Short takes on the week's announcements and deals.


Dulles-based education technology company Echo360 said it has acquired Ann Arbor, Mich.-based education technology company LectureTools. Terms were not disclosed.

Call for entries

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology and the Virginia Department of Education said they are extending the deadline for their Apps4VA High School Competition and Apps4VA Open Competition to Jan. 31. More information:


Los Angeles-based frozen yogurt retailer Pinkberry has opened a store at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport.


Mobile network infrastructure supplier Tecore Networks has moved its headquarters from Columbia to Hanover: 7030 Hi Tech Dr., Hanover, MD 21076.


Rockville-based RegenRx Biopharmaceuticals said it has received approval from the U.S. Patent Office for the use of Thymosin beta 4 to treat patients with glaucoma and elevated intraocular pressure.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby