Kno: Trading in Your Backpack of Books for a Tablet

[ 0 ] June 3, 2010 |

What if college students could trade-in lugging around backpacks for a two-panel tablet?  Kno would like to find out.  Kno is the creator of the two-panel tablet that would allow students to access textbooks, take notes, exams and surf the web. 

Kno was founded by Osman Rashid (formerly of Chegg the college textbook service) and Babur Habib.  This Silicon Valley start-up backed by First Round Capital, Mike Maples, Ron Conway  and Andreesen Horowitz is getting ready to enter into beta later in the year.  Kno has already signed deals with Pearson, McGraw Hill, Cengage Learning and Wiley with beta university campuses ready to start.

Looking at the site, Kno is taking an interesting approach – hardware with the tablet and publisher deals but also is open to developers to help build apps for their own app store.

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