Rosetta Stone to Shut Down Language Learning Service, Livemocha

DEADMOCHA: Rosetta Stone announced it will be shutting down Livemocha, an online, web-based language learning platform it acquired in 2013. In a note to Livemocha users, Rosetta Stone announced that “the Livemocha community will close permanently on Friday, April 22, 2016.” Users who want to continue learning languages are being funneled to Rosetta Stone’s offerings.

Founded in Seattle in 2007, Livemocha offered users a tool to connect with native language speakers and access instructional materials. The company had raised more than $19 million in venture capital before being purchased by Rosetta Stone—for $8.5 million in cash.

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