Smooth move! Amazon acquires iPhone E-Book app ‘Stanza’.

Smooth move! Amazon acquires iPhone E-Book app ‘Stanza’.

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Lexcycle, creators of Stanza, the popular free e-book application for the iPhone, has announced news that the company has been acquired by Amazon.

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.

No news as to how much the application was acquired for but believe me, we’re digging!

The NYTimes Blog received a quote from Cinthia Portugal, an Amazon spokeswoman

“It’s very early days for e-books, and we believe there is a lot of innovation ahead of us…Lexcycle is a smart, innovative company. and we look forward to working with them to innovate on behalf of readers.”

Marc Prud’hommeaux of Lexcycle says they are not planning any immediate changes the Stanza application for now, “customers will still be able to browse, buy, and read ebooks from our many content partners.”.

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