The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “Two sports apparel company executives and an aspiring sports agent were found guilty Wednesday of wire fraud charges in connection with the most significant sports scandal in recent National Collegiate Athletic Association history – a scheme to pay off the families of men’s basketball recruits and secure their commitment to teams at Adidas-sponsored universities.” Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet.

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” Loeb is the chairman of the Success Academy charter school chain. Not really ed-tech-related, except for all those companies saying they’re “Uber for education.” The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ’s CTO, Brian Pinkerton , is leaving the company. ” Via The New York Times : “At Walmart Academy , Training Better Managers. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education on Elsevier “becoming a data company.”

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” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. ” Testing, Testing… Khan Academy announces “Free LSAT Prep for All.” Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.” Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage this week, knocking many education companies who use AWS offline. The student loan company has raised $1.88

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