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TeachStreet “Acqhired” by Amazon – Shuts Down February 15th

TeachStreet

According to Seattle based tech blog GeekWire TeachStreet has been acquired by Amazon. It is a talent acquisition and the service will be shut down on February 15th. Team TeachStreet already joined the AmazonLocal team.

Teachers can export their data with a tool provided by TeachStreet and there is also a special FAQ for the transition.

The main reason for this acquisition seems to be the infamous Google Panda update back in February 2011 which has had a negative effect on the traffic of various companies that relied on SEO driven visitors. Apparently TechStreet never really recovered from this blow.

Dave and I talked about the issue on KWestions in March 2011 and back in January, hence right before the Panda update, I talked to Jason Calacanis whose company Mahalo has also been hit heavily by the algorithm change. Both interviews are embedded below.

I will share some personal thoughts on this on KirstenWinkler.com but I can already say that I am of course happy for Dave and the team but also pretty sad to see one of my favorite startups go. I also need to find out how the acquisition of TeachStreet might affect their Australian partner doMore.

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review:ed #12 The Textbook Revolution that wasn’t (Audio)

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review:ed Episode #12

“The Textbook Revolution that wasn’t”

  • recorded: January 20th 2012
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Show Notes

  • [01:07] Welcome Dave Schappell of TeachStreet
  • [02:13] Back in April 2010 Dave and Kirsten talked about the same companies on review:ed
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [03:00] Recap of the Apple Education event
  • [05:09] Was Christopher still excited one day later?
  • [06:12] The iBook Author EULA
    Source: ZDNet
  • [16:40] iTunesU App –  a hidden LMS?
  • [18:40] What will Amazon’s answer be?
  • [21:15] Kno’s answer to Apple entering the market
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [27:42] Kno Me & automated Flashcards
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [34:10] Chegg launched eTextbook Reader based on HTML5
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [35:30] Wolfram launched Education Portal
  • [40:10] Thank you to Dave for joining us
  • [42:45] Chris talks about the interview with Osman Rashid
  • [49:30] How Chegg and Kno compete
  • [52:00] Livemocha Scholarship Program
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [57:30] $100 million Venture Fund for traditional colleges
    Source: Inside Higher Ed
  • [1:01:00] Thomas Fordham Institute shares data on costs vs quality of online and offline schools
    Source: EdExcellenceMedia
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review:ed #12 The Textbook Revolution that wasn’t

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Christopher and I were joined by Dave Schappell, founder and CEO of TeachStreet to talk about the Apple Education event, the iBook Author EULA, Kno’s and Chegg’s answer to Apple entering the textbook space and much more.

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Show Notes

  • [01:07] Welcome Dave Schappell of TeachStreet
  • [02:13] Back in April 2010 Dave and Kirsten talked about the same companies on review:ed
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [03:00] Recap of the Apple Education event
  • [05:09] Was Christopher still excited one day later?
  • [06:12] The iBook Author EULA
    Source: ZDNet
  • [16:40] iTunesU App –  a hidden LMS?
  • [18:40] What will Amazon’s answer be?
  • [21:15] Kno’s answer to Apple entering the market
    Source: TechCrunch
  • [27:42] Kno Me & automated Flashcards
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [34:10] Chegg launched eTextbook Reader based on HTML5
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [35:30] Wolfram launched Education Portal
  • [40:10] Thank you to Dave for joining us
  • [42:45] Chris talks about the interview with Osman Rashid
  • [49:30] How Chegg and Kno compete
  • [52:00] Livemocha Scholarship Program
    Source: EDUKWEST
  • [57:30] $100 million Venture Fund for traditional colleges
    Source: Inside Higher Ed
  • [1:01:00] Thomas Fordham Institute shares data on costs vs quality of online and offline schools
    Source: EdExcellenceMedia
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review:ed Episode #4 with Dave Schappell of TeachStreet

Dave Schappell TeachStreet

Dave Schappell

Dave Schappell, Founder and CEO of TeachStreet joined me for the second time for the fourth episode of review:ed.

We had the following topics on our list:

1) The launch of the iPhone 4 – has it the potential to be a device for online teaching?

2) Textbook Rentals – is Chegg a money printing machine like TechCrunch writes?

3) the Kno – will dedicated devices for education work or will mainstream devices like the iPad win the market?

4) Recent Fundings in online education – Schoology and Lingueo

5) TeachStreet – a turn around from freemium to premium service in 5 steps.


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review:ed #4 with Dave Schappell of TeachStreet [Audio]

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review:ed Episode #4

  • recorded: June 16th 2010
  • Guest: Dave Schappell, Founder & CEO TeachStreet

 

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1) The launch of the iPhone 4 – has it the potential to be a device for online teaching?

2) Textbook Rentals – is Chegg a money printing machine like TechCrunch writes?

3) the Kno – will dedicated devices for education work or will mainstream devices like the iPad win the market?

4) Recent Fundings in online education – Schoology and Lingueo

5) TeachStreet – a turn around from freemium to premium service in 5 steps.

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review:ed Episode #1 with Dave Schappell of TeachStreet

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Dave Schappell

My guest on the first episode of review:ed was Dave Schappell, Founder and CEO of TeachStreet with a guest appearance of Stella, the French bulldog.

Dave and I were talking about the iPad and how it might change the way we teach and learn, the tensions between Apple and Adobe about the use of Flash on Apple products, Ning and the end of its freemium model, Groupon and the different clones around the globe, Zinch and its launch of a platform in China and finally Pearson and its M&A strategy as a possible exit for education start ups.

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Dave Schappell on EDUKWEST #13.

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Dave Schappell of Teachstreet.com

In this interview I talked with the Founder and CEO of TeachStreet.com Dave Schappell.

Dave talks about how TeachStreet was born out of a personal need (to learn how to drive his scooter), location based services and human powered search, why growing slow is growing healthy and the magic of SEO that helps his company as well as teachers who are shown how they can use it to improve their sales.

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Additional Links to this Interview:

Teachstreet: http://www.teachstreet.com

Teachstreet Blog: http://blog.teachstreet.com

Dave Schappell’s personal Blog: http://nosnivelling.com

Teachstreet on Twitter: @Teachstreet

Dave Schappell on Twitter: @daveschappell