Amazon Buys Goodreads Recommendation Engine To Weave Into Kindle
Now, Amazon's buying Goodreads -- a reading recommendation service with around 16 million members. The company is remaining cagey about its plans, but it's pretty obvious that it'll soon become a vital part of the Kindle ecosystem. Imagine a situation where your friends like and recommend books, and you can easily take those recommendations into account when looking for your next piece of literature. Goodreads intends to remain its own entity, operating outside of the Kindle world for its existing users, but it's obvious that the company's future will mostly thrive within the Kindle universe.