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Microsoft, Apple in tizzy as Google products strike big in education sector

In 2016, mobile devices Google's Chrome operating system accounted for 58% in the US

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Microsoft Corp's announcement of a suite of new education products on Tuesday shows the company's determination to reverse a major shift that has taken place in US classrooms in recent years: for most educators and school districts, Google's Chromebook is now the computer of choice. The Chromebook has gone from a standing start in 2011 to wild popularity in the market for education technology, which tech companies have traditionally viewed as a critical way to win over the next generation of users. In 2016, mobile devices running Alphabet Inc's Google's Chrome ...

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First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 15:42 IST