Pearson to Acquire Apple's Powerschool Division

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iIra, May 26, 2006.

  1. iIra macrumors member

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    I opened Safari and found this on Apple's homepage. I immediately clicked on over to MacRumors but couldn't find anything. Just thought I'd let y'all know.:)

    Could this perhaps signal a shift away from the education market for Apple?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Yes and no. This divestiture allows Apple to concentrate on its core compentencies. As part of the agreement, Pearson will develop educational materials for distribution via iPod. I think that Apple's sale of PowerSchool to Pearson is a win for Pearson, whose core business is education. This deal will accelerate the adoption of the iPod as an education tool, which is very much a win for Apple.
     

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