Friday, January 27, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University team seeking piece of electronic textbook market
Apple Inc.’s entrance into the electronic textbook market may provide a boost for one area company trying to get off the ground.
A team at Carnegie Mellon University is developing a Web-based platform that allows publishers to take their static PDF digital books and instead allow users to highlight, make notes and hold discussions around the content.
Called Classroom Salon, the project’s team is seeking $500,000 in seed funding and finalizing its incorporation, with plans to spin out of CMU this summer and take on the $3 billion publishing industry.
Article courtesy of Pittsburgh Business Times