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Microsoft takes $300M stake in Barnes & Noble college, digital businesses; to set up new co.

Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to create a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary that will house the digital and college businesses of the bookseller and include a Nook application for Windows 8. The companies said Monday that they are exploring separating those businesses entirely. That could mean a stock offering, sale, or other deal could happen.

S&P Report – Blackboard Plans to Raise $60 Million to Help Finance Acquisitions of Moodlerooms and netSpot

On April 18, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B+' issue level rating (one notch higher than the corporate credit rating) to Washington, D.C.-based Blackboard Inc.'s proposed $60 million incremental term loan with a recovery rating of '2',indicating substantial (70%-90%) recovery of principal in the event of a payment default.

Instructure raises $8 million in Series B funding

Instructure raises $8 million in Series B funding

Blackboard Appoints Sakai Foundation Board Member Charles Severance to Lead Company’s Sakai Initiatives

Blackboard Inc. today announced the appointment of Charles Severance, a longtime leader and one of the founders of the Sakai community, to a senior role to lead the company’s initiative on the Sakai open source learning management system (LMS).

ASCD 2012 Conference – Gilfus Education Innovation Showcase Schedule

        ASCD Annual Conference - Philadelphia,…