Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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RE: Comment by Panajev
by shmerl on Fri 20th Jan 2012 16:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by Panajev"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

While Google does have market gain aspirations, in general Google promotes key open standards (WebM, XMPP/Jingle are major examples). Apple is much worse in this sense.

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