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October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

June 17, 2014

Fortune 500 List Lacks Ed. Companies, But Includes Prominent K-12 Vendors

While the magazine's 2014 rankings do not include education companies, they do feature leading businesses that sell in the K-12 marketplace.

May 30, 2014

Microsoft Has Ambitious Designs for Schools With New Surface Pro 3

A new hybrid tablet/laptop device, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, is set up as a challenger to Apple's iPad and MacBook Air.

April 28, 2014

Microsoft, Partners Roll Out New Device Options for Schools

Eight companies are making 10 new device packages available with Windows 8.1 as many districts across the U.S. prepare for next year's common core tests.

April 23, 2014

Microsoft's 'Bing in the Classroom' Provides Ad-Free Browser at School

An ad-free search engine, Bing in the Classroom, was launched today by Microsoft, but adults in the community are urged to earn rewards using the "ads-in" version.

March 14, 2014

Commercialism Report Slams Digital Strategies for Marketing to Students

Education technology opens more avenues to commercializing education, say authors of a new study that examines how much K-12 students are exposed to marketing in schools.

February 21, 2014

Pearson, Microsoft Join Forces to Deliver Content on Windows 8

Microsoft, the software giant, is collaborating with Pearson, the education product giant, to bring Pearson's curriculum to the Windows 8 touchscreen world.

February 07, 2014

Miami-Dade Schools to Work with HP, Lenovo, Microsoft on 1-to-1 Technology Plan

The Miami-Dade school system, which has 350,000 students, has announced it will move ahead with an ambitious technology plan, after initially delaying the project.

February 04, 2014

Corporations Pledge to Help Schools Improve Internet Access

President Obama announces a plan in which technology corporations will contribute $750 million in goods and services to improve U.S. schools' connectivity.

May 23, 2013

Schools Face the Future After Microsoft's Windows XP

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, leaving schools with the choice of upgrading to Windows 7 or 8, choosing a competitor's operating system, or going with alternative models.

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