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Codecademy eyes the enterprise with $40 million in new capital

After going over four years without raising any capital, coding class platform Codecademy has raised a new tranche of money: a $40 million Series D round led by Owl Ventures, with participation from Prosus and Union Square Ventures. The startup is the latest edtech business to bring on capital after years without it, a list that includes ClassDojo, CourseHero, Quizlet and Udacity. But founder Zach Sims, who began the company in 2011 as a Columbia student, says that Codecademy’s growth, and hunge...
Tags: Startups, TC, Codecademy, Education, India, Tech, Coding, Edtech, Columbia, Udacity, Union Square Ventures, Chegg, Sims, Zach Sims, Owl Ventures, Recent Funding


The Pros and Cons of Udacity Digital Marketing Degrees

One of the best benefits of undertaking a Udacity digital marketing degree course is that you can learn at your own pace. Udacity does not have a set schedule or a specified time for any class.
Tags: Jobs, Career Advice, Udacity, Marketing Degress, Udacity Digital Marketing Degrees


Last Chance: Udacity Offers Huge 50% Discount on All Online Courses

Boost your knowledge with an Udacity Nanodegree course and see your career chances flourish
Tags: Deals, Python, Sponsored, Web Development, Trends, C, Udacity, Agile


Here comes the next IPO wave

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Are you tired? I am. What a week. But, if you kept your eyes off American politics and instead focused on the stock market, this was not a week of stress at all. It was a celebration. Yes, the election appears to be influencing stocks, with investors delighted at what could be a divided government. Their bet is that with different parties in control ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, California, China, Ipo, Tech, Paypal, Jack Ma, Fintech, Udacity, Doordash, The Exchange, All Iron Ventures, Natasha Mascarenhas, The TechCrunch Exchange


Udacity raises $75M in debt, says its tech education business is profitable after enterprise pivot

Online education tools continue to see a surge of interest boosted by major changes in work and learning practices in the midst of a global health pandemic. And today, one of the early pioneers of the medium is announcing some funding as it tips into profitability on the back of a pivot to enterprise services, targeting businesses and governments who are looking to upskill workers to give them tech expertise more relevant to modern demands. Udacity, which provides online courses and popularized ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Stanford, India, Funding, CSR, Egypt, Shell, Udacity, Online Learning, Sebastian Thrun, United States Department of Defense, Thrun


Sebastian Thrun to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity Udacity Business Insider is proud to announce that Sebastian Thrun will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.Thrun, a true superstar of Silicon Valley, developed Google's self-driving cars project. Today he is working on flying taxis and runs a huge online university, Udacity, that during the coronavirus pandemic has reported record results.Thrun previously told Business Insider tha...
Tags: Google, California, Trends, Larry Page, Silicon Valley, Udacity, Mooc, Sebastian Thrun, Thrun, Udacity Thrun, Business Insider Global Trends Festival, Udacity Udacity Business Insider


Best Online Learning Platforms 2020: Homeschool and learn new skills

Keen to learn more from home? We've got insight on all the best online learning platforms for kids and adults.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, Homeschool, Buying Guides, Skillshare, Rosetta Stone, Abcmouse, Commerce 2020


Assessing the potential for a gig economy in education

Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor Generative algorithms are redefining the intersection of software and music Health APIs usher in the patient revolution we have...
Tags: Column, Education, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, K-12, Online Courses, SEC, Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, Duolingo, Union Square Ventures, Online Education, Matrix Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation


Remote learning vs. online instruction: How COVID-19 woke America up to the difference

If you or someone you know is attending school remotely, you are more than likely learning through emergency remote instruction, which is not the same as online learning, write Rich DeMillo and Steve Harmon.Education institutions must properly define and understand the difference between a course that is designed from inception to be taught in an online format and a course that has been rapidly converted to be offered to remote students.In a future involving more online instruction than any of u...
Tags: Learning, Education, Internet, Future, America, Research, Innovation, Udacity, Joyner, Georgia Tech, Ashok Goel, David Joyner, Steve Harmon, Rich DeMillo, Coronavirus, COVID


Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming

The pioneering online learning networks offer hard-earned lessons for what works and what doesn’t with online education.
Tags: News, Udacity, edX, E-learning, Sebastian, Computers and the Internet, Thrun, Colleges and Universities, Education (K-12, Coursera Inc, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


FDA-cleared AI-based medical triage tool goes free for customers to help busy radiology diagnostics departments

