Published Online: August 18, 2015
Published in Print: August 19, 2015, as News Corp. to Wind Down Amplify's Tablet Business

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News Corp. to Wind Down Amplify's Tablet Business

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Amplify, which has moved aggressively to market its mobile devices and curriculum to schools, told investors last week that it is abandoning the tablet business.

The company says it will stop actively marketing tablets and will no longer accept new customers, though it will continue to support existing users. It is also in advanced stages of negotiations to sell off its remaining education business.

The decision marks a dramatic turn for Amplify, the education division of News Corp., the global media and information-service company led by Rupert Murdoch.

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