Apple Acquires Boise startup Booklamp


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. 

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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).

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