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September 8, 2011

EduTone Corporation. EduTone Acquires K12complete and Launches EdPay. EduTone today announced the acquisition of California based start-up K12 Checkout, Inc., dba K12complete, which will be merged into EdPay, Inc., a newly formed wholly-owned Subsidiary of EduTone. EduTone will integrate K12complete’s online School Storefronts with its award-winning EduTone Xchange Platform. The consolidated solutions will enable EduTone’s customers to streamline online payment processing and fund raising activities and to offer a broad range of school-related products and services to local communities. The acquisition of K12complete is the second acquisition for EduTone in 2011. In July, EduTone acquired Global Grid for Learning, Ltd. from Cambridge University Press to become EduTone’s digital content marketplace for education. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2011

EduTone Corporation. EduTone acquires Global Grid for Learning from Cambridge University press to become its digital content marketplace for education. Cambridge University Press and California-based EduTone today jointly announced an agreement for EduTone to merge Global Grid for Learning (GGfL), the Press’s innovative digital content aggregation business, into EduTone’s portfolio of education businesses. Cambridge, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 27 July 2011. EduTone has acquired all of the shares of GGfL and the Press has taken a minority interest in EduTone. EduTone intends to keep GGfL as a wholly-owned subsidiary, and to integrate its products and services with the award-winning EduTone Xchange Platform, enhancing its collection of third-party licensed digital education content, creating global and regional content marketplaces, to be marketed to schools through distribution partners globally. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2011

EduTone Corporation. Edutone to market affordable school-centric tablets. EduTone Corporation announced the ET Persona family of school-centric tablets to be bundled with a new Mobile Edition of its core, 2011 CODiE award-winning services delivery platform, the EduTone Xchange, aimed at the K-20 Education market. Ranging in price from $179 to $399, the Android based ET Persona Tablets will ship in July 2011 with 8 and 10-inch touch-sensitive screen displays. Unlike all of the consumer-centric tablets on the market today, the ET Persona is the first school-centric tablet solution that ships with pre-installed CIPA compliant filtering software and the EduTone Passport to enable easy and secure single sign-on wireless access to centrally-provisioned school applications. Together, the ET Persona and the ETX-Mobile Edition deliver the most comprehensive, financially sustainable technology infrastructure solution for personalized mobile learning in the K-20 Education market globally. [Full Announcement].