Samsung and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Forge Strategic Partnership for Lifelong Learning

  Samsung and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Forge Strategic Partnership for
  Lifelong Learning

  HMH FUSE^TM interactive program will be optimized for Samsung’s lineup of
Android-powered GALAXY tablets; Demos on display at HMH and Samsung booths at
                            TCEA 2013 February 6-8

TCEA 2013

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- February 6, 2013

Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator
in consumer electronics, and global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(HMH), announced today a strategic global partnership to offer HMH’s
interactive education content and solutions on Samsung’s range of
Android-powered tablet devices, including the GALAXY Note 10.1. HMH will also
bring hundreds of HMH titles to Samsung’s Learning Hub platform – available in
select international markets.

As part of a shared commitment to transform learning through technology,
Samsung and HMH have partnered to develop the award-winning HMH Fuse^TM
application – the world's first full-curriculum algebra and geometry apps –
for the Android platform, extending access to the product to a greater number
of schools and students.

“Samsung believes that innovative technology can empower educators and enable
a more engaging learning environment for students,” said Bumcoo Cho, SVP,
Enterprise Business Team, Mobile Communications Division at Samsung
Electronics. “This partnership with HMH is an important part of our commitment
to providing both teachers and students with rich, interactive educational
content across our GALAXY tablet lineup and through the Learning Hub

“Transforming 21st century education will require thoughtful partnerships
between leading technology innovators and content providers such as Samsung
and HMH,” said Tim Cannon, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Alliances
for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “By making our award-winning educational
content available and optimized on a wide variety of devices, we ensure that
more students than ever can access and benefit from quality, effective
instructional materials.”

HMH Fuse engages students and stimulates learning beyond the capabilities of
traditional curriculum delivery through personalized lesson plans and
interactive content. With HMH Fuse, students receive step−by−step animated
instruction, instant feedback on practice questions, the ability to write,
record and save notes, and access to more than 400 video tutorials with the
touch of a finger – even when their devices are not connected to the Internet.
Students can take individual assessments on their own after completing each
chapter, and then seamlessly upload all usage and test result data to

As a result of the partnership HMH Fuse National Algebra 1; Common Core
Algebra 1; Common Core Algebra 2; and Common Core Geometry will be available
on Samsung tablets. The new HMH Fuse applications for Android will be
optimized for Samsung’s GALAXY Tab 2 Series (7” and 10.1”) and the GALAXY Note
10.1. Users can take advantage of the GALAXY Note’s advanced S Pen technology
to work through a problem on the Fuse application’s “scratch pad” and interact
with content.

In the coming months, the partnership between HMH and Samsung will also see a
wide variety of HMH educational content and trade and reference titles made
available on Samsung’s Learning Hub service – available in the UK and other
select markets. The Learning Hub – Samsung’s exclusive platform for
educational content – fosters education through instant access to textbooks,
important trade literature, videos and lectures.

Samsung and HMH are showcasing their latest offerings, including the HMH Fuse
application for Android, at TCEA 2013, the US’s leading educational technology
convention, which takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas
from February 6-8, 2013. Samsung will exhibit in booth #2570, while HMH will
present its educational content and solutions in booth #2227.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of
changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the
world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its
longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research,
editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and
learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges.
HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60
million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels,
non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers
throughout the world. For more information, visit

About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division

As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business
Division (EBD) is committed to introducing new business experiences across a
diverse spectrum of industries from retail to healthcare, hospitality to
sales. We believe technology brings business and customers together — to
better share, collaborate and discover new opportunities. With a
market-oriented approach to innovation, EBD is a division of Samsung
Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Company, Ltd. (SEC). For more information, please visit,
call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter @SamsungBizUSA.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and
the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smart phones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries
with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Emma Doherty, 617-351-5473
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