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   Technology StocksBlackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB)


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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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From: JakeStraw3/22/2010 9:15:47 AM
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Blackboard and Sprint Team Up to Bring Mobile Learning to Students at No Additional Cost to Schools
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* Blackboard Mobile Learn to debut on select Sprint smartphones in June
* Students can complete class work, check grades, interact with professors and more from virtually anywhere, anytime and at no extra charge on the Now Network™
* New partnership aligns with the National Broadband Plan proposal to support and promote online learning

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From: JakeStraw4/5/2010 8:18:09 AM
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Blackboard Mobile Learn App Now Available for iPad
New App Brings Interactive Teaching and Learning to iPad
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WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) today announced the launch of its customized Blackboard Mobile Learn™ app for iPad on the App Store. The app recreates the course experience of Blackboard Learn™, the leading online teaching and learning platform, and lets students check grades and assignments, add discussion board comments and blog posts, email instructors and classmates and much more.

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From: JakeStraw4/21/2010 8:16:03 AM
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More Than a Half-Million Texas Households Now Receive Urgent Alerts From Blackboard Connect
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150 Municipalities Rely on Industry Leader to Keep Residents Safe and Informed

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) today announced that 150 municipalities within the State of Texas utilize the Blackboard Connect™ mass notification platform to help keep residents safe, informed and connected.

Representing more than 600,000 households across the state of Texas, local government leaders have taken the lead in enhancing communication and preparedness by adopting the Blackboard Connect service to communicate quickly, accurately and consistently with their communities.

Statewide, Blackboard Connect has been leveraged by local officials to quickly notify residents and provide critical direction in a number of urgent situations. Last December, for example, an explosion at a chemical plant near the city of Seabrook saw nearby communities Galveston County, Kemah, LaPorte and League City send more than 30,000 voice, email and text messages to residents and businesses, guiding them to shelter in place immediately following the explosion.

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