Blackboard Inc. executes against Education Industry Prediction

"During the last month Blackboard Inc. the leading software provider for learning management systems in the Higher Education space has been evaluating offers from Hellman and Friedman and Providence Equity partner. Today Providence Equity Partners Inc., owners of SunGard, a leading provider of Administrative systems for Higher Education agreed to buy Blackboard Inc. (BBBB), the Learning Management System industry giant for $1.64 billion." | 0 Comments


The Cloud Darkens

"The Internet is getting scary. In recent weeks, hackers known as Lulz Security attacked the Web sites of Sony, the United States Senate, the C.I.A., PBS, among others. They stole names, e-mail addresses and passwords of millions of users and published them online. Then, last weekend, they regrouped under a new name." | 0 Comments


SpiderOak as a Secure Alternative to Dropbox

"Recently, however, Dropbox has suffered from some privacy issues, most recently a programming bug that left every user’s Dropbox completely unlocked for a four hour period. Combine this security lapse with Dropbox’s default encryption system, which, as Dave Parry argues, makes it possible for your files to be accessed by a third party via a backdoor, and some of us ProfHackers have begun considering more secure alternatives to Dropbox." | 0 Comments

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