Tech-media heavyweight TechCrunch has broken a story that is powerful for the Boise startup scene. Booklamp, a startup by Aaron Stanton that's been housed in the Watercooler, has been bought by Apple for $10-15 million.
A few paragraphs giving love to Boise:
TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services….
Prior to the exit, BookLamp had raised around $900,000 from local backers. Yes, it looks like BookLamp is Apple’s first acquisition out of Idaho….
BookLamp was one of the first companies to get incubated in the Water Cooler, a hybrid co-working facility in Boise — a city that has produced some other notable tech companies and tech exits like MarkMonitor (sold to Thomson Reuters), First to File (sold to CPA Global), andProclarity (sold to Microsoft).
Read the Full story: http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/25/apple-booklamp/