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Rakuten, the Japanese company behind Buy.com, picks up the third-place e-reader maker, Kobo, for more than $300 million, shortly after its major U.S. seller goes under.
The first of the big e-reader apps has conformed to Apple's new policy, the enforcement of which was supposed to begin a week ago.
The Japanese e-commerce giant says that the maker of popular voice and messaging apps "perfectly complements" its digital strategy.
During a Borders liquidation sale at one store, the Kobo Wireless e-reader has been spotted with a closeout price of $59.99.
In this Ask Maggie, I help a reader decide between an e-reader and a tablet for a Christmas gift and note that the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are not available outside the U.S.
One of the questions we're most commonly asked about e-readers is where in Australia one can obtain ebooks.
Borders has sent an email to customers advising that all stores in Australia will be closing down.
The startup, founded by a former Apple executive, also has allowed users to search via Google within titles made using its technology.
Borders is selling off its intellectual property, including the defunct book merchant's Web site and some of the contractual agreements it had with Kobo.
It's not quite a Nook Color, but it does let you read e-books (in color), listen to music, watch videos, and more--all for a fraction of the price.