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Pearson to pay $1M fine for misleading investors about 2018 data breach

Pearson, a London-based publishing and education giant that provides software to schools and universities has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data brea

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature

Perlego raises $9M Series A for its textbook subscription service

Perlego, the textbook subscription service, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. Backing the round is Charlie Songhurst, Dedicated VC, and Thomas Leysen (Chairman of Mediahuis and Umicore). Perl

Education software maker Pearson says data breach affected thousands of accounts in the US

Pearson, the London-based educational software maker, said today that thousands of school and university accounts, mostly in the United States, were affected by a data breach. The company added that i

Pearson is committing $50M to fund next-gen edtech startups

Pearson Ventures will invest $50 million over the next three years.

New Financial Times And Economist Owners Ponder The Future Of Digital Media

Who saw the recent sale of the Financial Times (FT) from Pearson to Nikkei for $1.3 billion coming? The sale of The Economist, also owned by Pearson, three weeks later, was less of a surprise, as Pear

Japan’s Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B

Some more M&A afoot in the media industry. Pearson has sold the Financial Times Group to Japan’s Nikkei Inc for £844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash. The news comes after a morning of ferv

Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nook.com">Nook Media</a>, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary that handles Nook e-readers and digital content, <a target="_blank" href="http://markets.financialconten

Pearson Buys Certiport For $140M To Beef Up Its IT Testing Business Globally

<a href="http://www.pearson.com">Pearson</a>, the educational publisher, today made a move to beef up its international professional IT testing business: it <a href="http://www.pearson.com/media-1/an

Old Publishers Dive Into The New: Pearson Inks API Billing Deal With Zuora; Adds Food To The Mix

Pearson, the owners of Penguin, the Financial Times Group and a number of education imprints, has made some significant strides into digital with e-books and apps, but it is always on the hunt for mor

Pearson-Incubated Startup Alleyoop Launches To Gamify Adaptive Learning

According to the National Center on Education and the Economy, only 1 in 6 high school freshmen will go on to graduate from college on time, and about 25 percent of Americans <a href="http://globalpub

Pearson confirms plans to engage with, and maybe acquire, startups

<img src="http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Media/Pix/pictures/2009/12/11/Genevieve-Shore-pic.jpg" class="shot2" />Genevieve Shore, Pearson’s director of digital strategy, gave a briefing to the m

Nokia, Pearson form wireless education joint venture in China

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mobiledu-176x200.jpg" width="176" height="200" /><a href="http://www.nokia.com">Nokia</a> and education company <a href="http://www.

Nokia, Pearson Set Up Digital Education Joint Venture In China

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/mobiledu-176x200.jpg" width="176" height="200" /><a href="http://www.nokia.com">Nokia</a> and education company <a href="http://www.pearson.co