Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

Memrise, a TechStars Boston graduate, has raised $1.05 million for its gamified approach to memorizing languages. The company supports six languages officially and has more than a million words created by its community. It's now looking to expand beyond languages and will launch mobile apps soon.…

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Brad Feld: Why SOPA and PIPA must be stopped

SOPA and PIPA bills, both in their substance and, significantly, the process by which they have moved along, fail this test. As such, they reveal a disturbing picture about the policy process in Washington and threaten to create significant and unintended consequences.…

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Flixmaster makes HTML5 video interactive

Startup Flixmaster is making it easier for video creators to make interactive applications. Its platform provides a drag-and-drop interface for creating branching relationships between videos and publishing them online. The platform publishes in HTML5 video, aiming at the growing number of mobile devices that support video.…

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Say Hello to the First 10 ER Accelerator Startups

The Entrepreneurs Roundtable announced the first 10 companies to participate in its startup incubator program. The New York-based ER Accelerator program, which runs from June through August, gives those companies some startup capital, as well as free office space and access to a number of mentors.…

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