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Edsurge reports that "BrightBytes Tried to Buy Hapara. Then a Better Offer -- and a Legal Complaint -- Emerged." There is no disclosure on the article that Edsurge shares investors with both of these companies: ImagineK12 has invested in Edsurge and Hapara, and Learn Capital and NewSchools Venture Fund have invested in both Edsurge and BrightBytes.

I have been tracking these failures to disclose financial relationships because Edsurge has been selling its Concierge service to K-12 schools in order to help them buy ed-tech products. The lack of transparency is important, I think. Now Edsurge says it's ending the service, but I'm still going to keep track of the publication's disclosure problems.

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