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Report: Microsoft working on eReader app, could work with Xbox

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Microsoft may be working on a new eReader app tailored for Windows 8 and possibly for Xbox consoles, a source familiar with the project told The Verge.

A recently posted job listing at Microsoft states the company is looking for a software design engineer to help build "a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines, and comics." The engineer would be working with the Music, Video, and Reading team that has previously shipped two Windows 8 Xbox apps — Xbox Music and Xbox Video.

Sources confirmed with The Verge that Microsoft is currently planning out the app. There is currently no word on whether the new app will function across Windows 8 devices similar to Xbox Music and Video, or if it is coming to the Xbox.

Microsoft already produces a Windows 8 Reader app and the company's Microsoft Office division is currently working on a separate Office Reader app for the operating system. The latter will be used for displaying different types of content such as PDFs and digital books and is expected to ship later this year.