Medical startup Nines, which has developed an AI-based triage tool that has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use, is making that tool available for free to all until June 30 to help address the growing burden on radiology diagnostics departments as COVID-19 continues to reshape the healthcare landscape in the U.S. NinesAI is designed to identify possible emergent cases of intracranial hemorrhage and mass effect conditions in patients, helping radiologists p...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Medicine, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Machine Learning, Fda, Telemedicine, Udacity, Accel, Image-processing, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Nines, Medical imaging


FDA-cleared AI-based medical triage tool goes free customers to help busy radiology diagnostics departments

Medical startup Nines, which has developed an AI-based triage tool that has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use, is making that tool available for free to all until June 30 to help address the growing burden on radiology diagnostics departments as COVID-19 continues to reshape the healthcare landscape in the U.S. NinesAI is designed to identify possible emergent cases of intracranial hemorrhage and mass effect conditions in patients, helping radiologists p...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Machine Learning, Fda, Telemedicine, Udacity, Accel, Image-processing, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Nines, Medical imaging


Coursera offers 3,800 free online classes for unemployed workers

Coursera is allowing federal, state, and local agencies that serve the unemployed to enroll in the free program until September 30.Typically costing $399 per year, workers will be able to access free online classes by going through unemployment agencies that have enrolled. Subjects range from cloud computing and computer science, to business and art.As workers begin retraining and school districts turn to virtual learning, online education companies stand to gain. The online education company...
Tags: Learning, Education, Internet, Skills, Innovation, Uzbekistan, Mind, Oklahoma, Coursera, Udacity, Online Learning, Marketwatch, Forbes, Kaplan, Chip Paucek, Illinois Arizona


The 15 coding languages with the highest salaries, and how to learn them online at no cost

If you're self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, or if you recently became unemployed and are looking to gain an in-demand skill, learning how to code could help your career. According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding. Tech company HackerRank polled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary. From C++ and P...
Tags: Codecademy, Youtube, Trends, HackerRank, Ruby, Swift, Udacity, Pascal, Udemy, PERL, Kotlin, Edureka, Mosh Hamedani, CS Dojo, FreeCodeCamp, YouTube Prolog


Learn everything from C++ and Java to Python and React for free with Udacity

Learn new skills and improve your resume with this Udacity no-commitment free trial
Tags: Deals, Python, Trends, C, Online Courses, Deal, Services, Java, Udacity, Full Stack, React, Emerging Tech


Nutanix Partners with Udacity to Offer Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program - Business Wire

Nutanix Partners with Udacity to Offer Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program   Business Wire
Tags: Seo, Udacity, Nutanix Partners


Nutanix Partners with Udacity to Offer Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program - Yahoo Finance

Nutanix Partners with Udacity to Offer Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program   Yahoo Finance
Tags: Seo, Udacity, Nutanix Partners


Why lifelong learning is the international passport to success

Picture yourself at a college graduation day, with a fresh cohort of students about to set sail for new horizons. What are they thinking while they throw their caps in the air? What is it with this thin sheet of paper that makes it so precious? It's not only the proof of acquired knowledge but plays into the reputation game of where you were trained. Being a graduate from Harvard Law School carries that extra glitz, doesn't it? Yet take a closer look, and the diploma is the perfect ending to the...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Europe, Sweden, Learning, Education, France, Massachusetts, Success, Innovation, Switzerland, Universities, OECD, Coursera, Udacity, Personal Growth


Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,000 different online learning courses from business analytics through to ukulele lessons, has picked up $50 million from a single investor, Benesse Holdings, the Japan-based educational publisher that has been U...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Asia, Japan, Pinterest, Education, Microsoft, India, Articles, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, Adidas, Ceo, Netflix, President


AI startup Cresta launches from stealth with millions from Greylock and a16z

As Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs cluster around the worldview that artificial intelligence is poised to change how we work, investors are deciding which use cases make the most sense to pump money into right now. One focus has been the relentless communication between companies and customer that takes place at call centers. Call center tech has spawned dozens if not hundreds of AI startups, many of which have focused on automating services and using robotic voices to point customers somewhere t...
Tags: Startups, Stanford, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Udacity, Greylock, Sun Microsystems, Sebastian Thrun, Thrun, Cresta, A16z, Salesforce Google, Recent Funding, Vivi Nevo, Zayd Enam


Udacity will offer 100,000 free programming classes as part of the “Pledge to America’s Workers”

Udacity, the online education company founded by Sebastian Thrun, is launching a new scholarship initiative as part of the Pledge to America’s Workers job training initiative undertaken by the administration of President Donald Trump.  Under the leadership of newly minted chief executive Gabe Dalporto, Udacity is committing to giving away free introductory technology training classes to 20,000 applicants every year. The program is focused on teaching front-end web development, mobile app ...
Tags: TC, Education, Articles, America, West Virginia, Tech, United States, President, Gartner, Donald Trump, Udacity, Online Education, Lendingtree, Partner, Mckinsey, Open Educational Resources


