Briefly Noted | Digital publishing | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub – Industry analysis – FT.com

It looks like back-to-school shopping has hit venture capitalists and Facebook this week. The social networking company announced an intriguing acquisition of digital book publisher Push Pop Press. Meanwhile, Inkling, which has a publishing platform for putting textbooks on the iPad, raised a new round of funding.

Facebook’s acquisition prompted a wave of speculation in the blogosphere. Push Pop stated on its blog that Facebook “isn’t planning to start publishing digital books.” However, both the New York Times’ Bits blog and PCWorld speculated that there could be an opportunity.

via Story of the week: Digital publishing | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub – Industry analysis – FT.com.