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Kno Introduces Digital Textbook & Learning Platform

June 14, 2010

Kno Introduces Digital Textbook & Learning Platform
Kno is everything a textbook was. And will be.

Santa Clara, CA (RPRN) 06/14/10 — KNO INTRODUCES GROUNDBREAKING DIGITAL TEXTBOOK AND LEARNING PLATFORM THAT HELPS COLLEGE STUDENTS “BREAK FREE” FROM THE DRUDGERY OF STUDYING

The Sleek Two-Panel, Touch-Screen Tablet Takes Education into the Digital World with a Fully Interactive Experience That is Engaging and Fun

-- Kno Inc., the creator of the new digital textbook and learning platform, today announced a beta program with the top four higher education publishers including Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson and Wiley. Under the new initiative, publishers participating in the beta program will be providing select digital resources and content for an in-classroom beta program that will launch fall 2010 at major universities and colleges across the country.

“Kno’s alliances with publishers is a key component of our strategy to fundamentally change the way students learn,” said Osman Rashid, Kno’s Co-Founder and CEO. “We are excited to work with Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson and Wiley to bring their content directly to students to help enrich their college experience. It is this content students need combined with the features that they want that differentiates Kno.”

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The purpose of the beta program is to validate the effectiveness of digital content within the Kno device and platform. Kno, which officially launched its product at the D8 2010 conference today (read more), is a unique two-panel, touch-screen product that blends textbooks, course material, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into a more powerful and engaging educational experience. Kno is a dynamic platform developed on open web technologies that embraces the publisher communities and opens the door to unprecedented innovation in education.

“McGraw-Hill Education has long pioneered the innovation of digital content, embracing the intersection of technology and education to improve student achievement,” said Rik Kranenburg, President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Professional and International (HPI). “We are pleased to work with Kno to bring the best of our content to students in an experience that maintains the integrity of higher education learning to universities and colleges across the country.”

“Cengage Learning has long been delivering digital content to serve the needs of our customers. We are pleased to work with Kno to bring our innovative instructional solutions to students through this new device that is targeted to the academic market,” said Bill Rieders, Executive Vice President, Global New Media, Cengage Learning.  “We expect the beta program to be very informative as we work with the industry and partners to create superior learning experiences that will engage students.”

“We’re excited to partner with Kno on its Student Beta Program to validate the effectiveness of digital content within the Kno device and platform, ” said Bonnie Lieberman, Senior Vice President, Higher Education, John Wiley & Sons. “We share Kno’s goal of improving the learning process and student experience.”

About Kno, Inc.

Kno, Inc. is fundamentally changing the way students learn, by offering new ways to digitally, consume, organize, create and share knowledge. Kno is a transformative two-panel tablet that artfully blends the intuitive experience of the conventional textbook with a rich digital world of video, note-taking, sharing and more. Its open platform encourages publishers and developers to create and distribute innovative education applications and content. Kno, Inc., www.kno.com, was founded in May 2009 by Osman Rashid, co-founder of Chegg and Babur Habib, a consumer electronics veteran. Kno has a world class team of management from Apple, Cisco, HP, Intel, TiVo, Chegg and Palm. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, Maples and Ron Conway and is based in Santa Clara, California. Follow Kno at: http://twitter.com/GoodtoKno.

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