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Why Is Blackboard Laying Off Staff Despite Improved Market Share Position?

By Phil HillMore Posts (378) Over the past two weeks Blackboard had another round of layoffs, likely due to the company missing financial targets. While one estimate places the number at roughly 200, from what I have heard the number is … Continue reading

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Blackboard Potential Sale: Market timing, financials, and some thoughts on potential buyers

By Phil HillMore Posts (378) With Reuters’ story last week that Blackboard is putting itself up for sale through an auction, one question to ask is ‘why now?’. As Michael has pointed out, Blackboard is in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Blackboard Inc.: The Rise of the New “Online Learning” and the Race for Profits

By More Posts (42) In organizing the resignation of University of Virginia President Theresa Sullivan, Rector Helen E. Dragas may have expressed the concerns of many higher education boards of directors about the impact and effective use of education technology. … Continue reading

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