Justice Dept. Studies Blackboard-Angel Deal

May 28, 2009

The Justice Department's antitrust division is investigating the purchase by Blackboard of Angel Learning, one of its rivals in the course management industry. Such inquiries do not mean that the government plans to challenge the purchase, only that it is conducting an investigation. Blackboard revealed the inquiry in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it indicated that it is cooperating with requests for information.

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