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Chegg has long be one of my favorite sites for buying, selling, or renting textbooks/eBooks as well as finding homework help. Chegg has acquired StudyBlue which was one of the world's leading flashcard creators for education.

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Chegg to Buy Coding Bootcamp Thinkful for $80 Million

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Chegg , a Santa Clara, Calif.-based The acquisition will cost Chegg about $80 million in cash for Thinkful, with possible additional payments of up to $20 million in cash or stock based on performance, according to a statement Wednesday. Chegg had been holding onto $1.1

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Chegg Expands Student Debt Relief Benefit for Employees—Up to $5,000 More a Year

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Chegg , based in Santa Clara, Calif., To be clear, this is not a new perk for Chegg employees. Since 2015, Chegg has offered $1,000 in cash to employees to use toward student debt, according to Jenny Braundemuehl, the company’s chief people officer.

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Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach, Puts 40 Million Users on Notice

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The post Education Company Chegg Acknowledges Data Breach, Puts 40 Million Users on Notice appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Chegg Data PrivacyThe online textbook and tutoring company said it was notifying users, and regulators, of a massive data breach.

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Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019

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Chegg The numbers: For the second quarter, ended June 30, Chegg reported an adjusted EBITDA of $31.1 Chegg now has about $1.1

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Now With a ‘Sizable Cash Hoard’ of $1 Billion, What Might Chegg Buy?

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Chegg , a publicly-traded provider of textbook rentals and online student services, has closed a $700 million convertible note offering that, after taking expenses into consideration, should give the company an additional $682.7 A Chegg spokesman declined to comment or share additional details. LLC, Barrington Research and Northland Capital Markets were initial purchasers of the Chegg notes. Chegg also bought math software developer, Math 42 ($15 million.)

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Cheating on Chegg? Maybe Not on Its Tutoring Platform

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That’s an example of a request that can be found on online tutoring services like Chegg, as shared by a senior data scientist at the company, Sanghamitra Deb. Yet this is the kind of “help” that Chegg’s tutoring service can sometimes be used for. Among the services that the publicly-traded digital education company offers is Chegg Tutors, which matches students with tutors who help them one-on-one in a variety of subjects, such as physics and French.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg, Boxlight Make Education-Related Acquisitions

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A handful of education companies, including Chegg and Boxlight. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg, Boxlight Make Education-Related Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief. announced acquisitions this week. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startups

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Chegg, Fuel Education Announce Acquisitions; Owl Raises $185M

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Learning platform provider Chegg announced its acquisition of Cogeon, and ed-tech investor Owl Ventures closed an $185 million funding round. The post Chegg, Fuel Education Announce Acquisitions; Owl Raises $185M appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Games / Apps International / Global Markets Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Online / Virtual Learning Software / Hardware Startups

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Chegg Cuts $15 Million Check to Buy AI-Feedback Tool, WriteLab

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Chegg announced today that it bought the Berkeley-based startup for about $15 million in an all-cash transaction. What made the offer from Chegg appealing, Ramirez said, “is the opportunity not just to be an isolated component of students’ work, but to simplify the student experience and provide them with more of what they need to succeed in college.” The acquisition by Chegg is the kind of outcome that entrepreneurs and investors have long hoped to see in the edtech world.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Easy Solutions; Age of Learning Raises $150 Million

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The month of May kicked off with a significant number of deals in the ed-tech sector, including acquisitions by Chegg and ACT, Inc. Chegg Acquires Imagine Easy Solutions: The learning platform provider has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions , the provider of EasyBib.com and other writing tools, for approximately $42 million in an all-cash transaction, Santa Clara, Calif.-based based Chegg said in a statement.

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Two Good Web Tools to Easily Generate Citations in Different Formats

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In today’s post we are sharing with you two interesting citation generators from Chegg students can use to help them with crediting the sources they include in their research papers. These tools.read more

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2 Good Citation Generation Tools for Students

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In today’s post we are sharing with you two interesting citation generators from Chegg students can use to help them with crediting the sources they include in their research papers. These tools.read more. citation tools

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Students, celebrities connect for tutoring

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Students will have the chance to connect directly with celebrities in one-on-one tutoring sessions through Chegg Tutors: VIP Edition. All tutoring sessions will take place this fall through Chegg’s online tutoring platform, Chegg Tutors.

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Mark Cuban, ECMC Lead $1.8M Round for Cluster to Develop Industrial Tech Talent

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Other investors include education technology executives, like Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt and Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, along with Zynga founder Mark Pincus and Flatiron Health CEO, Nat Turner. The allure of “tech jobs” and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters. Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing.

Gig’s Up: CreatorUp Raises $1 Million to Train and Match Creative Professionals for Work

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A sizable portion of CreatorUp’s clients come from the education industry, including Cengage and Chegg, as well as community colleges and universities. While content may be king, content creators sometimes struggle to pay the bills.

