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Anti-trust: Curiouser and Curiouser

Here’s the chronology for the Blackboard anti-trust investigation as far as we know so far: May 14th: The U.S. Department of Justice contacts Desire2Learn and informs them that they are investigating the merger. May 22nd: According to their subsequent legal … Continue reading

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Has the Department of Justice Called You?

Jeff Young from The Chronicle of Higher Education has a well-researched piece up on the Department of Justice’s early steps toward investigating ANGEL’s acquisition by Blackboard. If anybody out there has talked to the DoJ and would like to share … Continue reading

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US Department of Justice Investigating Blackboard ANGEL Acquisition

This just in from Desire2Learn’s patent blog: Blackboard issued two press releases regarding its acquisition of ANGEL Learning (ANGEL) – one on May 6, announcing the intention to acquire, and one on May 11, stating that the acquisition was complete. Indeed, Matthew … Continue reading

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Three Tests for the 'New' Blackboard

Today Blackboard announced that ANGEL’s Ray Henderson will be the new President of the Blackboard Learn division. This is great news. Ray is one of the best executives in educational technology today, known for his competence, his integrity, and his … Continue reading

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Open Thread on Blackboard/ANGEL Merger

Update: It looks like “bbplusangel” has already gotten some momentum on Twitter, so I’m switching my tag over to that. I’ve already invited the opinions of ANGEL customers on a different post, but let me throw the doors wide open. I’m … Continue reading

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