Apple has acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don’t require any knowledge of code. The company is essentially a magazine-focused version of iBooks Author, and the deal could mean better native publishing tools for digital periodicals.
The acquisition was first reported by iCulture, a Dutch iOS-focused blog, which reports the deal from a “source with knowledge of the deal.” We’ve received the following statement from Apple, which is as close as the company ever comes to making a positive confirmation of an acquisition:
Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.
Prss launched in 2013, and was the result of the work of the founding team’s creation of Trvl, one of the first iPad newsstand magazines. It was the first iPad-exclusive newsstand publication when…
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