Learning Co. Delays Vote on Broderbund Bid: Learning Co., facing a hostile bid from Cambridge, Mass.-based SoftKey International Inc., postponed a shareholder vote planned for Thursday on its proposed acquisition by Broderbund Software Inc. of Novato, Calif. The postponement comes after SoftKey last week made a tender offer of about $606 million in cash and stock for Fremont, Calif.-based Learning Co. Broderbund's offer, made in August, is valued at about $521 million, based on Broderbund's closing stock price Friday. Educational software maker Learning Co. postponed the special shareholders meeting after SoftKey sought a temporary restraining order from the Delaware Chancery Court. A hearing on the order, scheduled for Wednesday, may now be canceled.