Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology

San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU, a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. EmpoweredU was headed by Steve Poizner, who has been very active in California's Charter School movement. Qualcomm said the move would help it accelerate mobile innovation and help provide 24/7 access in education with its mobile tools. EmpoweredU's flagship customer has been UCLA, letting around 1,000 UCLA faculty and students access course materials on their mobile phones and tablets.