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Kobo’s new entry-level Clara HD e-reader has a crisp, color-adjustable display

Kobo has announced a new e-reader, the Clara HD, which won't set the world on fire but will be a perfectly serviceable gadget for e-book readers. It basically revives the well-liked but discontinued G

Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e-books and audiobooks in U.S.

Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten, which will see the companies collaborat

E-reader innovation has stalled

Next month marks 10 years since the first Kindle debuted. It’s a virtual lifetime in consumer electronics terms, but compared to its mobile brethren, e-readers’ pace of innovation has been glacial

Crunch Report | Apple and Amazon want Bond, James Bond

Today’s Stories  Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond franchise rights U.S. House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving car bill Kobo takes on Audible with its own au

Kobo takes on Audible with its own audiobook subscription service

Kobo’s never had an issue taking on the bigwigs. It’s outlasted bigger names like Sony and Barnes & Noble in the devoted e-reader space, and now it’s ready to take a swipe at Audible’s

Kobo’s Aura H2O gets an upgrade, but waterproofing is still its standout feature

Kobo doesn’t upgrade its products much, because, let’s face it, the e-reader market isn’t what it once was — and what’s left of it is still dominated by Amazon. Still, the Canadian-turne

Sainsbury’s exits digital entertainment, hands over e-book business to Kobo

Once again, a big retailer in the UK is pulling away from its ambitions to move into digital media. Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is exiting the digital entertainment business. As part of that

Kobo goes big with its 7.8-inch Aura One e-reader

The Canadian company has never been afraid to take risks with the often-boring world of e-readers, and for that reason alone it is a welcoming presence. Without Kobo pushing the boundaries of screen s

Kobo Aura H2O Review: Weather Resistance And A Great Screen Combine For Ultimate E-Reading

Kobo has introduced a new e-reader, and the device offers all your typical generational improvements, including faster page turning and a high-resolution display for crisp text. But it also brings a d

Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display.

Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the

Amazon’s Next Kindle Paperwhite To Feature 300ppi Screen, Better Typography, Arrive Early Next Year

Amazon is now preparing a new Kindle Paperwhite for release in early Q2 of next year, TechCrunch has learned. The marquee feature of the new device is a high-resolution 300 ppi screen that will bring

Courting All Bookworms, Kobo Debuts 3 New Reading-Friendly Arc Tablets, A New Aura E-Reader, And A Plan To Gain An Edge Over Amazon

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kobo.com">Kobo</a>, the e-reader and tablet company owned by Rakuten (aka Japan's answer to Amazon), is today taking the covers off four new devices -- three new An

Rakuten Global E-commerce Expansion Weighs Down Q2 Profits

The aggressive international expansion of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has continued to put pressure on the firm's bottom line but it is confident the "super sales" and B2B2C business model, popu

Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps For Its Own App Store This Summer

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kobo.com">Kobo</a>, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/08/rakuten-acquires-e-reading-platform-kobo-for-31

E-Reading Company Kobo Acquires Publishing Platform Aquafadas To Make It Easier To Bring Content To Its Wares

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kobo/">Kobo</a>, the Rakuten-owned e-reading company, has announced that it is to acquire the French digital publishing platform <a target="_blank" href="http:

Kobo Glo And Mini Hit Store Shelves In Canada And The UK, Kobo Arc Tablet To Follow In November

Kobo announced today via its company blog that the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini e-readers are now on sale at Canadian retailers Indigo, Future Shop and Best Buy, and in the U.K. at WHSmith. The $80 Mini and

Kobo Unveils $79 Mini And $129 Glo E-Readers, Takes On Amazon With Android-Powered Arc Tablet

The big September reveal-a-thon is set to continue tomorrow with some new product announcements <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/23/amazon-to-hold-press-conference-in-santa-monica-on-sept-

Kobo’s Vox E-Reader Finally Gets Full Access To Google Play

The headline would make more sense if it read "Android Market Access," as opposed to "Google Play Access," but that wouldn't be technically correct thanks to the Android Market's rebranding. In any ev

Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores

You'd be forgiven if you haven't heard of Kobo's Android-powered <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/19/kobo-pits-its-vox-against-the-fire-and-nook-as-first-social-e-reader/">Vox eReader</a>
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