News Corp to Boost Investment in Digital Learning

According to this article from the AP, News Corp. plans to boost its investment in Amplify, its entry into the burgeoning field of digital learning, by another $100 million from a year ago to $180 million in the coming fiscal year. “Kids are used to a world of social networks and data aggregation,” said News Corp.’s Joel Klein.

I’m 100% on board with this as long as it helps accelerate the teaching of code in our schools, an area where we are way behind our friends across the pond.

As my friend Sean Branagan points out, education is one of the next big industries to be eaten by software.



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