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Pearson-backed startup aims to be the Zynga for learning


What if the 232 million people who log into Zynga’s Facebook games each month instead spent hours working through online learning resources? Asks Mashable. At least where teens are concerned, a new Pearson-backed startup Alleyoop is betting the result would be more college graduates.

“Fundamentally, we’re focused on big problem of how you help a teen take control of their future,” Alleyoop President Patrick Supanc tells Mashable.

He’s approaching the problem not by creating new content, as many startups in Pearson’s cornucopia of tech investments have, but by structuring existing content like a Facebook game…

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