Apple buys BookLamp and the Book Genome Project

It is pretty amazing what the small team at BookLamp managed to achieve… a sort of Pandora for books.

The example below is stunning…

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“Here’s a look at how the BookLamp technology works — as represented by a graphic created by Digital Book World for a visualization article on the works of Stephen King. In this example above, its scan of King’s “Salem’s Lot” found the prevalence of ‘vampires & the supernatural’, ‘funerals / death/ memorials’, ‘homes & domestic environments’, and ‘pain & fear / negative emotions’.”

One feature that was missing for Apple is “You like this book? we recommend you this other book”.

Stay tuned!

Source:

Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

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