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Amazon makes education push in India with JEE preparation app

Amazon on Wednesday launched Amazon Academy, a service that will aim to help students in India prepare for entry into the nation’s prestigious engineering college. The American firm is the latest entrant to this market where scores of startups and institutes have launched digital offerings in recent years. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market, said Amazon Academy offers curated learning material, live lectures, mock tests, ...
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Amazon eyes launching its computer science education program in India

Amazon is planning to extend its computer science program Future Engineer to India, demonstrating its growing interest in the education space in the world’s second largest internet market. In a job recruitment post, the company said that initial research for Amazon Future Engineer, through which it aims to bring computer science education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults, in India is “currently underway” and the chosen candidate would be tasked with working with l...
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Ed-tech startup Byju’s Learning secures funds from IFC

Bangalore-based education tech startup Byju’s Learning has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank, reports the Mint. According to an older filing on the IFC website, the agency was planning a $15 million investment for a minority stake in the ed-tech startup. Byju has not yet commented what it will use the funding for. Note that the current funding comes within 3 months of the company’s $50 million funding fr...
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Byju’s Learning secures $50M from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & others

Bangalore-based education tech startup Byju’s Learning has raised $50 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Lightspeed Ventures & Times Internet*. With the fresh funding, Byju’s Learning plans to expand internationally within the next year. Note that the company had previously raised $75 million from Sequoia Capital and Sofina in March this year. It had said then that it would expand its product offerings. The startup, which was founded in 2008 by Byju Rave...
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Duolingo now offers Hindi users the option to learn English

Language learning platform Duolingo has added Hindi to its platform, which will let its users learn English through Hindi. It has also launched ‘exclusive features’ for Hindi and customisations like reduced size of the app, removing the need to type in Hindi, improving placement test and customised content. Looks like the company has been working on adding Hindi for over a year now and also had a Hindi team for the same. The company’s press statement mentions that it has launched a new Hindi app...
Tags: Mobile, News, Education, Internet, India, Bertelsmann, eLearning, Udacity, Duolingo, Google Capital, Union Square Ventures, Nea, Amazon India, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Indic Languages, Duolingo Luis von Ahn

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