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  1. Industry News
    Japanese eCommerce leader, Rakuten, owner of e-reader company Kobo, said it plans to invest $100 million in the trendy social media site, Pinterest. Pinterest, which allows users to 'pin' images and follow other people's images in an online scrapbook framework, is enjoying a tremendous surge...
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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...
  3. Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    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...
  4. Industry News
    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...
  5. Industry News
    Indigo this week announced it would be launching a touchscreen version of its Kobo eReader around Fathers Day. The device can be pre-ordered from the Kobo site for $139. Kobo also announced that its Kobo Wireless eReader will now sell for $99 in the United States and $109 in Canada. Powered by...
  6. Industry News
    The Kobo ebook reader, a low cost digital book reader, went on sale at Indigo Books this past weekend. The ebook reader features an electronic ink screen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution similar to the one found on the popular Amazon Kindle but does not have any wireless connectivity...
  7. Industry News
    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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