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Intel Acquires Education eBook Maker Kno

Kno ipad screenshotIntel is expanding its education offering with the acquisition of software startup Kno, which supplies enhanced textbooks to mobile devices. The acquisition will provide Intel with 225,000 K-12 and higher education titles, the company said.

Kno’s apps provide students with digital textbooks. They are available on iPads, Android and Windows 7 and 8. The apps provide more than books, though. They offer extra content, such as 3D models, videos, personal study guides, and social functions, such as note sharing among classmates.

The tech giant revealed the purchase in a late Friday blog post. “We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success,” wrote John Galvin, vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group at Intel Corp. and general manager of its World Ahead education program.

Kno confirmed the news via its Facebook and Twitter accounts, saying it was “excited” to announce the acquisition and join the Intel family. The company was founded in 2009.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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