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IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

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U.K.-based IT software and services provider, Advanced Computer Software Group (Advanced) — which has clients in both public and private sectors in its home market and abroad — has announced the acquisition of education software provider Serco Learning for £7.25 million ($11.6 million) in cash, £6.25 million of which is payable to Serco...
IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

Blackboard Buys Mobile Messaging Company Saf-T-Net For $33 Million

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Blackboard, a company that designs an education software for school groups, has acquired mobile messaging provider Saf-T-Net for $33 million. Saf-T-Net develops AlertNow, which is a mobile messaging technology aimed to the K-12 marketplace. AlertNow’s technology delivers voice, e-mail and emergency SMS messages at a rate up to 2.5 million...
Blackboard Buys Mobile Messaging Company Saf-T-Net For $33 Million

The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools

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A crowdfunded project by tech blogger Noah Kravitz is going to try to turn around the sclerotic business of education software. Dubbed the Tabula Project, the crowdfunded system will allow teachers to create their own lesson plans on almost any tablet without fuss or training. In short, it aims to...
The Tabula Project Aims To Turn Tablets Into Teaching Tools

Sliverback Learning Adds $2.5M To Try To Unify The Fractured Education Software Market With Its SaaS Platform

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Idaho-based education software provider Silverback Learning Solutions announced a new round of funding today, adding $2.5 million from a collection of angel investors to help fuel its continued expansion. The new cash will help Silverback’s Mileposts platform achieve greater exposure across more of the U.S., according to CEO Dr. Jim...
Sliverback Learning Adds $2.5M To Try To Unify The Fractured Education Software Market With Its SaaS Platform

Used By 30% Of U.S. High Schools, Parchment Lands $23.5M To Bring Transcripts & Student Data Online

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It’s been a good year so far for venture capital investment in education, as both the total number of deals and total capital flowing into the space are expected to hit new highs. Yet, even so, those big financing rounds that have become the staple for consumer and mobile companies...
Used By 30% Of U.S. High Schools, Parchment Lands $23.5M To Bring Transcripts & Student Data Online

Coursekit is Now Lore: Rebrand Reflects Expansion Beyond College Courses, With New Investment from Peter Thiel

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Coursekit is dead; long live Lore. Launched in the middle of the Fall semester last year, academic social network Coursekit is already in use at more than 600 colleges. And even in its early days, Coursekit co-founder Joseph Cohen noticed adoption wasn’t limited to just college classes. Belly dancing instructors use Coursekit. Bible...
Coursekit is Now Lore: Rebrand Reflects Expansion Beyond College Courses, With New Investment from Peter Thiel

Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms, NetSpot To Offer Open Source Learning Technology

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Blackboard, the maker of learning and education software for enterprises and schools, has acquired Moodlerooms and NetSpot, two providers of open source online learning technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. Both companies provide learning management hosting, support, and consulting services and products to clients using open source systems. NetSpot is...
Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms, NetSpot To Offer Open Source Learning Technology

A Startup Amazon Invited To Launch At Its Conference Went There And Found Out Amazon's Now Competing With It (AMZN)

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BitYota is a cool new cloud startup that Amazon invited to launch this week on stage at the online retailer's first-ever cloud customer conference in Las Vegas. And then Amazon turned around and punched it in the gut. On the same stage where BitYota had given its demo, Amazon executive...
A Startup Amazon Invited To Launch At Its Conference Went There And Found Out Amazon's Now Competing With It (AMZN)

The Life Of Startup Founder Ramona Pierson Is The Most Inspiring Story Ever

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Everybody has a story but few are as painful and triumphant as Ramona Pierson's. Pierson is the CEO of a stealth startup, Pierson Labs. She is also, quite possibly, the most inspiring tech founder in the Valley today. And that's saying something. Business Insider recently met with her and her...
The Life Of Startup Founder Ramona Pierson Is The Most Inspiring Story Ever
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Blackboard: With Both Co-founders Now Gone, It's The End Of An Era For The Education Software Giant

