Student-first online education hub Chegg filed a public version of its documentation to go public today, seeking to raise $158 million by selling 14.4 million shares at between $9.50 and $11.50.
Online textbook rental company Chegg filed to go public this morning, showing that the ed tech industry can, in fact, catch on.
Apple CEO Tim Cook re-emphasized the company’s interest in becoming *the* primary tool in the classroom today with the announcement of a new version of it’s iBooks Author tool.
While Apple’s forthcoming Oct. 23 event is dominated by speculation of new iPads, new information suggests that the company might also unveil an update to its native ebook application iBooks.
The California State Senate today passed two bills, SB 1052 and SB 1053, designed to provide students at public postsecondary institutions with access to free digital textbooks for popular lower-division courses and to open source the curriculum to facility members.
Amazon now offers physical textbook rentals as a cheaper option for college students, a move designed to keep Amazon as a dominant player in textbooks.
Education startup Rafter announced today that it has acquired HubEdu in a move that Rafter says will help it further lower the cost of higher education.
Apple’s venture into digital textbooks is apparently already proving successful, according to a recent report from Global Equities Research.
Apple recently announced a handful of new initiatives focused on making digital books more accessible in the classroom.
I can’t remember the last time anyone was so interested in education technology, but leave it up to Apple to whip up excitement. The company held an “education related” event at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum today, where many expected it to take on the textbook industry with new, interactive e-books.
For its big education-related announcement in New York City this Thursday, January 19, Apple may be planning to unveil new tools that would make it easy for publishers and authors to create interactive textbooks.
After revolutionizing the digital music business, smartphones and tablets, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was planning to take on an unlikely project: textbooks.
Digital textbook company Inkling announced Wednesday that is has scored $17 million in second-round funding from Tenaya Capital to compete with major competitors entering the space.
Amazon on Monday announced that it would now offer students the option to rent digital textbooks, advertising that customers can save up to 80% off textbook list prices.
We’re still waiting for the student tablet company Kno to deliver on its innovative dual-screen tablet design, but for now iPad owners will be able to get a taste of Kno’s textbook marketplace with its newly launched iPad app.
Chicago startup Watermelon Express has been building educational apps since 2009, but now it’s pursuing a new strategy and giving itself a new name to match — BenchPrep.
The developers behind the Kno, a student-focused tablet computer with a pen input, are in talks to sell off their hardware business and focus exclusively on software, according to tech blog BoomTown.
Kno, the maker of an upcoming digital textbook tablet, announced today it has secured $46 million as part of an equity and debt round. Marc Andreesen’s Andreesen-Horowitz was the lead in the round, with Silicon Valley Bank and TriplePoint Capital participating.
Publishing powerhouse Macmillan recently made headlines with its demands for pricing control on e-books sold through Amazon. To recap: Amazon at first dropped Macmillan’s books from its store (including print editions) because the publisher wanted to charge more than $9.99 for Amazon e-books. Amazon later begrudgingly accepted Macmillan’s demands, and moved towards an agency model which allowed the publisher to set its own e-book pricing (between $12.99 to $15.99).