Partnerships & Acquisitions, May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 | Volume 51, Number 10

Workforce upskilling platform provider Degreed (Pleasanton, CA) in April partnered with video cloud provider Kaltura (New York) to enable quick and simple use of video in talent development. Learning and talent teams will be able to create, unify, curate, and protect videos, and insert them seamlessly into both self-directed learning and structured training experiences through a flexible, branded portal in Degreed. 

Turnitin (Oakland, CA) and NewsGuard (New York) in May partnered to offer Turnitin users free access to NewsGuard’s browser extension and mobile apps, enabling them to read NewsGuard’s credibility ratings and detailed “Nutrition Label” reviews that provide background and context about the reliability of online sources. NewsGuard recently temporarily removed the paywall for its browser extension, which costs $2.95 per month, in response to the “Infodemic” of misinformation that has proliferated in tandem with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. To use the tool for free now until July 1, 2020 visit https://www.newsguardtech.com/turnitin/. After July 1, schools and universities that use Turnitin will have free access codes allowing students and faculty to continue using NewsGuard at no cost until the end of 2020, with the option to extend free access until the end of the school year in 2021.

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