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Blackboard’s Perceptis Acquisition Offers Clues into Company’s Strategy

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) Yesterday Blackboard announced that they acquired Perceptis, a provider of help desk and financial aid support services for colleges and universities. In and of itself, this is not a huge acquisition. Perceptis has 33 clients, … Continue reading

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Update: Blackboard and Washington Post change the employee count

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) 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 (345) 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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CEO Transition at Blackboard is Latest Move in Corporate Turnaround

By Phil HillMore Posts (345) On Monday of this past week Michael Chasen announced that he is leaving Blackboard, the company he co-founded in 1997 and has led as CEO since 2001. Blackboard simultaneously announced the appointment of Jay Bhatt, … Continue reading

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Michael Chasen Leaving Blackboard

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1037) In case you haven’t heard the news yet, Blackboard has hired a new CEO—Jay Bhatt, previously the CEO of Progress Software. According to Mr. Chasen’s “open letter to the education community,” he will be participating … Continue reading

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