Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently announced iBooks® Textbooks and iTunes U® Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere around the world. iBooks Textbooks bring Multi-Touch™ textbooks with dynamic, current and interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries now including Brazil, Italy and Japan; and iTunes U Course Manager, available in 70 countries now including Russia, Thailand and Malaysia, allows educators to create and distribute courses for their own classrooms, or share them publicly, on the iTunes U app. "The incredible content and tools available for iPad provide teachers with new ways to customize learning unlike ever before," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "We can't wait to see how teachers in even more countries will create their new lesson plans with interactive textbooks, apps and rich digital content."
NII Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NIHD) a provider of differentiated mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, recently announced that PRIP™, its advanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) app, is now available on the iPhone in the United States. Built upon Motorola Mobility's PTT technology, PRIP offers users real-time, instant, unlimited communication using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi to other PRIP subscribers and Nextel users anywhere in the U.S. The app is available for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play for the low introductory cost of US$1.99, with the first month free. "We are excited to expand PRIP to iOS, bringing true push-to-talk capabilities to more users in the U.S.," said Greg Santoro, executive vice president, chief strategy and marketing officer for NII Holdings. "As our customer demands evolve and new devices enter the marketplace, it is important we continue to expand our offerings to meet their needs."
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