Platzi Raises $6 Million to Bring More Online Education to Latin America

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Gonzalez’s firm last invested in student services provider Chegg, but hadn’t found another education company that piqued his interest until his firm started talks with Platzi. Before they founded a company together, Freddy Vega and Christian Van Der Henst were rivals.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity. The reason for this is people just don't have the time or the money to spend at an actual tutoring center.

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10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors —A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Online tutoring has grown in popularity and is ideal for many—it’s flexible and usually much less expensive than tutoring centers.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

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Its biggest institutional shareholder is Insight Venture Partners, a private equity firm whose education portfolio also includes Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight—three companies that have gone public. It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Goldman, vice president of textbooks and e-books at Chegg, a student services provider that notably sold its print textbook inventory to Ingram in 2015, adoption of digital materials among students has been slower than he predicted. “I’m

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In Move to ‘Unlimited’ Pricing Model, Cengage Hopes for a Comeback

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Tell me a little bit about some of your recent partnerships with companies such as Chegg. Chegg provides, amongst other things, tutoring services. I think Chegg is doing well in that. It’s been about five years since Cengage Learning filed for bankruptcy , stumbling under the weight of shrinking print sales, a rough transition to digital and too much debt.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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Cheating on Chegg? It’s no surprise that students would ask for help on platforms like Chegg, which offer digital textbooks as well as tutoring and homework help. As students and faculty alike take some well-deserved rest and reflect over the holidays, we’re taking a look back at what stories you read and shared the most over the last year.

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How Merger of Two Textbook Giants Could Impact Course Materials

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Hansen mentioned expecting new digital products from competitors such as Chegg, and added, “I would not be surprised if Amazon builds something in this space.”

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3 Apps to Build Solid Study Skills

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Website Review: Chegg. It’s not enough to share information with students. Unless they have an eidetic memory, much of what they see/hear/taste/smell never reaches long term memory. For that, students require study.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

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Similarly, Pearson has made some of its textbooks available for rent through Chegg. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years. It is believed that textbook prices have skyrocketed over the last few years. According to NBC’s review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook prices have risen over 3 times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015, a whopping 1,041% increase.

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The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

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Chegg’s chalked up an excuse-generator to help you weasel out of doing homework, taking tests—just about anything. Congratulations for making it through the first quarter of 2019! The reward that awaits: Our fine annual tradition of hijinks and horseplay, exaggerations and extrapolations, and all the absurdities not fit for print on any day other than April 1. We’re not the only ones getting in on the fun.

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Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million

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The most recent of these, the writing feedback assistant WriteLab, was acquired by Chegg , a publicly-traded education company, for $15 million. WriteLab (Chegg). Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity. It’s usually more fun to be on the other side of the table, reviewing pitches—rather than pitching.

10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching

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Chegg Tutors - A fantastic site for students to find a tutor in any subject. Over the last few years online tutoring sites have really boosted in popularity. The reason for this is people just don't have the time or the money to spend at an actually tutoring center.

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Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

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Companies like Chegg, eFollett, and BookRenter are offering new textbooks on rent for less than the price of a used book. The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. The budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year requested an approximate $7.1 billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019.

Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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Earlier this month, McGraw-Hill, Barnes & Noble Education and Chegg teamed up for a new digital textbook rental program that the trio claims can help students save as much as 70 percent from buying print copies. Last May, major textbook publisher Pearson indicated it was mulling a sale of the U.S. portion of its K-12 business, which includes print and digital curriculum and instructional materials.

?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

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Booksellers who have taken those steps already include Barnes & Noble Education, Chegg, Inc., Follett Corporation, a textbook distribution company, announced this week that it has agreed to adopt a set of “ Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices ,” a list of guidelines co-developed and endorsed by four major textbook publishers. But up until last week, three of those publishers—Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning—were suing Follett over alleged counterfeit sales.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

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The speakers were Carlos Escapa (Senior Principal, AI/ML Business Development, Amazon Web Services), Vivienne Ming (Founder and CEO, Socos Labs), Matthew Ramirez (Director of Product Management, AI Writing Tools, Chegg) and Andrew Sutherland (CTO and co-founder, Quizlet). From Formula 1 to Yelp, industries across the board are seeking ways to apply machine learning to their work. Even academics and Goldman Sachs analysts tried using it to predict World Cup winners.

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Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

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Among those who tried include Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg and Kno, who launched Galxyz in 2014 to build a science video games for grades three to 12. When Tim Kelly started Planet3 in 2013, he aimed for the stars.

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Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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2U 2008 2014 $665M (IPO) Archipelago Learning 2000 2012 $302M (acquired by PLATO Learning) Chegg 2005 2013 $830M (IPO) Connections Education 2001 2011 $400M (acquired by Pearson) HigherOne 2000 2012 $260M (acquired by Blackboard) Instructure 2008 2014 $487M (IPO) K12.com 2000 2007 $725M (IPO) Relias Learning 2002 2014 $540M (acquired by Bertelsmann) RuffaloCODY 2000 2013 $252 million (acquired by Summit Partners) Wireless Generation 2000 2010 $400 million (acquired by News Corp.).

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