Dan Rosensweig, who has held senior positions at several Internet and publishing companies, takes the reins at the online textbook rental company.
The peripatetic tech exec, who has helped lead Ziff-Davis, CNET Networks, and Yahoo, will take over Activision Blizzard's Guitar Hero franchise.
Mimicking Workday and Trulia, the U.S. online education hub files -- secretly -- for an initial public offering.
The textbook site wants to be more like Facebook or LinkedIn for students, but with a focus on educational services and a social graph that connects students.
Kicking off trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the startup is going public with an offering price that values the company at nearly $1.1 billion.
The textbook industry is under fresh attack, as Amazon.com starts letting customers rent paper text books.
Shares of Adobe Systems fall 7 percent after a market analyst downgrades the company's stock from "market perform" to "underperform."
CNET News.com's Charles Cooper reflects on the early leadership of the once-thriving Netscape, which was entrusted to an experienced business executive.
Kara Swisher continues her search for Jerry Yang's replacement, gathering picks from the raft of ex-Yahoo employees.
The D.C.-area company is backed by former AOL and Yahoo executives. Facebook investor Accel Partners leads its most recent round.