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Cover Story - October 26, 2012

The disrupters — or the amplifiers?

Palo Alto Internet startups' new style of education could turn traditional universities upside down

by Bryce Druzin

Online-education companies Udacity and Coursera have their similarities: Both are for-profit, private Palo Alto businesses that offer free, online college-level courses. And both companies' founders have ties to Stanford University and backgrounds in computer science.

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