Educational software firm Wireless Generation will open a new office in Durham and hire up to 60 people, the company said Wednesday.

The firm will occupy 12,600 square feet at the American Tobacco Historic District.

Wireless Generation is based in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has some 500 employees.

“The talent in the Triangle area makes it the right place for Wireless Generation to grow,” said Larry Berger, the 10-year-old firm’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

Wireless Generation focuses on educational products, including tools enabling student, teacher and administrator collaboration. North Carolina is participating in a pilot test of the program called Shared Learning Collaborative. The state is also testing an early literacy assessment tool from the company.

For information about jobs, visit the company’s website.

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