Some view the reading of books are a private thing. After all not everyone enjoys a particular author’s work or a particular genre, not to mention reading is typically a quiet affair and creating a social settings could be distracting, unless you’re all gathered to discuss the book, of course.
However Readmill was looking to change that by introducing a social reading platform. For those unfamiliar, the service was launched about 3 years later and it basically allowed users to add notes in a book you shared to inform users of a special passage, a funny quote, or something to keep an eye out on because it might integral to the plot.
Well it looks like Dropbox is interested in Readmill and has since acquired the company, according to an official blog post on Readmill’s website. According to Readmill, “Our team will be joining Dropbox, where our expertise in reading, collaboration and syncing across devices finds a fitting home. Millions of people use Dropbox to store and share their digital lives, and we believe it’s a strong foundation on which to build the future of reading. We’re delighted to work alongside this talented team and imagine new ways to read together.”
This is Dropbox’s second acquisition this month because about a couple of weeks ago, Dropbox announced that they would be acquiring a workplace messaging startup company, Zulip. Back in 2012, Dropbox also announced their acquisition of Audiogalaxy. It is unclear what Dropbox wants to do with the company but for Readmill users, the service will be shutting down on the 1st of July 2014.
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