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Technology Stocks : Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB)

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From: JakeStraw7/14/2010 4:09:48 PM
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Blackboard and Barnes & Noble Partner to Streamline Access to Digital Content

Companies Will Collaborate on Flexible Access to e-Textbooks and Other Course Materials within Blackboard Learn

ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard (Nasdaq:BBBB) and Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading operator of college bookstores, today announced a partnership that aims to make it easier for millions of higher education students to access and use interactive e-textbooks as part of their online course experience.

Under the partnership, the companies will work to enable students to access and purchase e-textbooks and other course related materials directly in Blackboard Learn™, the leading Web-based teaching and learning platform. The effort will help streamline the ability for instructors to assign content from Barnes & Noble's vast catalog of over one million titles, including e-books, e-textbooks, relevant study aids, test prep guides, periodicals, and hundreds of thousands of trade and professional titles.
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