Amazon Buys Comixology: What Changes Can Digital Comic Book Fans Expect From Bezos Latest Acquisiton?
Amazon has acquired comic book distributor Comixology. The Kindle creator and, more recently, set-top box maker announced they will be absorbing the popular comic book store app for iOS, Android and web. While downloading comics illegally can be a problem for publishers, Comixology's-own guided view gave fans an attractive way to read their graphic novels -- a feature not available in side-loaded PDFs.
In a letter released to Comixology fans, the CEO Steinberger addressed any changes that could be made to the comic distribution service. Regarding the app staying true to itself,
"ComiXology will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary and we're not anywhere near done 'taking comics further.' We are confident that - with Amazon by our side, who shares our desire for innovation and a relentless focus on customers - we've only just begun."
We can't help but feel like the amount of company acquisitions lately is too damn high. Between Google buying Nest, Boston Dynamics, Deep Mind and more, Facebook buying WhatsApp, Oculus and others and Twitter purchasing Cover earlier this week, companies nowadays are going on a buying spree. It seems the business model in the app world is to be good enough that one of the bigger names wants to buy you. We don't see an Amazon-owned Comixology ruining the experience too much for users, though let's just hope that we're right.
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