Madefire demonstrates why digital comic books should come alive at Comic-Con

Any knowledgeable fan of graphic fiction will tell you that Americans are responsible for making comic books popular, but it was a handful of Brits in the ’80s and ’90s that demonstrated their full potential as a storytelling medium. And if history is any indication, the same thing may happen in digital comics, thanks to newly launched iPad app Madefire.

What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like

Education companies nationwide are raising funds, and eyebrows, as they receive more and more attention from the national media. In the past few months, more than $110 million has flooded startups like 2tor, Coursera, The Minerva Project and StraighterLine. In 2011, VCs invested nearly $430 million in edtech companies, and by 2015, the market size for U.S. education could reach $1.2 trillion, according to recent estimates.