Google has bought "eBook Technologies," according to a notice that is currently appearing on the company's homepage.
"eBook Technologies supplies a family of intelligent reading devices and licenses technologies that enable automated publishing and control over content distribution." Most links on the site, including the Product page, just redirect to this homepage. However, a little digging through Google's Cache reveals more details.
Google confirmed the acquisition, with a spokesperson giving us this statement:
"We are happy to welcome eBook Technologies' team to Google. Together, we hope to deliver richer reading experiences on tablets, electronic readers and other portable devices."
Here's the note about the acquisition on the homepage:
eBook Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Google. Working together with Google will further our commitment to providing a first-class reading experience on emerging tablets, e-readers and other portable devices.