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Google walks away from pioneering website linking Scotland’s schools

Scotsman - Fears have been raised over the future of a world-leading website used in Scotland’s schools after Google pulled out of the race to develop it.

A procurement process is currently under way to find developers for the next phase of Glow, the national intranet site for school pupils, which became a world first when it was launched in 2006.

Google has pulled out of the competition for Next Generation Glow, saying that the Scottish Government’s procurement process was at odds with its company philosophy on how the internet should be used to provide education in schools.