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>> Google's Chromebook has shaken up the education technology market. And both Apple and Microsoft are scrambling in response. I'm Julia Love of Reuters correspondent in San Francisco. And I was reporting on Microsoft's education technology announcement. They announced a host of new offerings for education including a new version of their Windows operating system.
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As well as new software to encourage students to collaborate. And experts tell me, they see the influence of the Chromebook, all over. Google released the Chromebook, 5 or 6 years ago, and since then its rise has been pretty amazing. And Apple and Microsoft have given their products a makeover in response.
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Apple has made it so that multiple students can now log in on the same iPad, a move that it long resisted. And Microsoft has moved to lower the price of its lineup as well to make it competitive with the Chromebook. I think that with Google at 60% market share in the US, the market's dynamics are such that Microsoft and Apple can no longer ignore the Chromebook in its popularity.
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It seems that Google has sort of cracked the code for agitators with the Chromebook. It's affordable, it's lightweight, it's easy to manage. And Microsoft and Apple need to serve up something similar if they're gonna remain competitive.