Is Microsoft getting more serious about e-books? The latest story suggests that the company is planning to release a reading app for Windows 8. A Microsoft job listing suggests the company is looking for an engineer to join a team building an interactive reading app for Windows.
As an SDE, you will be on the team building a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines, and comics
Considering that Microsoft’s competitors are already very active in this area, it is highly unlikely that this app won’t come to fruition. Of course, what is going to make people drop the Kindle app to use Microsoft’s reader? That is not clear. Then again, nobody said beating the Kindle app was going to be easy.[via]