Google proposes app store for education software

January 4, 2011

Google Inc. is holding discussions with educational-software firms to help build a marketplace for online learning programs, an industry whose value was expected to approach $5 billion at the end of 2010. Games and instructional tools for teachers from some educational-software companies are already offered in the Google Apps Marketplace, an online store that launched in March. Google hopes to lure more educational developers and is ramping up efforts to generate revenue from the project. Bloomberg BusinessWeek