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Simon & Schuster deal boosts 'Netflix of digital books' wannabes Scribd and Oyster

Scribd and Oyster's all-you-can-read e-book subscription services add 'Big 5' publisher's backlist titles.

By May. 21, 2014


Get three free months of unlimited e-books from Scribd

Want to see what a "Netflix for e-books" might be like? Here's your chance to find out for a full 90 days.

By Apr. 17, 2014


Scribd extends e-book subscription app to Kindle Fire

In the battle to become the "Netflix of digital books," Scribd is taking its app to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets while updating its iOS and Android apps.

By Jan. 29, 2014


Scribd launches digital book subscription service

The company is the latest to enter the digital book subscription arena with an $8.99 monthly fee and HarperCollins as its first major content partner.

By Oct. 1, 2013


Scribd launches Float, a new mobile reading app

Float, Scribd's new mobile reading platform, delivers a customized reading experience to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and eventually other mobile devices.

By Jul. 19, 2011


Apture's on-page search tech comes to Scribd

Scribd's hosted documents are getting a boost with technology from Apture that lets users do Web searches on words and phrases that appear on each page.

By Oct. 19, 2010


Scribd picks new Web technology over Flash

The online document repository is rebuilding without Adobe's plug-in. Also: the new Scribd adds support for Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

By May. 6, 2010


Scribd gets 'Readcasting': Autosharing made easy

Scribd has a new feature called Readcasting that can be set to automatically share whatever you're reading on the site to all your friends.

By Apr. 21, 2010


Scribd goes mobile, adds sharing to iPhone, Kindle

Scribd is unveiling a new way for people to view documents via its service--by sending them to mobile phones and e-reader devices.

By Feb. 24, 2010


Scribd fires back, denies violating copyright

Social-publishing site accused in lawsuit of violating author's copyright says the company is comfortably docked in the DMCA's safe harbor.

By Sep. 20, 2009