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Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try (techcrunch)

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
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Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Obama, Tech, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Babbel, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Luis Von Ahn, Ahn, Busuu, EC-1, Bernhard Niesner


App Store Now Supports Over 330,000 UK Jobs, Says Apple

Apple says its App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the U.K., a 10% increase over the past year, despite the pressures of the global health crisis on the nation's economy. According to Apple, 2020 was a "breakthrough year" for the iOS app economy, with developers in the U.K. generating more than £3.6 billion in total earnings, which represents 22% in growth compared to the previous year. The company says a similar trend was reflected in Europe, where the iOS app economy has grown ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, United Kingdom, App Store, Moshi, Busuu, Small Business Program, Christopher Moser, Digital Workroom, Rebel Racing Apple, App Store Europe United Kingdom


App Store Supports Over 830,000 Jobs in UK, Says Apple

Apple says its App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the U.K., a 10% increase over the past year, despite the pressures of the global health crisis on the nation's economy. According to Apple, 2020 was a "breakthrough year" for the iOS app economy, with developers in the U.K. generating more than £3.6 billion in total earnings, which represents 22% in growth compared to the previous year. The company says a similar trend was reflected in Europe, where the iOS app economy has grown...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, France, Germany, United Kingdom, App Store, Moshi, Busuu, Small Business Program, Christopher Moser, Digital Workroom, Rebel Racing Apple, App Store Europe United Kingdom


App Store Supports Over 330,000 Jobs in UK, Says Apple

Apple says its App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the U.K., a 10% increase over the past year, despite the pressures of the global health crisis on the nation's economy. According to Apple, 2020 was a "breakthrough year" for the iOS app economy, with developers in the U.K. generating more than £3.6 billion in total earnings, which represents 22% in growth compared to the previous year. The company says a similar trend was reflected in Europe, where the iOS app economy has grown...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, France, Germany, United Kingdom, App Store, Moshi, Busuu, Small Business Program, Christopher Moser, Digital Workroom, Rebel Racing Apple, App Store Europe United Kingdom


App Store Supports Over 830,000 Jobs in UK, Germany, and France, Says Apple

Apple says its App Store now supports more than 330,000 jobs in the U.K., a 10% increase over the past year, despite the pressures of the global health crisis on the nation's economy. According to Apple, 2020 was a "breakthrough year" for the iOS app economy, with developers in the U.K. generating more than £3.6 billion in total earnings, which represents 22% in growth compared to the previous year. The company says a similar trend was reflected in Europe, where the iOS app economy has grown...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, France, Germany, United Kingdom, App Store, UK Germany, Moshi, Busuu, Small Business Program, Christopher Moser, Digital Workroom, Rebel Racing Apple, App Store Europe United Kingdom, France Says Apple


These are the best apps and platforms to learn a new language in 2021 - including Duolingo, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Busuu; Rosetta Stone; Duolingo App; FluentU; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider With people staying home during the pandemic, many are finding themselves taking up new hobbies.E-learning is a popular option, and for those with international travel plans on pause, the extra time could offer a way to learn a new language for when that trip eventually happens.From casual, free apps to structured classes g...
Tags: Israel, Trends, Italy, Anna Wintour, Skype, Memrise, Coursera, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, IBM Google, Harvard MIT, Busuu, Rype, Fluent City, Alyssa Powell, AmazonYale


Memrise is a language learning app that rises above the rest

Over the past few months we've tried out a handful of language learning apps. From Babbel to Busuu to Rosetta Stone, we've checked out all different learning styles and methods. One app that's set itself apart from the rest is Memrise.
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The 8 best apps, courses, and books to start learning Spanish

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Learning Spanish can seem like a huge undertaking, especially when there are so many platform options. It can be hard to know where to start.Below is a list of the best courses, apps, and books to learn Spanish, depending on your learning preferences and time commitment.Read more: The best cheap or free online resources to learn a new languageSign up for Insider Revie...
Tags: Trends, Spain, Latin America, Duolingo, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Universitat Politécnica de València, Lauren David, Alyssa Powell, Through Coursera UC Davis, Barbara Bregstein


Get a lifetime subscription to Busuu's language learning app for over 60% off

For all their obvious similarities, language learning apps will often each take unique approaches to teaching a foreign tongue. Or, in the case of many services, a whole bunch of foreign tongues.  While some providers give you access to training across overwhelming menus of more than 150 different languages, the people behind the Busuu Language Learning system have settled on only 12. English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabi...
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Busuu can teach you your favorite foreign language and you’ll have worldwide help

For all their obvious similarities, language learning apps will often each take unique approaches to teaching a foreign tongue. Or, in the case of many services, a whole bunch of foreign tongues.  While some providers give you access to training across overwhelming menus of more than 150 different languages, the people behind the Busuu Language Learning system have settled on only 12. English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and A...
Tags: Post, News, Shop, McGraw Hill, McGraw Hill Education, Busuu, Papua New Guinea Busuu, Busuu Language Learning


