Edtech Blog, Edudemic Sold to Consumer Media Network

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Edtech Blog, Edudemic Sold to Consumer Media Network

Sep 16, 2014

"SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FUN": That's the farewell post from Edudemic, a popular blog that never disappointed with lists of edtech tips and tools. In the post, co-founders Jeff Dunn and Katie Lepi wrote: "As with any project, there comes a time when it is best to move on. For us, that time is now."

Dunn tells EdSurge that Edudemic has been sold to Consumer Media Network (CMN), a Houston, TX-based organic search marketing company for websites and blogs. (Its portfolio includes OnlineMBA.com and AcademicEarth.org) According to Dunn, CMN has recently turned its attention to education technology and will be "bringing on a team of new writers [for Edudemic] who will focus on even broader topics." He did not share financial details.

In the farewell post, Dunn and Lepi say they "aren't saying goodbye to the edtech world" and promise that they'll be back "in our new little corner of the internet." They aren't straying far; the two are hard at work on Daily Genius, which Dunn describes as "a joint effort with partners in the United Kingdom and will cover a lot more than education technology." Aside from posts and lists, Daily Genius offers a "Monthly Genius Box," a $9.99 monthly subscription where subscribers get $50 worth of to-be-determined "digital tools that will make you smarter, more productive and better informed" delivered via email, once a month. (Technology is like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're going to get.)

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