– Amazon.com (NASD: AMZN) has acquired Touchco, a developer of touch-screen display
technology, The New York Times reported, citing a person briefed on the deal.
of the transaction were not provided.
Touchco was spun-off from New York University’s Media Research Lab, and
counts around six employees.
The Touchco team will be integrated with Amazon’s
Lab126 Kindle hardware unit, based in Cupertino,
Calif., according to The Times’
Currently, Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader devices do not feature
Touchco’s technology could enable the company to
offer full-color, touch-screen displays, as well as features like a virtual