Rumor: Google will team behind streaming e-book service Oyster




Oyster Books, a book subscription service for e-books that started in 2012, comes close. Which announced the service in a blog post. A source at Google reports that “some” of the team to get started with Google Play Books.

According Recode, the three founders of Oyster at least among the people who make the switch to Google. Oyster himself announced as yet only a closing of the service on his blog, but says nothing about a takeover. The company believes that the phone will be the main device to read books in the next decade. Although the company will “take steps proceed to terminate the existing oyster service in the coming months.” In the coming weeks, more details are known. The only glimpse is that the team “is excited about what lies ahead.”

Although there is nothing official is known, a Google employee told to Recode that it has taken over a part of the workforce to reinforce PlayBooks. Sources also say that Google’s initial investors, $ 17 million in the startup tasks, will compensate for the right to hire some of the staff. If Google really soon launch a book rental service, is that going direct competition with Amazon, which last July a 10-dollar-per-month-e-book service started. In the Netherlands began Bruna in May this year with an ‘unlimited read-app’.


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