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Scribd introduces bite-sized nonfiction previews called Snapshots

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd is unveiling a new content type that it calls a Snapshot — a distillation of a nonfiction book’s key points, which can be read or listened to i

Scribd kicks off its original content initiative with a book about Robert Mueller

Scribd is moving into the original content business with the release of “Mueller’s War,” a book by journalist Garrett Graff looking at the prosecutor’s time as a marine in the

Facebook sues four Chinese companies over trademark infringement

Facebook is taking legal action against a cluster of Chinese websites that sell fake accounts, likes and followers both on Facebook itself and on Instagram . The company announced the legal action in

Scribd has more than 1M paying subscribers

Subscription e-book and audiobook service Scribd says it’s grown to more than 1 million subscribers. It still has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Netflix (nearly 150 million subs

Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription

If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month — particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital sub

Spotify tests consumer interest in a bundle with both Hulu and Scribd’s audiobooks

In April, Spotify and Hulu teamed up on a discounted bundle of both of their services for $12.99 per month, following a similar deal for students launched last fall. Now, it seems, the streaming servi

Scribd will get Veronica Roth’s ‘Fates Divide’ on launch day

Scribd is setting its sights on bigger, newer titles. E-book and audiobook versions of The Fates Divide, the second volume in Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark series, will go live on Scribd tomorr

Scribd’s new unlimited plan for audiobooks and e-books might be an avid reader’s dream

Avid audiobook nerds tired of dealing with Audible's nonsense or long library queues now have a new way to get a steady stream of the good stuff. Scribd just announced it will be reinstating an unlim

Scribd offers an ‘Essential Student Bundle’, including an NYT subscription, for $1.87 per week

Scribd is giving college and graduate students access to its library of digital content, plus a subscription to The New York Times, at what it says is a 40 percent discount on the combination. CEO Tri

Transcend VR sues investor Mike Rothenberg for fraud and breach of contract

Mike Rothenberg has been in a heap of trouble over a series of purportedly fraudulent transactions within his investment firm Rothenberg Ventures and his virtual reality startup River Studios. Now Tra

Scribd Adds Sheet Music And Sesame Street To Its Subscription E-Book Service

Scribd continues to expand its selection — it’s adding sheet music for the first time, and also announcing deals to bring in Sesame Street children’s books and grow its selection of tex

TuneIn Launches TuneIn Premium With Ad-Free Radio, Audiobooks, MLB Games

Popular radio service and app <a target="_blank" href="http://tunein.com">TuneIn</a> just launched a new subscription service. For $7.99 per month, <a target="_blank" href="http://tunein.com/premium/"

Scribd Adds Comics From Marvel, IDW, And Others To Its Subscription E-Book Service

In case getting unlimited access to an enormous library <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/scribd-harpercollins-book-subscriptions/">of e-books</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.co

Publisher Macmillan Signs On With E-Book Subscription Services Oyster And Scribd

Macmillan, one of the “Big Five” book publishers in the United States, is making its titles available on subscription e-book services Oyster and Scribd, starting today. The news isn’t exactly

Scribd Raises $22M For Its Subscription E-Book Service

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.scribd.com">Scribd</a>, a startup offering unlimited access to half a million e-books for $8.99 a month, is announcing that it has Raised $22 million in additional

Scribd Expands Its Subscription E-Book Service With 30K Audiobooks

It was just over a year ago that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.scribd.com">Scribd</a> officially <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/scribd-harpercollins-book-subscriptions/">unveile

How To Save Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of triumph, it was a time of disaster, it was the publishing industry in 2014, just after mighty Amazon fired a new salvo in its war

TC Cribs 50th Episode: We’re Back At Scribd, The San Francisco Startup Where It All Began

Much like Leon Russell and Donny Hathaway, TechCrunch TV’s Cribs series has been so many places in its life and times. For its 50th episode airing today, we thought we’d bring it back to t

Scribd’s Subscription E-Book Service Moves Into Travel With The Full Lonely Planet Library

Subscription e-book startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.scribd.com">Scribd</a> is announcing a deal with famed travel publisher <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com">Lonely Pla

With HarperCollins Deal, Scribd Unveils Its Bid To Become The Netflix For Books

The latest company making a bid to bring the subscription model to the book world is one that may already be <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/scribd">familiar to TechCrunch readers</a> — soc
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