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  • July 11, 2012
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Mondadori, says The Bookseller, is Italy’s largest publisher and retailer.  They will be selling the Kobo Touch in Mondadori’s stores and online.  Also, 3,000 of Mondadori’s titles will be available in ebook form.

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  • July 3, 2012
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Late last week Kobo announced an imminent launch in Japan, but lost amid the hubbub was an update to the Kobo for Android app which is adds new menu design, metadata, and page layout. Kobo has totally revamped the interface, and the new design allows users to easily go from one part of the app…

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  • June 30, 2012
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When Kobo held their big announcement at BEA a few weeks back there was a noticeable lack of device news.There was lots of talk of Kobo Writing Life but no news about their next gadget. Today I learned that Kobo might indeed be working on one. One MobileRead member was in her local Indigo bookstore…

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  • June 30, 2012
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  • June 14, 2012
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Kobo has announced this morning that their over-priced and under-equipped Android tablet is now slightly more useful. In the not too distant future Kobo plans to push out a new update for the Vox. The update is going to bring Google Play to the Kobo Vox, along with 500,000 apps, hundreds of thousands of movies,…

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  • June 14, 2012
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Amazon wasn’t the only c0ompany to release new apps today; Kobo just added several major features to their iPad and iPhone apps. For quite some time now Kobo has been selling their own fixed layout ebook format, and up until yesterday you could only read those ebooks on the Vox. Thanks to this new update,…

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  • June 6, 2012
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  Kobo’s long promised self-pub service was announced today.  It’s called Writing Life, and as you can probably guess it feeds into the Kobo eBookstore. Details are still scarce at this time, but Kobo’s that Writing Life is in beta, with a planned at the end of June.  But there are some interesting hints scattered…

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  • May 8, 2012
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For those of you contemplating a Kobo Touch, TechCrunch has a video tour:

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  • April 2, 2012
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That’s what the CBC is reporting. Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon’s footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned. Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis. Like Amazon, which announced two…

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  • March 28, 2012
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Well, the Harry Potter e-books are out, and they’re making a splash. There are a number of reactions being reported on the web to various aspects of the announcement, and it interests me to look at some of them. For starters, Tim Carmody at Wired calls attention to the fact that Amazon and Barnes &…