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  1. Kobo Original eReader unrecognized by computer

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    Hello, I recently inherited a Kobo Original (or K1), model number N416. It's tethered, and therefore dependent on its connectability with my computer. I plugged it into my windows 10, and downloaded Kobo desktop. The reader displays a page that says it is plugged in, and that the light will...
  2. Kobo Grows Customer Base 2.5M in First Quarter

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    Toronto-headquartered Kobo Inc. grew its e-reader customer base by 2.5 million in the first quarter. The Japanese-owned e-reader company now has 14.5 million registered users worldwide, with 15 percent of its new users coming from the United States. Kobo said that customers were reading 34...
  3. eReader sales expected to triple in next five years

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    Worldwide sales of ebook readers, such as the Kobo wireless readers shown here, are predicted reach 67 million by 2016, nearly triple the 25 million devices expected to be sold in 2011 according to a recent forecast by Juniper Research. The research firm expects sales to remain strong thanks to...
  4. Indigo announces sale of Kobo to Japanese firm for US $315 million

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    Indigo, the majority shareholder in Kobo, announced today that it has agreed to sell Kobo Inc. to Rakuten, Japan's biggest online shopping mall operator, for US$315 million. The book retailer, which founded and spun Kobo off in 2009 as an independent company, says expects to receive...
  5. Indigo announces sale of Kobo for US $315 million

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    Indigo, the majority shareholder in Kobo, announced today that it has agreed to sell Kobo Inc. to Rakuten, Japan's biggest online shopping mall operator, for US$315 million. Kobo will continue to function as a stand-alone operation with its headquarters, management team, and employees based in...
  6. Kobo unveils VOX android tablet and eReader

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    Toronto based Kobo Inc today announced the Kobo Vox Colour, a $200 Android tablet with WiFi connectivity and a seven inch LCD multi-touch colour screen with 1024 x 800 pixel resolution. Kobo says the was built for readers but also comes pre-loaded with an email, web browser, and media player...
  7. Sony's Reader WiFi on-sale in October

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony Canada today announced the Reader Wi-Fi which the company claims will be the world’s lightest eReader and one of the longest lasting thanks to an estimated battery life of over three weeks. With Wi-Fi turned off, battery life is estimated at over a month. The Reader Wi-FI will be available...
  8. Sony says new eReader will be world's lightest

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    Sony Canada today announced the Reader Wi-Fi which the company claims will be the world's lightest eReader and one of the longest lasting thanks to an estimated battery life of over three weeks. With Wi-Fi turned off, battery life is estimated at over a month. According to the company, the...
  9. U.S. E-reader ownership doubles in six months

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    The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011 according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The strong growth in e-Reader ownership was even greater than tablet ownership. In May 2011, 8%...
  10. U.S. E-reader ownership doubles in six months

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    The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011 according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project . The strong growth in e-Reader ownership was even greater than tablet ownership. In May 2011...
  11. Kobo Touch eReader now in stores

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    Indigo has announced that its Kobo touchscreen version is now available in-store. Powered by a Freescale i.MX507 processor, the Kobo Touch features a six inch e-ink infrared screen which can display 16 levels of greyscale, WiFI connectivity, a virtual keyboard for typing, 1 GB of internal...
  12. Amazon now sells more digital than printed books

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    In a sign of how the world has changed in the last decade, Amazon announced today that less than four years after introducing digital books, Amazon.com customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.   Amazon begin selling its Kindle...
  13. Media Tablet and eReader sales continue to grow at a torrid pace

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    The worldwide media tablet market grew 45.1% in the third quarter of 2010 thanks to continued huge demand for the Apple iPad according to a report out this week from the International Data Corporation. Meanwhile, global eReader sales expanded rapidly in the third quarter of 2010 with total...
  14. E-Reader sales expected to top 11 million units in 2011

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    Global e-reader sales are forecast to total 6.6 million units in 2010, up 79.8 percent from 2009 sales of 3.6 million units, according to a recent report from Gartner, Inc. The research firm predicts sales will jump another 68% in 2011 and surpass 11 million. "The connected e-reader market...
  15. Kobo Wireless eReader gets access to Bell's Wi-Fi network

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    Kobo Books announced today that users of its Wireless eReader will now have unlimited access to Bell's Wi-Fi network at any one of Bell's approximately 800 Wi-Fi network hotspot locations across Canada. To use the service, users just navigate to the Kobo Store area on their Wireless eReader and...
  16. Newspaper and magazine subscriptions now available for Kobo eReader

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    Kobo today announced Kobo eReader owners can now subscribe to the digital copy of twenty-six popular U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines. To stimulate trial, the company, in conjunction with publishers, is offering 14 day free trials to selected newpaper and magazines. Digital...
  17. Newspaper and Magazine subscriptions now available on Kobo eReader

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Kobo today announced Kobo eReader owners can now subscribe to the digital copy of dozens of U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines. To stimulate trial, the company, in conjunction with publishers, is offering 14 day free trials to selected newpaper and magazines. The following is the...
  18. Sony announces updated eReaders

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    Sony this week announced updated versions of its Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition eReaders will go on sale in Canada next week. The company says the new devices are smaller and lighter than their predecessors and feature an improved e-Ink display with touchscreen capabilities...
  19. Kobo eReader available in May

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Indigo Books this week announced that it has begun taking pre-orders for its Kobo ebook reader which will be available in stores in early May. The ebook reader features an electronic ink screen similar to the one found on the popular Amazon Kindle but does not have any wireless connectivity so...
  20. Kobo ebook reader coming in May

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    Indigo Books this week announced that it has begun taking pre-orders for its Kobo ebook reader which will be available in stores in early May. The ebook reader features an electronic ink screen similar to the one found on the popular Amazon Kindle but does not have any wireless connectivity so...
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