facebook takes on Twitch with new live-streaming deal for esports

    In addition to Facebook’s announcement of a new partnership with the MLB to live stream a number of regular season games, the social network this week also signed a deal with global esports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of esports events and other original content to Facebook, including 1,500 of original programming. The move will aid Facebook in challenging Amazon-owned Twitch… Read More

  • Twitter will live stream 1,500 hours of eSports, including original content

    Twitter will live stream 1,500 hours of eSports, including original content

    Twitter’s latest live streaming deal will see the network gaining access to 1,500 hours of esports competitions, through new partnerships with ESL and DreamHack. The agreement brings over 15 events from the ESL One, Intel Extreme Masters and DreamHack circuits to Twitter, where they’ll be available for live viewing on the web and mobile devices, through the Twitter app. Esports is… Read More

  • Lingo Live raises $5.2 million to help employees become truly fluent

    Lingo Live raises $5.2 million to help employees become truly fluent

    Tech startups have tried to make language learning possible without human tutors since way back in the 90s when CD-ROMs and Rosetta Stone were state-of-the-art. The rise of social media and smartphones inspired a new wave of language learning apps like Duolingo, OKPanda, or Lingua.ly, to name a few. But the CEO of Lingo Live, Tyler Muse, asserts it’s not possible to become fluent at… Read More

  • DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun

    DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun

    DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way. The concept behind the site is simple. Each day, users are encouraged to write 100 words about any subject they want, and then exchange feedback with other writers. Users also get access to analytics that tell them what language errors they tend… Read More

  • With $2.4M From Atlas, 500 Startups & More, Colingo’s Live Online School Aspires To Teach The World English

    With $2.4M From Atlas, 500 Startups & More, Colingo’s Live Online School Aspires To Teach The World English

    Like clockwork, today brings yet another entrant into the fast-growing and noisy language learning space. Just last night we told you about the expansion of Verbling, which is putting a live, interactive spin on language education. This morning, Colingo joined Verbling and others in this mission — to take on tired incumbents like Rosetta Stones and tackle the multi-billion dollar… Read More