Amazon acquires digital comics platform (and iPad hit) comiXology

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Amazon(s AMZN) is acquiring the cloud-based digital comics platform comiXology, the companies announced Thursday. The purchase price wasn’t disclosed.

ComiXology lets users read digital comics and graphic novels on a number of platforms, including web, iOS(s aapl), Android(s GOOG), Kindle Fire and Windows(s MSFT) 8. It was Apple’s top-grossing non-game iPad app in both 2012 and 2013.

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” David Naggar, Amazon VP of content acquisition and independent publishing, said in a statement. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

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