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Frozen Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo Aura H2O Can Survive Being Frozen Too (Video)

A few days ago I posted about how a Ukrainian tech site recently tested the PocketBook Aqua ebook reader to see if it could withstand being frozen in a block of ice. The device showed no ill effects whatsoever after being thawed out, and it turns out the same can be said for the IP67-certified […]

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OverDrive

Rakuten Buys OverDrive; What’s it Mean for Kindle Library Books?

There’s big news in the ebook industry today. Rakuten has announced that they are purchasing OverDrive for 410 million dollars in cash. The acquisition is expected to be finalized next month, April 2015. OverDrive is the leading platform for ebook and audiobook lending to public and school libraries, with over 30,000 supported libraries worldwide. Rakuten, […]

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Kobo Glo Discontinued, New 300 ppi Kobo Alyssum to Take it’s Place?

Earlier in the month Kobo teased us with some “big news” that we thought could have meant that Kobo was getting set to release a new ebook reader or two, but that just turned out to be a letdown when the big news ended up being the return of Oprah’s book club. But that doesn’t […]

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Is Kobo About to Release New eBook Readers?

There are a few signs that point to a possibility that Kobo is getting set to release a couple of new ebook readers. An announcement could happen as soon as tomorrow. Something is going to happen tomorrow, that much is certain. Kobo posted the above image on Facebook, with a quote that says “Check back […]

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blinkbox books

Kobo Set to Inherit 100,000 Blinkbox Books Customer Accounts

Once again Kobo is going to be the beneficiary of another failed ebook business like they were last year when Sony decided to close their ebook stores in North America, Europe, and Australia. Tesco’s blinkbox Books will be closing for good on February 28th, 2015. This comes after an anticipated agreement with Waterstones to purchase […]

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Blinkbox Books Closing Next Month, Kobo to the Rescue?

UK-based Tesco has announced that they will be closing their blinkbox branded ebook store at the end of February 2015, according to a report by The Bookseller. “We have taken the decision to close our e-book service blinkbox Books,” a Tesco representative said. “We’ve learnt a lot since launching the service and whilst we saw […]

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Kobo Sales

Kobo Deals: $99 Aura with Free Cover; up to 70% off eBooks

As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, there are still some good deals to be had on Kobo ebooks and some Kobo devices. The original 6-inch Kobo Aura is marked down to $99 as part of Kobo’s Boxing Week Deals. That’s $40 off the regular price. The sale is ongoing at Kobo.com and […]

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Kobo Aura Sale

Kobo eBook Readers on Sale

Kobo has been making a lot of changes to their website recently. They’ve also got some of their ebook readers on sale right now. Once again the Kobo Aura is marked down to $99 from $139 both at Kobo.com and Chapters. The Kobo Aura has a high resolution 6-inch E Ink Pearl screen, a frontlight, […]

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Kobo Reviews

Kobo Adds Reviews to Website and eReaders with Firmware Update 3.12.0

Kobo has started rolling out a new software update for the Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Aura HD and H2O. The new firmware is labeled as version 3.12.0. Like usual you can wait for it to automatically download and install over Wi-Fi or you can download it from the direct links to Kobo firmware thread at […]

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E Ink

Kobo and E Ink Partner to Offer Kobo’s eBooks on 3rd Party eReaders

Yesterday E Ink announced a new collaborative ebook access program with Kobo that gives manufactures of E Ink devices the opportunity to offer Kobo’s ebooks on their ebook readers. This gives E Ink’s hardware partners more marketing power by being able to offer a recognizable ebook store on their devices without having the expense of […]

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