Rumour Has it Apple Has Bought an e-Book Recommendation Service

By Tom Pritchard on at

According to TechCrunch, Apple is going to be spending more time thinking about the e-book market thanks to the acquisition of BookLamp, an e-book recommendation service.

The rumoured purchase, which apparently cost Apple somewhere between £5.8 million and £8.8 million, is designed to help the company compete against Amazon who already has its own recommendations service.

Apple was contacted for a comment and said the same thing that it always does, ""Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Which isn't a confirmation and it isn't a denial. Really helpful, Apple.

Booklamp, on the other hand, is no longer active, instead a farewell page has been left in its place. Sound familiar? [TechCrunch via CNET]