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AMAZON ACQUIRES STANZA, AN E-BOOK APPLICATION FOR THE IPHONE
April 28, 2009, 10:35 am
Filed under: Digital Media | Tags: ,

NY Times
Seeking to strengthen its presence on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Amazon has acquired Lexcycle, the company behind Stanza, a popular free e-book application for the iPhone, according to Lexcycle’s blog. Stanza allows users to browse a library of around 100,000 books and periodicals for the iPhone, many of them in the ePub format — a widely accepted standard for e-books that Amazon has yet to support with its proprietary Kindle platform. It is not clear how much Amazon is paying for the year-old company, which has offices in Austin, Tex., and Portland, Ore.


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