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  • Borders launches the Kobo eReader and eBook store

    Borders launches the Kobo eReader and eBook store

    Borders just announced that they’re selling the Kobo eReader, an $149 ebook touted, by Wired, no less, as a Kindle killer. This device isn’t formally Border’s only ebook reader. Instead, they will sell multiple readers online and in stores and the real news is that they’re creating an ebook store that will act as their default spot on the interwebs for ebooks and content. Read More

  • Dirt cheap and no features to speak of: will the Kobo e-reader sell by the million?

    Dirt cheap and no features to speak of: will the Kobo e-reader sell by the million?

    If you follow e-readers, you might have seen the post I wrote not long ago detailing and judging the various secondary features e-readers are sporting in order to catch the eye of the spendy book-lover. I am ashamed to say I missed a very important one: extremely low price. I mentioned it in passing, but the truth is that once a device like this creeps below $100 or so while retaining its… Read More

  • Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

    Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

    In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play non-DRM MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this world. That was a business for Apple, but not for the music industry, which later found itself locked into the the… Read More

  • Kobo Books Launches A UK Service To Compete With The Kindle

    Kobo Books Launches A UK Service To Compete With The Kindle

    In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this world. That was a business for Apple, but not for the music industry, which later found itself locked into the the Apple… Read More