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.
Recently in Mergers and Acquisitions Category
September 11, 2014
September 05, 2014
Pluralsight, a major provider of online training videos for developers, IT professionals, and creative technologists, raised $135 million in Series B funding.
August 20, 2014
Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.
August 14, 2014
Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.
August 08, 2014
Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.
July 24, 2014
Education-related mergers and acquisitions increased during the first half of 2014, with purchases of Renaissance Learning and SkillSoft representing the biggest deals.
July 22, 2014
A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.
July 21, 2014
Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company's second acquisition of 2014.
June 09, 2014
Education Week's new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, offers a broad look at the landscape of buyers and sellers operating in and around K-12 systems.
May 19, 2014
A company that specializes in online personalized learning for 3- to 8-year-olds is the second acquisition in a week for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the education content provider.