Udacity, Mercedes-Benz create sensor fusion nanodegree as demand for self-driving car engineers rises

Udacity and Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D lab have developed curriculum for a sensor fusion nanodegree, the latest effort by the online education startup to meet high demand for skills related to autonomous vehicles and to duplicate the success it has had with its self-driving car engineer program. Enrollment for the sensor fusion degree opened up Tuesday. Udacity specializes in “nanodegrees” on a range of technical subjects that include AI, deep learning, digital marketing, VR and computer...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, Mercedes Benz, Sunnyvale Calif, Thrun, Mercedes Benz Mercedes, Zoox, Vishal Makhijani, Udacity Mercedes Benz, MBRDNA


Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

[Corrected 5/21/19, 11:04 am. See below.] Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.These days, Thrun seems just as excited by another imprint he’s made on the still-forming AV industry—not as a researcher, but as an entrepreneur in online education. Thrun (pictured) says many s...
Tags: Google, Deals, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Talent Gap, Education, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla


A month after layoffs, Udacity's famous founder says the online school expects to do $100 million in revenue this year

Udacity seemed to stumble last month when it restructured and laid off about 20% of its workforce. But founder, executive chairman and interim CEO Sebastian Thrun tells Business Insider that the business is on track to do $100 million in revenue this year, up from $88 million in 2018.  He says the layoffs were not from financial struggle, but rather from a strategic change that made a good chunk of the full-time staff unnecessary. The change also came from his desire to make his start...
Tags: Google, Ge, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Udacity, Mooc, Sebastian Thrun, Kitty Hawk, Thrun, Waymo, Lalit Singh, Vishal Makhijani, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Grow with Google: ten million people trained, here’s what’s next

This year, we’re celebrating 30 years of the world wide web, at a moment when half the world's population is online. While the web creates more opportunity than ever before, it's also changing the way we work. In the next 10 to 15 years, 90 percent of all jobs will require some level of digital skills, leading to a skills gap. New jobs will be created from technology, but it’s also estimated that 14 percent could be replaced by automation and another 32 percent are set to change radically in ter...
Tags: Google, Europe, Nigeria, Africa, Trade unions, Middle East, Netherlands, European Commission, Udacity, Ipsos, Google in Europe, Segun Abodunrin, Google in Africa, Digital Workshop, Grow With Google, Loubna Donia


Business and Education: How Nanodegrees Are Changing Things

Nanodegrees are the new face of education and career training. While a four-year-degree can never hurt, businesses are more interested in your on the job skills than whether or not you finished all your gen ed classes. Online learning sources that provide technical education taught by industry experts in very specific areas have gained popularity as a proven career path to high paying positions in business, web development and design and information technology. Are Nanodegrees Recognized? Let...
Tags: Google, Startups, Education, Ibm, Udacity, Others, AT T, Nanodegree


Daily Crunch: Meet the new CEO of Google Cloud

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more Thomas Kurian, who came to Google Cloud after 22 years at Oracle, said the team is rolling out new contracts and plans to simplify pricing. Most importantly, though, Google will go on a hiring spree: “A number of cus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Enterprise, Congress, Tech, Walmart, Oracle, Latin America, Irs, Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, Messier, Uber Lyft, Bill Clark, Thrun, Google Cloud


Udacity Restructures Operations, Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company's co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. From the report: The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told TechCrunch in a phone interview. Instead, Thrun says these measures will allow Udacity from a money-losing operation to a "break-even or pro...
Tags: Tech, CMO, Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, Thrun, Udacity Restructures Operations Lays Off


Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told TechCrunch in a phone interview. Instead, Thrun says these measures will allow Udacity from a money-losing operation to a “break-even or profitable com...
Tags: Google, TC, Real Estate, Layoffs, Education, China, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, X, United States, Brazil, Mountain View, Airbus, Audi, Udacity


Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Some of the first users of autonomous taxis are senior citizens living in a massive retirement community in Florida. It’s there, in a 40-square-mile area known as The Villages, that autonomous driving startup Voyage has planted its flag. Once the door-to-door self-driving taxi service is fully operational, all 125,000 residents will have the ability to summon a self-driving car to their doorstep using the Voyage mobile app. Voyage’s strategy to target retirement communities makes the startup,...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Cameron, Transport, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Voyage, Robotics, Udacity, TechCrunch