Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members
Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members
                                       

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Amazon/Goodreads deal quashed Apple iBookstore plans, say sources

www.electronista.com
Amazon's buyout of Goodreads in late March also had the effect of derailing Apple plans for the iBookstore, say Wall Street Journal sources. During the past year, Apple and Goodreads reportedly discussed integrating Goodreads content into the iBookstore, namely in the form of displaying user reviews and ratings. The scheme...
Amazon/Goodreads deal quashed Apple iBookstore plans, say sources

Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

allthingsd.com
Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and Apple. Over the past year, Apple and Goodreads had begun discussing integrating Goodreads’ service, which allows users...
Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

www.macrumors.com
Before Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads earlier this year, Apple had been talking to the company about a partnership between Goodreads and Apple's iBookstore. However, once Amazon got into acquisition talks with Goodreads, those talks with Apple broke off, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Over the past year, Apple and...
Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

appleinsider.com
Apple was reportedly interested in integrating book recommendations from the service Goodreads into the iBookstore, but those plans were tossed after Amazon bought the social networking site.    ...
Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

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Amazon.com's announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and Apple....
Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

Authors Guild Shuts Itself Off From Public Criticism, As People Realize It Represents Publishers, Not Authors

www.techdirt.com
We've written numerous times about Scott Turow during his time as head of the Author's Guild, and the amazing thing to me is that despite the fact he's been getting blistering criticism from a variety of people -- including tons of authors -- he never, ever seems to even acknowledge...
Authors Guild Shuts Itself Off From Public Criticism, As People Realize It Represents Publishers, Not Authors

PayPal snags Iron Pearl to focus on user growth

pandodaily.com
Iron Pearl, a service that aims to systematically grow the user base of websites, was getting all set to launch after it had been testing its product in private beta with some services like Goodreads. Then, just as the launch was getting close, another early tester, PayPal, came a-calling,...
PayPal snags Iron Pearl to focus on user growth

eBay's PayPal Acquires IronPearl To Fuel Growth Beyond 123M Users

techcrunch.com
About a month ago, I wrote about a stealthy company called IronPearl, led by Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier. They were growth hackers before the word “growth hacker” even existed. In fact, they don’t even really like the word “growth hacker.” For years, Chudnovsky had been advising companies like Goodreads, Path,...
eBay's PayPal Acquires IronPearl To Fuel Growth Beyond 123M Users

Amazon's Goodreads Acquisition Triggers Backlash

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Amazon.com Inc.'s announcement of a deal to acquire Goodreads has set off a backlash among some fans of the popular site who treasured its independence....
Amazon's Goodreads Acquisition Triggers Backlash
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