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Say What? Buzzfeed follows up on D2L story with solid reporting

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) In a post last month I questioned the growth claims that D2L was pushing to the media based on their recent massive funding round. A key part of the article was pointing out the lack … Continue reading

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D2L raises $85 million but growth claims defy logic

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Yesterday D2L announced a second round of investment, this time raising $85 million (a mix of debt and equity) to go with their $80 million round two years ago (see EDUKWEST for a useful roundup of … Continue reading

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Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Late last year I wrote a post about Desire2Learn’s laying off more than 7% of the workforce, speculating that something had changed at the company. In particular, I didn’t buy the company line about continued growth. … Continue reading

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Update: Blackboard and Washington Post change the employee count

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Well that was a major change. As I noted yesterday, Blackboard described its reorganization efforts to the Washington Post for its Saturday profile of the company and CEO Jay Bhatt. Blackboard today is completely reorganized, … Continue reading

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Blackboard seems to have cut large amount of workforce

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Update: Please see new post with updated information. Update: I heard back from the company that part of the discrepancy in numbers is that public statements about employee count may have changed in whether they … Continue reading

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