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September 15, 2014

Microsoft Announces $2.5B Deal to Buy Company Behind Minecraft

A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.

September 11, 2014

Microsoft Reportedly Eyes Deal to Buy Maker of Minecraft

The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.

September 10, 2014

Amplify Jumps Into Consumer Market With Educational Game

"Twelve a Dozen," is Amplify's first attempt to sell directly into the consumer space, as opposed to going after buyers based in K-12 districts.

September 02, 2014

NFL Wants Fantasy Football in K-12, and Minn. Teacher Has Answer

An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.

August 14, 2014

LMS Company Uses MOOCs, Minecraft to Dig Into K-12 Market

Instructure, a company that makes learning management systems, has unveiled a MOOC and an app designed to help teachers become more familiar with Minecraft and integrate the game into classes.

July 14, 2014

Game-Based Learning, Dashboards Get Business Funding from Feds

The U.S. Education Department's research agency will help 15 new education entrepreneurs conduct research and development for interventions in science, language arts and other areas.

July 07, 2014

Separating the Best Education Apps From, Well, the Rest

College faculty at Marian University have created a method for judging education apps by research standards.

April 10, 2014

Use of Tablets, Online Testing on Rise, but Gender Gaps Persist in 'STEM' Fields

Twenty-five percent of high school students in school wide Title 1 programs said they had a school-provided tablet, while 13 percent of non-Title 1 students had that type of device, according to a Project Tomorrow survey.

April 01, 2014

As Education Market Shifts to Cloud and Mobile Technologies, So Do Industry Honors

The list of finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association's annual "CODiE" awards includes some of the biggest names in the education field, but also many relative unknowns.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Federal Complaint Over Children's Apps

Apple has settled a complaint for at least $32.5 million, brought by the Federal Trade Commission, focused on charges incurred by children on apps.

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