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This week, in a letter addressed to “The Education Community,” Michael Chasen stepped down as the CEO of edtech software giant, Blackboard. In a way, it’s the end of an era. Whether or not it was an “era to remember” remains to be seen. Why is this significant? Because of...
Blackboard: With Both Co-founders Now Gone, It's The End Of An Era For The Education Software Giant
Social marketing is hot: Unified scores $14M following big industry exits

This Week In Bots: The Run Like A Cheetah, Dance Like A Stripper, Draw Like An Artist Edition

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Bot Vid: Robo CheetahBoston Dynamics is behind many of the most astonishing robot advances at the moment, and its latest tech is splashed all over the web this week beacuse it's extra impressive: The robotics firm has pushed its cheetah-like robot quadruped up to a mind-boggling 18 miles an hour,...
This Week In Bots: The Run Like A Cheetah, Dance Like A Stripper, Draw Like An Artist Edition

Rural Kenyan schools get sun-powered computing thanks to the 'Solar Classroom in a Box'

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Kenyan IT firm Stonehouse has launched its ‘Solar Classroom in a Box’ system to enable schools in off-grid regions to access low voltage solar-powered computers for learning. Made by UK-based computer manufacturer Aleutia, the Solar Classroom in a Box system includes a steel-coated 6 GB RAM computers, weighing 0.9kg and...
Rural Kenyan schools get sun-powered computing thanks to the 'Solar Classroom in a Box'

This Database Could Save Education In America

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March 3 (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public...
This Database Could Save Education In America

Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses

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Online education has been around for years, but they were largely viewed as experiments. Over the last year, things have changed. Elite universities are not only taking online education seriously, they’re building it into their 10-year plans. Harvard and MIT’s EdX is one example, Coursera another, while startups like CodeAcademy,...
Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses

Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

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The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device. [Read more]...
Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

Groupon Staff Feel the Heat

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Groupon Inc. is facing a new hurdle: Strains on its sales force. Such pressures are a boon to people like Mike Silagadze. The chief executive of education-software firm Top Hat Monocle Inc. said that over the past month, his Toronto start-up has received hundreds of résumés from Groupon sales representatives...
Groupon Staff Feel the Heat

Microsoft Behind Law Limiting Google's Collection Of School Kids' Data

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The Redmond firm admits it's backing legislation to restrict companies using data gathered from web-surfing students at public schools. Its real target? Google. Microsoft has admitted that it is behind privacy legislation in Massachussetts to outlaw the commercial use of schoolkids' data gathered from their use of public school...
Microsoft Behind Law Limiting Google's Collection Of School Kids' Data

Apple ups the resolution on iTunes U and iBooks 2 for new iPad

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Apple certainly had a lot of bases to cover at yesterday's new iPad unveiling, so some minor details were bound to slip through the cracks. While app suites like iLife and iWork got to bask in the Yerba Buena spotlight touting enhanced resolutions for that Retina Display, the company's decidedly...
Apple ups the resolution on iTunes U and iBooks 2 for new iPad
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Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges

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College textbook rental startup BookRenter is announcing an interesting new venture today, pivoting slightly from the singular focus on rentals to a broader market. Rafter is launching as a network of software services which basically allows college administrators and educators to better control cost and manage course materials and products...
Textbook Rental Site BookRenter Spawns Rafter, A Course Materials Management Network For Colleges

Blackboard Buys Mobile Messaging Company Saf-T-Net For $33 Million

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Blackboard, a company that designs an education software for school groups, has acquired mobile messaging provider Saf-T-Net for $33 million. Saf-T-Net develops AlertNow, which is a mobile messaging technology aimed to the K-12 marketplace. AlertNow’s technology delivers voice, e-mail and emergency SMS messages at a rate up to 2.5...
Blackboard Buys Mobile Messaging Company Saf-T-Net For $33 Million
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