• Providence Equity Partners will pay $1.64 billion in cash to stockholders of Blackboard for their shares in the learning management company. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter in 2011, subject to shareholders approval and regulatory review. The deal would move Blackboard from a publicly traded company to a [...]

  • Apple Inc. in 2010 Kathi Noel In 2001 Apple celebrated their 25th anniversary; Steve Jobs presented his vision for the Macintosh in what he called the “digital hub.” He saw consumers utilizing more and more digital devices and felt the Mac could be the preferred “hub” to control, integrate and add value to these devices. Apple’s shift [...]

  • Amazon unveiled their entry into the electronic reader market in November of 2007 and caught several industry players by surprise.  Their entry into this market impacted several industries.           The publishing industry has been impacted by the Kindle and other e-readers.  The Penguin Group, which was made up of three major businesses,…[Read more]