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LearnBoost, the online gradebook tool, announced on Monday that it had raised $975,000 in seed funding. The gradebook should be available in a couple of weeks, and teachers should sign up on their website for access. See ReadWriteWeb for my coverage.

Amazon announced last week that e-books had outsold hardcovers. This week, Amazon said it expected e-books to eclipse paperback sales by next year.

Harvard University announced OpenScholar, an open source tool to help build scholarly websites. OpenScholar is built in Drupal and lets educators organize their work, publish news and announcements, presentations, and class materials.

danah boyd and Eszter Hargittai published an article titled "Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?," tracking youth attitudes and responses to changes in Facebook privacy policies. (In summary: They care.)

Microsoft [email protected] announced that its cloud service had been adopted by another major university: University of Georgia. See my ReadWriteWeb coverage here.

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