Microsoft strengthens its education offerings by acquiring video discussion platform Flipgrid — and makes it free

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social video discussion platform used in classrooms around the world. The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s educational offerings and helps it to better compete with rivals Google and Apple. Flipgrid is used by million of students and teachers to collaborate on lessons, covering everything from Pre-K to PhD level. The acquisition is great news for schools: Microsoft is slashing the current price tag of $1,000, and making the service free just like Office 365 for Education. See also: Microsoft to stop offering support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in forums Microsoft wants you to know Windows… [Continue Reading]

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