A business-to-business information company--1105 Media Inc. of Chatsworth, Calif.--announced on Jan. 16 that it has acquired Florida Educational Technology Corp., the long-time producer of the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC). The announcement drew mixed reactions from education observers who spoke with eSchool News.

Launched by Florida educators in 1981 in St. Petersburg, the meeting was officially named the Florida Instructional Computing Conference the next year. It was named FETC in 1990 and grew to become one of the largest and most prestigious educational technology trade events in the United States. News of its acquisition


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