HOW FAST CAN YOU READ THIS?: It may be at the fringe of the edtech landscape now, but don't underestimate Boston-based startup Spritz. The company's been developing a speed-reading technology since 2011, and is currently in the process of closing a $3.54 million seed funding round, as was reported in TechCrunch. According to the company's site, Spritz is “reinventing the way people read” with a rapid stream of text (shown below), showing readers one word at a time at a fast rate (i.e. up to 1000 words a minute, according to Spritz). As opposed to "skimming" practices of the days of old, Spritz attempts to cut down on the time a reader's eye takes to move from one word to another. CEO and founder Frank Waldman explains more in an interview here.