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Old 01-30-2012, 02:00 PM
Jeff Campbell
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Default Wisconsin Schools Say "Thanks for the iPads Microsoft"

"School districts in Madison, Wisconsin will be getting a total of 1,400 iPads this year, all of them paid for by Microsoft, reports the Wisconsin State Journal."

In a round about way, Microsoft is indeed paying for the iPads, since the money for the purchase comes from a settlement that Wisconsin was a part of with 18 other states in an overcharging issue with Microsoft. $3.4 million was the Wisconsin part of the settlement, so they will be using about $700,000 USD of that money to purchase the iPads, which after the education discount will cost the school district in Madison roughly $479.00 USD. Ironic but I'm glad some schools are getting on board with textbooks via iPad, hopefully more and more will do the same.

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