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Our History is in the Making

Curious about our story? Here’s the last 25 years of Rosetta Stone.

1799

The Unlocking of Knowledge

The Rosetta Stone tablet is discovered and is instrumental in the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

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1992

A Vision Comes to Life

Founder Allen Stoltzfus creates Fairfield Language Technologies in Harrisonburg, VA with the vision of accelerating language learning through the use of technology.

1993

Rosetta Stone is For Sale

Rosetta Stone language-learning software is initially sold into schools and later sold directly to consumers.

2000

A New World Need

Fairfield Language Technologies releases its first online language-learning solution.

2004

Beginning of a Golden Era

Iconic yellow branding introduced; debut of the company’s legacy “Yellow Box” CD-product.

2006

A Name Change

Fairfield Language Technologies is purchased by ABS Capital Partners and Norwest Equity Partners and is renamed Rosetta Stone, Inc.

2007

New Technologies

Rosetta Stone introduces the most advanced speech recognition technology to date.

2008

Launch of the Audio Companion®

Consumers are able to take their language-learning experience on the go through the use of a portable CD or MP3 player.

Meeting Customer Needs

New solutions for learners in classrooms, businesses and homeschool students are introduced, allowing for an integration of interactive computer software and built-in management tools.

2009

The Next Chapter Begins

Rosetta Stone Inc. becomes a publicly traded company and lists on the New York Stock Exchange as RST.

2012

New Marketing Opportunity

Recognizing the needs of educators and businesses worldwide, a new Enterprise and Education division is formed.

2013

Delving Deeper into Education

Rosetta Stone expands portfolio with acquistions of literacy leader Lexia Learning, language companies Livemocha and Tell Me More, and Fit Brains creator Vivity Labs.

2014

Product Innovation Continues

Rosetta Stone introduces Advanced English for Business and Rosetta Stone Kids Reading to the marketplace.

2015

Reading Assessment Addressed

Lexia RAPID Assessment product for K-5 debuts.

Industry Specific Content

Advanced Spanish for Healthcare offering addresses changing needs of healthcare professionals.

2016

It’s Business Time

Rosetta Stone Catalyst solution introduced for business learners at every level.

2017

Company Milestone - May 13, 2017

Rosetta Stone celebrates 25 years as a company.

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