Amazon eyeing education


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  • Monday, 14 Mar 2016

Broadening its horizons: Amazon is looking to enter the classroom.

Amazon is working on a platform aimed at teachers and students.

According to Techcrunch, the platform will enable educators to host and share course materials and the company has already started targeting teachers with something called the Amazon Education Wait List.

A message on the site reads: "Someday soon, educators everywhere will have free and unlimited access to first-class course materials from a revolutionary platform. Get on the wait list to be notified when the platform is available for all schools and classrooms!"

Apple and Google already have similar offerings therefore Amazon's decision to follow suit makes perfect sense, especially given it's huge catalogue of books, its publishing and now its televisual and film making wings.

What's more, unlike either of its direct competitors in the space, Amazon's Fire tablets are directly aimed at younger users in terms of functionality and affordability. —  AFP Relaxnews
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