Apple's newest acquisition is an schooling-targeted startup
Apple went on a serious buying spree final yr, buying a handful of startups from totally different fields — depth-sensing cameras, speech know-how and extra. However it does not appear to be the corporate’s had sufficient. As Bloomberg stories, Apple has bought LearnSprout, a agency with an schooling service which lets educational employees members analyze scholar knowledge. Whereas LearnSprout’s web site does not supply many particulars past this, it does point out that its instruments are being utilized in greater than 2,500 faculties within the US.
In a narrative from 2014, TechCrunch stated the startup permits educators to know many key areas of scholar developments, together with attendance, school readiness and well being info. Though we do not know what precisely Apple plans to do with LearnSprout, there’s an opportunity it might be associated to iTunes U, iBooks — or, why not, perhaps one thing totally new.
We reached to out to Apple for affirmation of the acquisition and can replace this text once we hear again.