Google has made an acquisition of an Australian app that can be used to help users of its beta reader application to read news articles.
Facebook bought beta reader for $15 million in October from Australian startup, GDAX.
According to the Australian Financial Review, Google’s acquisition of the company, called Binge Reader, is worth $2.8 million.
The Australian newspaper reported that Google will use the deal to build “a database of news stories, news feeds and articles” that will help it build a “better” beta reader.
Google is also expected to use the acquisition to build a feature for users of the beta reader to “like” news stories on its site.
The deal is worth between $5 million and $10 million, according to the report.
In an interview with Business Insider, a Google spokesperson said the acquisition was about “a better, more reliable and more personalized beta reader”.
“We’re working hard to bring you a better and more personal beta reader experience,” the spokesperson said.
“Beta readers are the best way to discover new news stories.
They’re great at letting you read what you want, without having to leave the app.”
Google has been looking for a beta reader since it launched its beta software last year.
The software allows users to access articles from news outlets like The Australian, ABC, The Huffington Post, Business Insider and The Guardian.
In October, the company unveiled a new beta reader that allows users the option to bookmark articles.