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Ereaders News

Amazon to open first brick-and-mortar site

New York - Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to open a physical location in New York City across the street from the Empire State building.

Sony pulls out of the e-reader market

Facing tough competitors such as Amazon and unsure financial situations in other areas Sony will be pulling out of the market for e-readers in upcoming months.

FAA expands use of electronic devices during all phases of flight

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that airlines will allow passengers to use tablets, e-readers and game consoles during all phases of flight. However, phones cannot be used for voice communications.

Op-Ed: New 10” Kindle Fire rumour getting traction

Sydney - Kindle, the quasi-original reader, is about to get another upgrade, this time to a realistic, slightly bigger than 6x9 paperback standard size. This may be welcomed by readers, but so far the idea is more interesting than based on hard facts.

Review: The fateful debate about books and e-books

Kobo’s new Aura HD, a ‘limited edition’ e-reader for ‘the most passionate book lovers,’ is a great e-reader. But it launches in the middle of a dubious debate

Despite eReaders, tablets companies still relying on photocopiers

Fort Lauderdale - Although the business world of documents has dramatically transitioned from stacks of paper to the world of eReaders, tablets, smartphones and netbooks, businesses still rely on the six-decade-old photocopier, which was first introduced by Xerox.

UK publisher Pearson to invest in Nook media

London - Global media company Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, has announced an investment of $89.5 million in the Nook series of e-readers and tablets.

Kobo raises the bookshelf for e-readers

Three new e-book readers and a revamped old one offer a network of 11,000 booksellers offering 3 million books in 60 different languages in 190 countries

Op-Ed: The Increasing Price of Textbooks

The increasing price of textbooks can be an additional financial burden to students already struggling with paying tuition. Here is just one way to loosen the noose of student loans.

Barnes & Noble looks to rejuvenate Nook by giving it away

Yesterday retailer Barnes & Noble announced a new promotion that includes two exclusive offer for consumers to get either a free Nook Simple Touch or a marked down Nook Color tablet for $99.

Op-Ed: The e-reader maze- More gadgets, less distribution

Sydney - If you’re a reader, you could wind up owning a scrap heap of gadgets. E-reader compatability is ridiculously over complex. This is to distribution what chastity is to orgasms- Vaguely related, and not noticeably helpful.

eReader growth among Americans surpasses previous expectations

New statistics coming out from eMarketer are reporting that eReaders in the US have more than quadrupled in the last two years. They also report that the rapid growth is ongoing.

Kobo sending eBooks and eReaders to troops in Afghanistan

Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan will be able to use eReaders early next month at the base library when Kobo delivers to them 150 of their eReaders.
 

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