Meet the first wave of speakers & enter your startup for The Europas Awards, 25 June

Excitement for The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is hotting up. Here are the first wave of speakers and judges — and more are coming! The Awards – which have been running for over 10 years – will be held on 25 June 2020 in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene. TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside Th...
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Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO

Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” As a result, Busuu will now use the Verbling platform to expand into the live video tutoring space for its consumer users and corporate clients. Busuu says it recently surpassed 100 million users globally, makes it one of the world’s fastest...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, San Francisco, Tech, Madrid, Stanford University, Duolingo, Cto, Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Verbling, Bernhard Niesner, Niesner


5 easy ways to learn a foreign language as an adult

Learning a foreign language as an adult is challenging, but there are ways you can easily enhance the process.  Here are five strategies you can employ to help you learn a new language more efficiently.   You've likely heard that learning a new language is easier for children than it is for adults. But all hope is not lost for grown-ups looking to expand their linguistic knowledge. While a recent MIT study did pinpoint 17.4 years as the cut-off for obtaining a native-like mastery of...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Spain, Mit, Duolingo, Babbel, Busuu, Mindsnacks


Trend predictions for 2019 in the workplace

2018 has sped by with 2019 knocking on our doorsteps already! And as we go about making our new year’s plans, let’s plan a bit about our work situation too. This article, by Lindsay Tigar, gives us the seven trends stated by industry experts that list down the things that will shape our office culture in the coming year. So with the best of season’s greeting, bring the new year in along with some food for thought as to how you can navigate your office next year.Looking to hire an awesome designe...
Tags: Post, Design, America, Pennsylvania, Argo, Khan Academy, Coursera, Carnegie Mellon, Kohl, Gough, Yanko Design, Busuu, Association for Talent Development, Steve Grant, Yanko Design Job Board, YD Job Board


Five Apps I’m Loving Lately

I always love seeing what other apps people are using and I’ve gotten a few really great recommendations over the past year, so I thought I’d share a few that I’m loving (and using) lately. Moment Moment will track how much time you are spending on your phone daily. It runs in the background (so don’t turn it off or it can’t track) and I’m sometimes flat out shocked by the results. I will say I do use my phone a lot for work. But I also can see a big difference in Moment when I’m making an effor...
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Google Says New Algorithm Could Make It Easier for Others to Find Your App

By 2017 the Google Play store reached an impressive 2.7 million app publications, with more than 82 billion apps being downloaded in 2016. So how can you weed out the best applications from a staggering 2.7 million apps? Well, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is going to make it easier with a recently improved search and discovery algorithms which will highlight quality apps. So if you are seeking an app for your small business, the change should make it easier to locate the best. And if you’re publishing...
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Top 3 Android Apps to Help you Learn English

Not long ago, when you wanted to learn a new language, you had to take a class, hire a teacher or study a book. This is no longer the case. One of the most convenient ways to learn English nowadays is by getting an app. An app that you download to your smartphone or tablet lets you take your English lessons everywhere you go. You can study in your spare time, whether you’re on your break at work, riding a commuter train or at home. I myself have been brushing up my English by using mobile apps....
Tags: Google, Android, Apps, Technology, Blogging, Wall Street Journal, Duolingo, City University of New York, Duolingo Duolingo, Busuu Busuu, Busuu


Board Question #87548: After a lot of searching and frustration I have decided ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,After a lot of searching and frustration I have decided to turn to the Board to see if you can help me find what I'm looking for. I used a really cool language learning website a few times about a year ago. The format of the site itself was very much like Facebook and you could tell the web designer wanted the people using it to feel like they were just getting on social media. You made and account, said your foreign language, and what language you hoped to learn, and then...
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13 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Summer Weekends

1. Let hunger guide you. Indulge in authentic, local dishes a few towns over using Roadfood.com, a massive database of nearly 2,000 hidden culinary gems. 2. Walk it out. Download the AllTrails app and choose from more than 50,000 hiking routes. 3. Camp (and actually enjoy it). If you don't want to hike with a portable stove on your back, try car camping. At most state campgrounds, you can park within feet of your tent, the perfect way to get away—but not too far away—from it all. 4. Ride in...
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Top 17 Websites You Can Use to Learn a New Language (and the pros and cons)

 Duolingo Duolingo should sound familiar to almost everyone reading this. Known as the most popular app for language hobbyists, Duolingo provides a fun, gamified approach to learn over a dozen languages on your mobile -- for free. Pros: Free Cons: Not great if you're serious about getting results. Recommended for hobbyists. Main benefit: The main benefit of using Duolingo is that it's great if you're just getting started and want to play around with the basics of the language....
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