News Corp Announces AT&T Alliance At Education Unit, To Be Called “Amplify”

Company watchers have been waiting to see what former Justice Department anti-trust chief and New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein will do at News Corp — when he isn’t helping Rupert Murdoch to manage his UK scandals. The partial answer, announced this morning, is a collaboration with AT&T to offer digital products for K-12 teachers, students and their parents. Although short on details, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega says they “plan to bring to market a 4G mobile tablet-based experience that we believe will significantly enhance teaching and learning.” ┬áBeginning in the upcoming school year, the companies say, AT&T will “provide 4G tablets, device management and technical services, and connectivity over the AT&T Wi-Fi network and AT&T 4G network.” (more…)

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