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12/19/13Rosetta Stone to Acquire Fit Brains Creator Vivity Labs, Will Enter Fast-Growing Brain-Training Market
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone to Acquire Fit Brains Creator Vivity Labs, Will Enter Fast-Growing Brain-Training Market Purchase of leader in mobile brain training taps into natural affinity between brain health and language learning ARLINGTON, VA- December 19, 2013-Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Vivity Labs Inc., creator of the successful Fit Brains product portfolio, for $12 million in cash. The close connection between la... 
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12/13/13Lexia Reading Core5 Captures Place Among Top 100 Products in District Administration's 2013 Readers' Choice Award Program
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Lexia Reading Core5 Captures Place Among Top 100 Products in District Administration's 2013 Readers' Choice Award Program Fourth Consecutive Year Lexia Learning Products Honored BOSTON - Dec. 13, 2013 - Lexia Reading Core5(TM), the cloud-based personalized learning program that accelerates mastery of foundational reading skills, was selected for the as one of District Administration magazine's 2013 Readers' Choice Top 100 products. Developed by Lexia ... 
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12/11/13Rosetta Stone to Acquire Leading International Language Company Tell Me More, Bolstering Position in Global B2B Market
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone to Acquire Leading International Language Company Tell Me More, Bolstering Position in Global B2B Market Acquisition Expands Geographic Footprint in Europe and China, Adds Complementary Intermediate and Advanced Language Products ARLINGTON, VA-December 11, 2013-Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today announced it has agreed to acquire Tell Me More S.A., a global langua... 
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12/03/13Rosetta Stone and Disney Interactive Partner to Launch New Web Video Series
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone and Disney Interactive Partner to Launch New Web Video Series Inspired by Disney's classic theme park attraction, 'it's a small world: the animated series' expands Rosetta Stone's recent entry into the children's consumer market ARLINGTON, VA-December 3, 2013- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) today announced a major partnership with Disney Interactive designed to heighten kids' knowledge of places and cultures around the world, while giving the... 
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12/02/13Rosetta Stone Applauds Law Enforcement for 13 Arrests and Announces 92 Civil Settlements in Software Piracy Cases
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Applauds Law Enforcement for 13 Arrests and Announces 92 Civil Settlements in Software Piracy Cases Company Continues to Make Online Shopping Safer for Consumers ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Dec. 2, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, today praised international, federal, state and local law enforcement for their work to combat software piracy and fraud. The diligent efforts by these... 
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11/29/13Rosetta Stone Announces Change in Product Development Organization
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Announces Change in Product Development Organization New Product Technology Leadership for Premier Language and Literacy Company ARLINGTON, VA-November 29, 2013- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) today announced the resignation of Chief Product Officer West Stringfellow and named Nick Macey the interim lead for its product organization, effective immediately. Stringfellow joined the company in 2012, overseeing a significant reorganization of Ros... 
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11/20/13Rosetta Stone Announces Presenters for 2013 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Announces Presenters for 2013 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo Leading Educational Experts Will Address Critical Aspects of Teaching World Languages and Global Studies ARLINGTON, VA - Nov. 20, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, announced today that it will host four sessions led by education administrators and experts during the 2013 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign... 
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11/12/13Rosetta Stone Continues Expansion Into Education Technology for Kids, Launches New App to Give Children an Early Edge in English and Spanish
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Continues Expansion Into Education Technology for Kids, Launches New App to Give Children an Early Edge in English and Spanish Lingo Word Builder picks up where the company's first hit kids app left off ARLINGTON, VA-November 12, 2013- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, today introduced Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Word Builder, a new Spanish language learning and English reading app for chil... 
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11/07/13Rosetta Stone Expands Distribution Through Online and In-Store Partnership With Target
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Expands Distribution Through Online and In-Store Partnership With Target Premier language-learning technology to be showcased in over 1,300 North American locations and at Target.com ARLINGTON, VA- November 7, 2013- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, has finalized a distribution partnership with retail giant Target that will make its language-learning solutions available in more than 1,300... 
