Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

Microsoft acquires amicable training height Flipgrid

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a amicable preparation app that utilizes brief video clips to emanate collaborative doctrine plans. The Minneapolis-based startup, that began life as Vidku, has had clever expansion for an knowledge that has been otherwise described as Instagram and Snapchat for a classroom. Early final year, it reported an 800 percent year-over-year expansion in clergyman accounts.

It’s positively a play that creates clarity in Microsoft’s portfolio, as a association looks to take behind a preparation marketplace now being dominated by Google, interjection to a extravagantly renouned Chromebook category. In May of final year, a association launched an educational various of Windows 10, that assimilated such existent plays as a Minecraft Education Edition.

“We’re anxious to see a impact Flipgrid has had in amicable training so distant and demeanour brazen to assisting them continue to flower as partial of a Microsoft family,” Microsoft VP Eran Megiddo, pronounced in a recover tied to a announcement. “We’re diligently committed to creation certain their height and products continue to work opposite a Microsoft, Google and partner ecosystems to advantage students and teachers everywhere.” 

How, precisely, Flipgrid will fit into Microsoft’s altogether edtech play stays to be seen, yet a association has already integrated a app into Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education. As with a Office 365 Education offering, a association will be creation a app giveaway for schools. Those who already purchased an account, meanwhile, will be removing a refund.

A turn of updates to a app is forthcoming, as well. Microsoft will be phenomenon those during Flipgrid’s preparation discussion in early April. Terms of a understanding were not disclosed.

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