Saturday, January 15, 2011

Google Acquires eBook Technologies

By Kathie Felix

Speculation was rampant this week about the meaning of Google’s recent purchase of California-based eBook Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Limited information on the acquisition was available on the eBook Technologies website:

“eBook Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Google. Working together with Google will further our commitment to providing a first-class reading experience on emerging tablets, e-readers and other portable devices.”

The company’s online background information states that “eBook Technologies supplies a family of intelligent reading devices and licenses technologies that enable automated publishing and control over content distribution.”

Following last month’s launch of the Google eBookstore and its 3 million offerings, many are wondering if Google is preparing to offer an e-reader of its own.

Tell us: What do you think the info giant is up to?

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