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11/06/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results Results Reflect Continued Business Transformation; Reaffirms Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Range for Full-Year 2013 ARLINGTON, VA - November 6, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning and reading solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2013, as summarized below: US$ thousands Three Mo... 
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10/28/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Results
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Results ARLINGTON, VA - October 28, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology solutions, today announced it will report its third quarter 2013 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on November 6, 2013. In conjunction with this announcement, Rosetta Stone will host a webcast at 4:30 p.m. eastern time (ET) that day to discuss the resul... 
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10/17/13Rosetta Stone Enters Edutainment Games Market With Arcade Academy
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Enters Edutainment Games Market With Arcade Academy Micro-Gaming Meets Language-Learning in Company's Latest EdTech Mobile App ARLINGTON, VA - October 17, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) a leading provider of education technology solutions, today announced the launch of Rosetta Stone® Arcade Academy, a richly produced mobile app that explores the intersection of entertainment and education. Leveraging the core methodology of Rosetta Sto... 
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10/16/13Lexia Learning Releases White Paper on Creating a Framework for Teacher Effectiveness
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Lexia Learning Releases White Paper on Creating a Framework for Teacher Effectiveness Article Examines Steps for Deepening Understanding of Pedagogy and Student Needs BOSTON - Oct. 16, 2013 - Teacher effectiveness is among the most critical focus-areas for schools across the country, however, far too many schools limit their teacher effectiveness efforts to product-focused professional development. As a result, their teachers become familiar with the avai... 
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09/17/13Rosetta Stone Launches Kids Division, Introduces Blended Reading & Language Product for Children 3-6
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Launches Kids Division, Introduces Blended Reading & Language Product for Children 3-6 Game-Focused App for iPhone and iPad Signals Company's Move into Kids EdTech Market ARLINGTON, VA-September 17, 2013- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) a leading provider of education technology solutions, today introduced a groundbreaking app-Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds-designed specifically for kids. The app, available now on the App Store fo... 
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09/12/13Lexia Reading's Strategies for Older Students Now Available for iPad
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Lexia Reading's Strategies for Older Students Now Available for iPad Newest Version of the Lexia Reading App Supports Unique, Personalized Learning Needs of Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12; Extends Learning Beyond School Day Boston -Sept. 12, 2013 - Across the country, more schools continue to adopt one-to-one iPad programs and embrace 'bring-your-own-device' initiatives. Lexia Learning®, one of the nation's most highly regarded providers of reading ... 
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08/29/13Lexia Learning Partners with Education Elements to Increase Classrooms' Efficiency and Support Blended Learning
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Lexia Learning Partners with Education Elements to Increase Classrooms' Efficiency and Support Blended Learning Lexia Reading Core5 Program Integrated into Cloud-Based Platform to Expand Schools' Capacity for Effective Data Management and Blended Learning Models BOSTON - Aug. 29, 2013 - Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, has partnered with Education Elements, a prominent provider of blended learning solutions, to simplify the way ... 
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08/22/13Rosetta Stone Announces $25 Million Share Repurchase Plan
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Announces $25 Million Share Repurchase Plan Program Reflects Company's Strong Cash Position, Confidence in Long-Term Growth Strategy ARLINGTON, VA-August 22, 2013-Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $25 million of its outstanding common stock over a two-year period. "This is part of our ongoing strategy to deliver value to our shareholders," said St... 
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08/14/13Lexia Learning Receives $500,000 Grant to Fund the Integration of New Writing Solution into Lexia Reading Core5 Program
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Lexia Learning Receives $500,000 Grant to Fund the Integration of New Writing Solution into Lexia Reading Core5 Program Designed for the ELA Common Core State Standards for Writing, the Comprehensive System will include Writing Instruction, Digital Editing, and Progress Monitoring BOSTON - Aug. 13, 2013 - Lexia Learning®, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE:RST) company, has won a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Literacy Courseware Challe... 
