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  • Rosetta Stone Buys Up Online Language Learning Community Livemocha For $8.5M In Cash

    Rosetta Stone Buys Up Online Language Learning Community Livemocha For $8.5M In Cash

    Rosetta Stone has just acquired Seattle-based online language-learning community Livemocha for $8.5 million in cash. Livemocha has one of the largest online language-learning communities in the world, boasting over 16 million members from over 195 different countries. Rosetta Stone will likely use Livemocha’s cloud platform to offer its language packages online — they were once… Read More

  • Study: Learning Spanish With Duolingo Can Be More Effective Than College Classes Or Rosetta Stone

    Study: Learning Spanish With Duolingo Can Be More Effective Than College Classes Or Rosetta Stone

    Education is quickly moving online, but we haven’t seen all that many studies that actually look into the effectiveness of these new forms of online learning. To see how its program performed, the language learning service Duolingo, founded by CAPTCHA inventor Luis von Ahn, commissioned a study (PDF)into the effectiveness of its program. The result, which even surprised von Ahn: it… Read More

  • Google Settles With Rosetta Stone Over Trademark Infringement Within Search And Ads Lawsuit

    Google Settles With Rosetta Stone Over Trademark Infringement Within Search And Ads Lawsuit

    According to Reuters, Google has settled a lawsuit brought by software maker Rosetta Stone over the search company allowing people to purchase keywords within its ad product using its trademarked name. The lawsuit was filed in 2009 and has dragged on in Virginia since then. The language-teaching company says that competitors were getting a leg up by confusing people searching for them on Google. Read More

  • Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App

    Rosetta Stone Brings Live Video Chat Tutorials To Mobile Language Learners With New App

    It wasn’t all that long ago that Rosetta Stone released its free iPad app. We liked it, and felt like it was a great way to bring Rosetta Stone’s now-famous ease-of-use to a mobile education-friendly device like the iPad. But not all of the features available on Rosetta Stone desktop made the migration to iOS, until today. The company has released a brand new application to the… Read More

  • Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

    Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

    Rosetta Stone, for those unfamiliar, are the makers of the oft-advertised language learning software of the same name. The 20-year-old Virginia-based company went public in 2009, and today makes learning software for over 30 languages that is used in over 150 countries. Yet, in spite of its brand recognition, a number of translation and language-learning startups have begun to pop up with… Read More

  • Rosetta Stone iPad App Hits App Store

    Short version: Rosetta Stone launched its iPad app today, which is basically just a lighter version of its core “course” software. The app itself is nothing extraordinary, but the way it teaches languages is pretty awesome. Foreign language has never been my best subject, but I had a blast playing with this app because it feels way more like a puzzle than a language lesson. The… Read More

  • The Business Software Alliance Would Like You To Stop Pirating Software

    The Business Software Alliance wants you to stop pirating software. A fair request, sure, particularly coming from the BSA. As such, the group has updated its “Faces of Internet Piracy” Web site to include three more “good guys,” people who are negatively affected by unscrupulous pirates worldwide. Take Jason Calhoun, of Rosetta Stone, the language learning software. Read More

  • Too Cool for School: What the Valley Is Missing in Online Education

    I always tell entrepreneurs outside of the Valley—whether they are in the middle of my country or a developing one—if they want to build the next great social media darling aimed at a Western audience, they’re probably better off moving to the Valley. It’s not that you can’t do it elsewhere: The right entrepreneur at the right time with the right opportunity… Read More

  • Rosetta Stone Announces TOTALe, Language Instruction With A Social Bent

    Admit it: you’ve been thinking about learning a foreign language. Maybe you’ve been planning a trip to Mexico or were considering taking over a small, French-speaking colony in the Maldives. Regardless of your interest or your armaments, it’s always nice to know a foreign language. Until now the traditional online teaching methods have involved simple flash-card-like… Read More