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  • 10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool

    10M Users Strong, Social Publishing Platform Wattpad Adds OMERS Ventures To Its Investor Pool

    Social publishing network Wattpad today announced that Toronto’s OMERS Ventures has joined its existing Series B round of investment, which totals $17.3 million, the amount announced back in June (OMERS participated in that amount, but hasn’t officially been on the books until today). The addition of OMERS gives Wattpad just adds to the company’s strong existing portfolio… Read More

  • Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire

    Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors’ E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire

    Amazon has stopped pretending that a group of e-reading apps it allowed onto its Android Appstore weren’t available on the Kindle Fire. For whatever reason, the company was effectively hiding e-reading apps from companies like Wattpad, Kobo and Bluefire, even though they worked perfectly fine on the low-cost tablet computer. Confused about why its app didn’t appear for users on… Read More

  • Wattpad Will Launch With The BlackBerry PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook hit yesterday and Amazon was ready with a presser announcing a Kindle app for the platform. Great news, no doubt. However, the WattPad app is the top eReading app in the BlackBerry App World so it should make a good amount of dedicated BlackBerry users happy to know that the app will launch alongside the PlayBook early next year. Read More

  • E-book Community Wattpad Scores Angel Funding

    The flurry of e-book readers that are descending upon us has prompted investors to take a closer look at companies set to ride the wave. Wattpad this morning announced that it has secured a round of funding with a number of private investors, although the e-book community operator and mobile app developer declined to disclose the size of the round. The consortium of angel investors that… Read More