Platform for academics and orgs to share research & collaborate via a social network.
Mendeley Bought for $69M-$100M by Elsevier, Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch
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InBloom's mission: build an open source, cloud-based education data infrastructure.
Privacy, Transparency & Gates Foundation-Funded inBloom, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Big Data, Big Deals, Gates Foundation, Op-Ed | Permalink
The new nonprofit is the outgrowth of the Shared Learning Collaborative.
InBloom Launches with $100 Million from Gates, Carnegie, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
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There were 48 ed tech deals in 2012, down slightly from 51 in 2011.
Who Were the Top Ed Tech Acquirers in 2012?, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Big Deals, Blackboard, Connections Education, Deltak, EmbanetCompass, News, Stats | Permalink
Laureate educates 750,000+ students in 29 countries through 65+ Laureate Universities.
World Bank Group Invests in Baltimore-Based Laureate Education, Steve Kilar, Baltimore Sun
in Big Deals, e-Learning, Higher Ed, Investment | Permalink
Veteran, video-based edu platform generated $70M revenue in 2011 without outside investors.
After 17 years, Lynda.com Raises Its 1st Round of Funding, Rip Empson, TechCrunch
in Big Deals, Investment, Lynda | Permalink
Now there are 4. Apollo joins "big 3" edu publishers, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, & News Corp.
McGraw-Hill Sells Ed Division to Private Equity Firm, Jason Tomassini, Education Week
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Deal gets Pearson a college online learning service, helps offset stagnating print products.
Pearson Buys EmbanetCompass for $650 Million, Simon Thiel, Businessweek
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Deltak expands Wiley's Global Education to a high-growth market, brings new expertise.
Wiley to Buy Online-Education Firm Deltak, Ben Fox Rubin, Wall Street Journal
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Sale of textbook publishing division could fetch between $2.8 billion and $3.8 billion...
Apollo May Bid For McGraw-Hill Education, Reuters
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Blackboard purchases Moodle open source supporters, Moodlerooms and NetSpot.
Blackboard Buys 2 Leading Moodle Supporters, Jeffery R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Ed
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Archipelago provides subscription-based, PreK through post secondary online education products.
Plato Learning Buys Archipelago Learning, peHub
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Thai government orders 850K tablets for all its first graders, in a one-tablet-per-child scheme.
China Agrees to Deal on Tablets for Thai Schools, Jon Russell, TNW
in Big Deals, Investment, Kid-friendly Tech, News | Permalink
The education industry accounted for $10 Billion in mergers and acqusitions in 2011.
Mergers On the Rise in K-12 Marketplace, Jason Tomassini, Education Week
in Big Deals, Blackboard, Industry Facts, News, Stats | Permalink
Connections Education operates virtual public schools in 21 states.
Pearson Acquires Connections Education -Pearson Press Release, PR Newswire
in Big Deals, Connections Education, e-Learning, Investment, Pearson | Permalink
Blackboard’s products are widely-used, over 5,000 institutions use the company’s software.
Educated Buy? Providence Equity Partners to Acquire Blackboard -Rip Empson, TechCrunch
Schoolnet aligns assessment, curriculum, to personalize learning and improve teaching.
Pearson to Acquire Schoolnet, Pearson Press Release
in Adaptive Learning, Assessment Tech, Big Deals, Investment, Pearson, Schoolnet | Permalink
News Corp buys 90% Stake, gets Wireless Generation’s assessment software, mCLASS
News Corp, After Hiring Klein,Buys Technology Partner -Fernanda Santos, New York Times
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