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Kobo, Canada's answer to Kindle, debuts latest Android tablet ahead of Amazon

Betanews – 2012-09-06

Just hours ahead of Amazon's debut of a new Kindle tablet on Thursday, Kobo, the e-book company that can be thought of as "Canada's Kindle" debuted a new color Android tablet called the Kobo Arc. Kobo Arc is the company's second Android tablet,...
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Android Tablet Market Share Shaky According To Google's Own Stats

Fast Company – 2012-09-07

The Android OS may dominate the smartphone market, but figures released by Google tell a different story on the tablet front. Stats from Google Play, Google's one-stop shop for apps, movies, books and music, show that, while normal-sized devices -...
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Comixology Drives the E-comics Market

Publishers Weekly – 2012-09-21

Comixology, a digital comics distributor and marketplace, marks its fifth anniversary this year as it emerges as the clear leader in the digital comics space. The company’s Guided View technology, a much imitated function on its Comics by...
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The Ultimate Personal Brand-Builder? Your Very Own App

Fast Company – 2012-09-24

While reading Ryan Holiday's Fast Company story about books being the ultimate new business card, as a published author, I couldn't agree more. However, as Holiday points out, today's authors are in the "idea-making business, not the book business."...
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Google Play Books app arrives in Japan, adds translation, place info, highlighting and more

Engadget – 2012-09-25

Not content at stopping with its recent European tour, Google Play Books has made the trip to Japan and brought back a handful of new features. In addition to support for reading Japanese books in a vertical, right-to left layout, Mountain view now...
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The best children's apps are about great storytelling and strong characters

Guardian – 2012-09-25

Technology doesn't replace traditional skills, but it can bring kids into the creative processI recently visited a book publisher to speak at an away-day for its children's publishing team. The brief was to talk about the children's apps market,...
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Google Play Books Update Adds Geographical Lookup, Translations

AllThingsD – 2012-09-25

Google's Books application for Android gets smarter with new reference tools.
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New York Times and Burberry join the HTML5 brigade

Guardian – 2012-10-03

But don't see their new sites as a latest salvo in the notional war between browsers and native appsTwo more well-known brands have launched HTML5 mobile sites as an alternative to native apps. The New York Times and Burberry join an increasingly...
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Entertainment Weekly print edition comes with a 'smartphone-like Android device'

Engadget – 2012-10-04

If there's one advantage a print magazine still has over an online publication, it's the ability to offer all manner of crazy freebies glued to its pages. Maybelline samples, CDROMs packing the latest version of WinZip, or -- in tomorrow's edition...
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France's Youmag offers users a tailored news magazine with a mix of free and paid content

Editors Weblog – 2012-10-04

French aggregation startup Youmag is seeking to integrate free and paid digital news content in a made-to-measure, virtual magazine format. Co-founders Antoine Levêque, Nicolas Schaettel and Guillaume Multrie have recently unveiled versions for the...
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BookShout pulls users’ Kindle, Nook books onto other platforms

GigaOM – 2012-10-10

Startup BookShout lets users import their Kindle and Nook books into its iOS, Android and web-based social reading platform. But the function doesn't work very well yet, and it seems as if it's only a matter of time before Barnes & Noble or...
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Tough luck, iPad, Android owners read tablet publications more often

Betanews – 2012-10-18

More Americans are discovering what I did, after buying the original iPad more than two years ago: Reading ebooks, magazines and newspapers on a tablet is an immersive experience and often much more satisfying than print. Today, comScore says that...
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Don’t Shout Too Loud, Amazon Might Hear

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-27

Dallas-based startup Bookshout is looking to disrupt the current e-book ecosystem with its new offering of Apple and Android mobile apps.
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One Direction? There's an augmented reality picture book app for them...

Guardian – 2012-11-12

Sony Music and Zappar's partnership is the latest attempt by the music industry to harness AR technologyOne Direction, the Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue and Kiss. Now that's a supergroup in the making, especially with a boy band to bring the average...
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Kobo Arc hits UK shelves

The Bookseller – 2012-11-16

Kobo has launched its Kobo Arc Android tablet device in the UK. The device went on sale today (...
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Pearson talks mobile disruption in education, games and publishing

Guardian – 2012-11-19

Alina Vandenberghe tells the Guardan Mobile Business Summit how devices are shaking up several industries"The revolution in education is not something that's going to happen tomorrow. It's starting to happen quite a while ago, when in Nigeria and...
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B&N releases UK apps

The Bookseller – 2012-11-27

Barnes and Noble has released Nook apps for android, iPad and iPhone users in the UK. The apps...
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India Offers Android Aakash Tablet for $21 to Lure Students

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-28

India's Aakash Android-tablet was first offered for $35, but an updated model with a better processor, RAM and screen is now being sold to students for $21 subsidized price.
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Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice

Engadget – 2012-11-28

Google's been kicking around the idea of pre-orders in its Play Store for a while, and now we know exactly how that'll pan out. You can now indulge in some pre-launch book ordering on the website as well as on Android devices -- the goodies are...
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Next Issue grows iPad library with addition of eight new magazine titles

Engadget – 2012-11-30

Next Issue -- the service unofficially billed as the Netflix of digital magazines -- has just announced an expansion of its catalog, adding eight additional titles to its tablet-based offering. This recent inclusion of big names brings the company's...
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