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Backed By $1.4M From Celebrity Investors, Qloo Launches A Netflix-Style Discovery Engine For Culture

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As the Web evolves and hundreds of sites collect data every day on who we are and what we love to do, personalization has become fundamental to user experience to help users find signal amidst the noise. Some companies utilize our social graph to provide recommendations from the people we...
Backed By $1.4M From Celebrity Investors, Qloo Launches A Netflix-Style Discovery Engine For Culture

Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

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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

Amazon Acquires Book Reviews And Recommendation Platform Goodreads

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Amazon has agreed to acquire Goodreads, the popular book review and recommendation platform for an undisclosed sum. The San Francisco-based Goodreads, which launched in 2007, currently has 16 million members who have added a total of 525 million books to its catalog, as well as 23 million reviews. Users can...
Amazon Acquires Book Reviews And Recommendation Platform Goodreads

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

We're all talk when it comes to buying books online

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While we love to discuss books on the internet, it has precious little impact on salesSainsbury's, which purchased a large stake in social reading website Anobii last summer, announced last week that it would shortly be renaming the site eBooks by Sainsbury's. Leaving aside questions of capitalisation, and why it...
We're all talk when it comes to buying books online
The “Facebook Timeline bump”: Bookworm app Goodreads skyrockets

Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

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HE SMELLS BLOOD. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) As if anyone in the publishing industry needed another reason to view Amazon with suspicion and alarm: Today the goliath announced it’s acquiring literary-themed social networking site Goodreads. Head for your bunkers; we’ve just gone to End of Publishing DefCon 1. Said Amazon’s VP of...
Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

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Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2. Goodreads had raised $2.75M in funding from the likes of True Ventures, since launching in January 2007. As of last August, the site...
Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Tipflare: Two MIT Seniors Build A One-Stop Shop For Recommendations On Anything

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With so much information, content and so many services now living online, there’s a lot of choice — even for something as simple as where to go to buy a new pair of socks — and there’s a lot of data. As it’s evolved and gotten better at making sense...
Tipflare: Two MIT Seniors Build A One-Stop Shop For Recommendations On Anything

Facebook finishes rolling out 'Sections' to people's profiles, brings ratings, activities and apps to your timeline

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In mid-March Facebook announced that it would be updating its Timeline design with a focus on users' interests and app activities. Now the the new "Sections" are finished rolling out and you should be able to find them in the left-side of your profile. Now users can rate books,...
Facebook finishes rolling out 'Sections' to people's profiles, brings ratings, activities and apps to your timeline

Amazon buys book recommendation site

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Online retailer Amazon says it will buy a book discovery and recommendation website Goodreads, which has 16 million members....
Amazon buys book recommendation site
Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status

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. Over the past year, Apple and Goodreads had begun discussing integrating Goodreads’ service, which allows users...
Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership

Can Ownshelf, the 'Dropbox for ebooks', sail clear of lending controversy?

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Ownshelf, a service that allows its users to share their ebook collections with others, has started to enlist well-known people to help raise awareness of its service. It’s potentially on dodgy ground, though, and publishers will no doubt be keeping an eye on this ‘Dropbox for ebooks’ to make sure...
Can Ownshelf, the 'Dropbox for ebooks', sail clear of lending controversy?
Amazon acquires Goodreads, a book recommendations service

Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

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Academics have charted reviews on social media sites and broadsheet books desks, and ranked their impact on novel sales. The results make for interesting readingLast week's paper from the Harvard Business School asking "What makes a critic tick?" put me in mind of teachers and bombs. Literary critics can be...
Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

Actually, Amazon Paid About $150 Million for Goodreads

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According to sources, Amazon paid from $140 million to $150 million for Goodreads, the books recommendation service. And while BusinessWeek ran a we-are-just-guessing story today that posited a self-described “overly simple, back-of-the-envelope estimate” of $1 billion, sources said that number is simply wrong. I am still trying to determine...
Actually, Amazon Paid About $150 Million for Goodreads

Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

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Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pusing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly...
Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

Book Lovers: If You're Not Already On Goodreads, Here's Why You Should Be

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My next series of posts is entitled Social Books. Over five posts, I'm going to explore how book readers and writers use social networking tools. Three of the posts will be from the point of view of readers, starting with this one today about the leading social network for bookworms:...
Book Lovers: If You're Not Already On Goodreads, Here's Why You Should Be

Facebook brings back ‘action links’ to give developers more ways to engage users directly from feed stories

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Facebook has re-introduced “action links” that allow users to take specific in-app actions directly from stories in the desktop News Feed, Timeline or Ticker. These customizable action links give developers a way for users to engage with their apps more easily, increasing the viral potential of each story. For example,...
Facebook brings back ‘action links’ to give developers more ways to engage users directly from feed stories

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

Facebook roundup: marriage equality, Zuckerberg, Goodreads, Nasdaq, smartphone research and more

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Facebook users change profile picture show support for same sex marriage – As the U.S. Supreme Court met this week to address same-sex marriage, the Human Rights Campaign encouraged users to change their profile pictures to an image of a pink equal sign on a red background in support of...
Facebook roundup: marriage equality, Zuckerberg, Goodreads, Nasdaq, smartphone research and more
Amazon says it will 'do no harm' to Goodreads after acquisition

Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to make better recommendations for Kindle users

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So, Amazon has a reading platform called Kindle. Goodreads has a platform that makes fairly excellent suggestions when it comes to reading materials. You probably see where this is going. This evening, Amazon announced that it was acquiring one of the more popular reading recommendation engines, and while the...
Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to make better recommendations for Kindle users

. Amazon Moves Toward Kindle Social Network with Goodreads

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Is Kindle the driving motivation for Amazon.com's purchase of Goodreads?...
. Amazon Moves Toward Kindle Social Network with Goodreads

Facebook tests new 'rated' action for books and other content in Open Graph apps

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Facebook is testing new built-in Open Graph actions for lifestyle apps, including a “rated” action for books, movies and other content. The new actions, which were pointed out to us by developer Tom Waddington, can be found in Facebook’s Open Graph action schemas for books and videos. There are new...
Facebook tests new 'rated' action for books and other content in Open Graph apps

Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon's purchase of Goodreads

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The literary world gasped on Thursday when Amazon announced it had acquired Goodreads, a popular social networks that lets book lovers connect and share reviews with one another. The deal gives Amazon control of an influential literary taste-maker and provides it with access to wealth of new book data —...
Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon's purchase of Goodreads

Rampant Speculation: Did Amazon Pay $1 Billion for Goodreads?

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A back-of-the-envelope estimate involves Goodreads's value per user, yet there's more to consider...
Rampant Speculation: Did Amazon Pay $1 Billion for Goodreads?

Book discovery: how many ‘touchpoints’ to purchase?

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Social reading site Goodreads says the primary way its users discover new books to read is through search. How does its algorithm work?...
Book discovery: how many ‘touchpoints’ to purchase?
The Morning Lowdown 4-20-12
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