VitalSource

  • Ingram’s VitalSource wants to acquire Verba to give students affordable access to textbooks

    Ingram’s VitalSource wants to acquire Verba to give students affordable access to textbooks

    The college textbook industry has no shortage of startups, from ebook company RedShelf to big players like rental service Chegg all the way to Amazon itself. But a SF-based company called Verba, which has flown mostly under the radar since 2008, has weathered the slow change of the textbook industry. VitalSource, the ed-tech arm of book distribution company Ingram is today announcing their… Read More

  • Bookshelf GPS adds interactive, personalized content to VitalSource’s textbook library

    Bookshelf GPS adds interactive, personalized content to VitalSource’s textbook library

    Personalized learning company Cerego is teaming up with VitalSource, the ed-tech arm of book distribution company Ingram. VitalSource says its BookShelf platform already offers access to a library of more than 1 million electronic textbooks from 1,000-plus publishers. Now with Bookshelf GPS, it’s adding interactive content to those textbooks, tailored to individual students. So… Read More

  • Profile – VitalSource

    Every once in a while I am surprised by some of the new web-application ideas people come up with. Some are bad – in fact, it’s disappointing to see so many applications launched just for the sake of launching -, but sometimes (just sometimes) you can actually feel when a project is set to solve a problem, even if for a small group of people. VitalSource was announced yesterday, and… Read More