Amazon.com Buys Stanza Parent Company Lexcycle

Posted Apr 27, 2009

Amazon.com has bought Lexcycle, the parent company of Stanza.  Stanza is an iPhone application and desktop software that lets users download and read e-books in different formats.  Stanza works with PDFs, EPUB, XML, and eBook content protection technology used by Adobe.  This interets Amazon.com because users can export ebooks to the Kindle.

Stanza has been used by over 1.3 million users across 60 countries.  “We are not planning any changes in the Stanza application or user experience as a result of the acquisition,” stated the website of Stanza.  “Customers will still be able to browse, buy, and read ebooks from our many content partners. We look forward to offering future products and services that we hope will resonate with our passionate readers.”

[via PCW]