Amazon.com has long offered thousands of free or low-cost educational apps for the millions of people using its Kindle ecosystem.

But on Thursday, the online retailer announced a particularly intriguing buy, with its agreement to acquire online mathematics-curriculum specialist TenMarks for an undisclosed price.

In the following video, Fool contributor Steve Symington weighs in on what, exactly, makes this particular acquisition so special, how Amazon is planning to use TenMarks, and how this could negatively affect another competing education-centric business.


What do you think? Is TenMarks a good fit for Amazon's business? Please watch the video below to get Steve's full take, then feel free to weigh in using the comments section below.

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