Udemy, an “online learning marketplace,” has released an iPad app that offers access to the company’s 5,000 courses. The app itself is free, and there are both free and paid courses available for download.
Server-side intelligence startup PernixData has raised $35 million in a Series C led Menlo Ventures, with participation from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Silver Lake co-founder, Jim Davidson, and Seagate CEO Steve Luczo, as well as existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, Lightspeed Ventures, Lane Bess, Mark Leslie, and John Thompson. In addition to the large round and pedigreed investor roster, the company announced that it grew 42 revenue percent quarter-over-quarter for the preceding year, and grew its headcount by 160 percent. [via PernixData]
The New Scientist has an excellent book review of Jamie Bartlett’s “The Dark Net.” A scholar studying the intersection of violence, extremism, and social media, Bartlett writes, “I came to realise that the unspoken truth about the dark net… is that everything is close to the surface.” [Source: New Scientist]