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08/07/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results Company Continues Progress in Its Transformation; Reports Adjusted EBITDA Growth of Nearly 150% to $2.8 Million ARLINGTON, VA - August 7, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2013, as summarized below: US$ thousands Three Months Ended except per... 
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07/26/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Results
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Results ARLINGTON, VA - July 26, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced it will report its second quarter 2013 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on August 7th, 2013. In conjunction with this announcement, Rosetta Stone will host a webcast at 4:30 p.m. eastern time (ET) that day to disc... 
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07/25/13Rosetta Stone To Acquire Premier Reading Technology Company Lexia Learning
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone To Acquire Premier Reading Technology Company Lexia Learning Acquisition Expands Product Portfolio Beyond Language, Adds Cloud-Based Children's Literacy Solution to Education Offerings ARLINGTON, VA--July 25, 2013--Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) announced today that it has agreed to acquire leading education-technology company Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., whose innovative English reading products are used in over 14,000 schools and by mor... 
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06/26/13Global Citizen Year Leverages Rosetta Stone to Drive Language Proficiency
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Global Citizen Year Leverages Rosetta Stone to Drive Language Proficiency Leadership Development Organization Provides 'Fellows' with Acclaimed Language-Learning Solutions June 26, 2013 - Global Citizen Year announced today that its new class of fellows will receive access to award-winning Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions. Rosetta Stone is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of technology-based solutions for language acquisition. As Global... 
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06/24/13Brookstone Announces Distribution Partnership with Rosetta Stone
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Brookstone Announces Distribution Partnership with Rosetta Stone Innovative language-learning solutions to be offered in select stores and online Merrimack, NH- June 24, 2013- Brookstone, the innovative retailer and product development company, today announced that it has become a premier retail partner of Rosetta Stone®, the world's leading technology-based solution for learning languages. All 30 Rosetta Stone languages are now available online at Brooks... 
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06/17/13Rosetta Stone Expands Enterprise Language Learning Solution With Addition of Cultural Awareness Training
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Expands Enterprise Language Learning Solution With Addition of Cultural Awareness Training New "Global Collaboration Solution" Designed to Increase Communications Effectiveness of International Businesses ARLINGTON, VA. - June 17, 2013- Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) today announced an important new addition to its Enterprise solution: Global Collaboration Solution(TM), a web-based tool to help companies conduct business and communicate more e... 
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06/11/13Rosetta Stone Announces Closing of Secondary Common Stock Offering
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions (“Rosetta Stone”), today announced that the previously announced public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock by the selling stockholders, ABS Capital Partners IV Trust and Norwest Equity Partners VIII, LP, and Rosetta Stone has closed. Of the total 3,500,000 shares of common stock sold, the selling sto... 
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06/06/13Rosetta Stone Announces Pricing of Secondary Common Stock Offering
ABS Capital Partners and Norwest Equity Partners Offering 3,490,000 Shares ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions (“Rosetta Stone”), today announced the pricing of its previously announced public offering of shares of common stock. An aggregate of 3,500,000 shares are being offered at a price to the public of $16.00 per share. Of the 3,50... 
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06/05/13Rosetta Stone Announces Secondary Common Stock Offering
ABS Capital Partners and Norwest Equity Partners Offering 3,490,000 Shares ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions (“Rosetta Stone”), today announced the commencement of a public offering of 3,500,000 shares of its common stock. Of the 3,500,000 shares of its common stock being offered, the selling stockholders, ABS Capital Partners IV Tru... 
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05/08/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
Strategic Shift to Cloud Continues as Company Reports Adjusted EBITDA Growth of 39% to $2.4 Million, Reaffirms Full-Year 2013 Guidance ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 8, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2013, as summarized below:   ... 
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04/26/13Rosetta Stone Inc. to Participate at the Baird 2013 Growth Stock Conference
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Rosetta Stone Inc. to Participate at the Baird 2013 Growth Stock Conference ARLINGTON, VA - April 26, 2013 -- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced that Thomas Pierno, Chief Financial Officer, will present at Robert W. Baird's 2013 Growth Stock Conference in Chicago on May 9, 2013, at 11:20am ET/10:20am CST. The presentation will be webcast live and a replay will be archived on the ... 
