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July 29, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Apple Acquires Book Analytics Company

Apple confirmed that it recently acquired BookLamp.org, which was the demo site for the Book Genome Project, a technology that digitally analyzes books’ contents in order to offer recommendations to users. Apple would not disclose details; the company’s statement admitted that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time. …” AppleInsider reports that Apple paid $10 to $15 million for BookLamp.org.

Reports speculate that the acquisition will help Apple improve discovery in its iBooks Store. According to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, the company has acquired 29 companies during the past 9 months.

Source: AppleInsider



Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

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