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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 Owner, Rakuten Takes $100M Stake in Pinterest

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    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...
  3. Rdio to come pre-installed on Kobo Vox

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    Kobo announced today announced that Rdio will come pre-loaded on the company's new Kobo Vox, a $200 Android tablet with WiFi connectivity and a seven inch LCD multi-touch colour screen. Rdio (pronounced ar-dee-oh) is a $10 a month premium music streaming service created by Skype founders Niklas...
  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. Google's Canadian eBookstore arrives with similar pricing to its competitors

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    Google’s eBookstore launched in Canada Tuesday. The online store, which will compete with the likes of Amazon, Kobo and Apple, is offering thousands of paid titles and nearly 2 million public domain books free of charge. The eBookstore first opened its virtual doors in December 2010 in the...
  7. 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...
  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

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    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. 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...
  11. Kobo launches Touch eReader; slashes the price of its WiFi eReader

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    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...
  12. Kobo eReader Touch

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Indigo has announced the launch of the all new Kobo eReader Touch Edition. The Touch Edition will sell for $139.99. Consumers can pre-order the devices now for delivery sometime in June. The first generation Kobo WiFi is now available at the new lower price of $109.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Kobo announces Wireless ebook reader

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    Kobo, which released its first low cost eBook reader in May, today announced an upgraded Kobo Wireless eReader which will sell for the same price beginning in mid to late October. The company says the new hardware features WiFi connectivity; faster performance; longer battery life; and a...
  18. Kobo ebook reader gets firmware update

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    Owners of the Kobo eBook reader will be happy to learn that a firmware update is now being released which addresses a number of significant issues. Features of the new firmware include: improved font scaling; ability to hide pre-loaded books, a bug fix which improves battery life while the...
  19. Amazon slashes price of Kindle DX

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    Amazon has slashed the price of the Kindle DX, a larger and more expensive version of company's Kindle wireless ebook reader. Canadians can now order the Kindle DX with high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity for $379 USD, plus...
  20. Kobo eReader Owners discussion thread

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    The purpose of this thread is to discuss the operation of your Kobo eReader and any issues you may be having with it. Please note this thread is strictly for owners of the device. If you are not an owner and have questions please use other threads. Posts by non-owners will be removed.
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