AT&T & Former Google VP Support Georgia Tech Online Degree Program

It made sense that the Georgia Institute of Technology launched an online-only computer science degree in January of this year. It was less obvious what was in it for its two corporate partners: Udacity and AT&T (T).

Sure, Udacity is an online education company. But the company’s founder, former Google (GOOG) vice president and self-driving car evangelist Sebastian Thrun, made his name by creating virtual programs open to anyone, not paid online degrees like the one Georgia Tech is offering.

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