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From: JakeStraw5/11/2009 8:18:33 AM
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Blackboard Completes Acquisition of ANGEL Learning, Inc.
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Monday May 11, 2009, 8:00 am EDT

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a global leader in education technology today announced the completion of its acquisition of ANGEL Learning, Inc., a leading developer of e-learning software to the U.S. education industry. As previously announced, Blackboard is acquiring ANGEL for approximately $95 million, net of cash acquired and excluding transaction costs.

The acquisition combines ANGEL's record of innovation and client service with Blackboard's own innovation, financial strength and industry leadership to create a stronger, more flexible supporter of teaching, learning and student engagement. The combined company aims to accelerate the pace of innovation and interoperability in e-learning, and will continue to invest in solutions to more effectively support teachers and learners. The acquisition will also enable Blackboard to incorporate ANGEL's client-first culture that has translated into consistently excellent experiences and high retention of ANGEL Learning clients.

A Combined Focus on Teaching and Learning

Blackboard's acquisition of ANGEL Learning will introduce a range of benefits to institutions and the e-learning community, including:

* A combined global community of practice of more than 5,800 K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government organizations and corporations
* A broader, unified platform for the general media, publishers and e-learning software developers that increases interoperability for institutions
* A world-class service and support organization benefiting from best-practices and infrastructure investments
* Industry leading e-learning technology expertise including specialization on Microsoft's .NET platform and Microsoft technologies
* A stronger company with a greater capacity to invest in research and development for new solutions over time

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From: JakeStraw8/5/2009 4:09:59 PM
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Blackboard Inc. Reports Second Quarter Revenue of $92.1 Million
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- Revenue Increases 22 Percent Year-Over-Year - - Company Raises Revenue, Non-GAAP Earnings and Cash Flow Guidance -

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From: JakeStraw10/8/2009 9:56:36 AM
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Blackboard Adds Multimedia Content from NBC News to the Blackboard Learn Platform
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Thursday October 8, 2009

Digital Content and Supplemental Resources Help Bring Courses to Life

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a global leader in education technology, announced today that a wealth of multimedia content from NBC News - covering decades of historic and current events - is now accessible to educators and students through the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform.

Through a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, thousands of K-12 and postsecondary institutions in North America now have access to NBC News Archives on Demand, enabling them to more effectively engage 21st century learners with digital content directly in their online courses.

With this unique resource, educators can easily search for instructionally relevant content about real world events - including audio, text and short-form video files - that can be embedded directly into courses on the Blackboard system to enrich the learning experience in a wide variety of subject areas.

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From: JakeStraw11/4/2009 8:41:42 AM
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Blackboard Inc.Q3 2009 Earnings Call Transcript
November 03, 2009
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From: JakeStraw1/5/2010 11:01:28 AM
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Blackboard: Best long idea for 2010; tgt raised to $59 - Maxim raises their BBBB tgt to $59 from $50 as the co remains one of their top picks in enterprise software, and they believe that shares continue to offer a very compelling risk-reward tradeoff despite continued share price appreciation. Furthermore, the firm believes that BBBB's demand drivers are firmly intact and continue to view the academic software market as a long-term secular growth opportunity. In the firm's view, BBBB remains uniquely positioned to continue to dominate its market and extend share gains.
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From: JakeStraw1/14/2010 9:22:00 AM
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Florida Virtual Partners with Blackboard to Improve Virtual School Experience for Students
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Blackboard Supports Growing Number of Statewide, Virtual Schools

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Online learning will get a boost from a partnership announced today by Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) and the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the nation's oldest and largest virtual school. Over the next three years, the two parties will work together to establish Blackboard Learn™ as the school's online learning platform in an effort to improve the virtual school experience for students.

Blackboard supports a growing number of statewide and district based virtual schools nationwide. Under the agreement, FLVS will move all of its more than 100 courses to a fully hosted Blackboard Learn platform by the beginning of 2011.

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From: JakeStraw2/4/2010 8:02:11 AM
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Blackboard, Inc. Q4 2009 Earnings Call Transcript
February 03, 2010
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From: JakeStraw3/5/2010 8:40:58 AM
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Campus Cards Go Contactless With Blackboard
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New Card Technology Brings Enhanced Security, Convenience and Speed

Developed specifically for higher education institutions in the United States, the fully integrated technology platform transforms the way students navigate life on and off campus. Using smart cards with built-in chips that enable payment or entry with a wave or a tap, students can get into secure buildings and facilities, pay for books, meals and laundry and even access campus events – all at significantly faster speeds than with traditional identification technologies.

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From: JakeStraw3/8/2010 9:23:04 AM
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Blackboard to Acquire Saf-T-Net, Inc., Provider of AlertNow
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WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, a leading messaging and mass notification solution for the K-12 marketplace, for approximately $33 million in cash, excluding transaction costs and subject to certain adjustments.

"Our acquisition of AlertNow broadens our mass notification offerings, extends our focus on mobile devices and creates greater value for our significantly expanded K-12 client base. The strength of AlertNow's value proposition is evidenced by their rapid growth, and we believe its addition to Blackboard will further enhance our momentum," said Michael Chasen, CEO and President of Blackboard. "AlertNow has enjoyed strong renewal rates and we look forward to delivering the highest service levels to our broader base of clients. We are also excited to welcome our new colleagues from the AlertNow team to Blackboard."

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From: JakeStraw3/9/2010 8:24:04 AM
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Blackboard Introduces Flexible Financial Aid Disbursement for Higher Education
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With Discover and First Data, Blackboard Pay Program Cuts Costs, Lowers Fees

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) today announced the launch of Blackboard Pay™, an open-loop prepaid card program that lets educational institutions simplify the disbursement of financial aid credit balances – as well as student payroll – while cutting costs for institutions and lowering student fees.

Blackboard Pay provides students and staff immediate access to their funds while eliminating the need to wait for paper check disbursements. And compared to existing financial aid disbursement products, Blackboard Pay protects students by eliminating overdraft exposure, related fees and PIN debit fees, while lowering fees for checks and card replacements.

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