UK broadsheet The Independent this week features an article on Collins collaboration with Livemocha in their Education News section.
Business correspondent Nick Clark reports on the world's largest language learning social network and its partnership with HarperCollins to produce the Collins Livemocha Active language courses. The internet-based courses, with print support in French, Spanish, Italian and German, are now available through high street retailers.
Collins began the relationship with Livemocha last year and Catherine Whitaker, director of Collins Language Learning Publishing, said: "It was an opportunity for us to join the social network language community. We were unlikely to set it up ourselves, and Livemocha has a huge community in place."
Livemocha was founded in 2007 by Krishnan Seshadrinathan and Shirish Nadkarni, a former senior executive at MSN who oversaw the group's acquisition of Hotmail. Within the first six months, it had one million users, and has since raised $14m in venture capital backing.
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