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04/25/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Results
(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --ARLINGTON, VA - April 24, 2013 - Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced it will report its first quarter 2013 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on May 8, 2013. In conjunction with this announcement, Rosetta Stone will host a webcast at 4:30 p.m. eastern time (ET) that day to discuss the results and the company's business outlook. The webcast will be availabl... 
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04/09/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Board to Consist of Eight Directors Following 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced that Theodore J. Leonsis will resign effective at the Rosetta Stone 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, and Tom P.H. Adams and John E. Lindahl will not seek re-election to the Rosetta Stone board of di... 
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04/04/13Rosetta Stone Continues Migration to the Cloud, Exits Remaining U.S. Kiosks
Language-Learning Company to Discontinue Low-Margin Operation ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2013-- Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) announced today that it will close all 56 of its remaining kiosk locations in the U.S. as it accelerates a transition to cloud-based learning solutions. As part of the move, the company will reduce its headcount by approximately 45 full-time and 200 part-time employees. Over the past 18 months, Rosetta Stone has been... 
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04/02/13Rosetta Stone Acquires Online Language Company Livemocha
Purchase of Vast Online Community & Robust Technology Platform Accelerates Rosetta Stone’s Shift to the Cloud ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2013-- Rosetta Stone announced today that it has acquired Seattle-based Livemocha, one of the world’s largest online language-learning communities, for $8.5 million in cash. Bringing with it a robust and extensible cloud-based learning platform and a community of over 16 million Livemocha me... 
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03/12/13Rosetta Stone Announces Office Openings & Organizational Changes to Accelerate Transformation & Technological Innovation
San Francisco and Austin locations expected to speed launch of new kids and advanced English products ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2013-- Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) announced today that it is re-shaping its Product organization and expanding its operational footprint in order to drive technological innovation and accelerate product development. A world leader in language-learning technology for schools, businesses an... 
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03/07/13Language-Learning Leader Rosetta Stone Partners with Community Colleges to Boost Employment Potential in Tough Job Markets
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 7, 2013-- For 67 laid-off meat processing plant workers in Idaho, prospects for new employment in the community were scarce—until a partnership between Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) and the College of Western Idaho helped many of those workers beat the odds. In Dodge City, Kansas, where shifting demographics have made bilingualism a critical need among business owners in the agriculture supply industry,... 
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03/05/13Rosetta Stone Inc. to Participate at the Barrington Research Technology Conference
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced that Thomas Pierno, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the second annual Barrington Research Technology Conference in Chicago on March 12, 2013, at 11:00am ET/10:00am CST. The presentation will be webcast live and a replay will be archived on the Rosetta Stone investor relations web s... 
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02/28/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results
Strong Close to the Year Helps Deliver $13.8 million of Adjusted EBITDA for FY 2012; Ends Year with All-Time High Cash Balance of $148 million; Company Expects 16% to 30% Adjusted EBITDA Growth in 2013 ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter 2012, as summari... 
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02/20/13Rosetta Stone Inc. Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Results
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2013-- Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results after the U.S. financial markets close on February 28th, 2013. In conjunction with this announcement, Rosetta Stone will host a webcast at 4:30 p.m. eastern time (ET) that day to discuss the results and the ... 
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02/19/13Rosetta Stone Partners with the International Air Transport Association to Provide Language Training to Aviation Industry Workers
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced a new agreement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that means thousands of employees in the aviation industry will have the opportunity to learn a new language and develop their communication skills as part of a wide-ranging career development program administered by the IATA ... 
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02/12/13Rosetta Stone Partners with NEA Foundation to Honor Exceptional Educators
Collaboration provides nation’s top educators the opportunity to learn Portuguese with leading language-learning company ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2013-- Launching a new partnership with the NEA Foundation, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leader in technology-based language-learning solutions, joined in honoring 38 of the nation’s top educators at the NEA Foundation’s annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in ... 
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