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.
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.
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.