Canadian Retail: Rakuten Kobo Acquires Shelfie Technology

Rakuten Kobo will use Shelfie's tech to identify reader preferences for recommendations and to offer ebook editions of print books owned by users. The post Canadian Retail: Rakuten Kobo Acquires Shelfie Technology appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Kobo Acquires Shelfie Technology Platform

Kobo has acquired the technology platform and staff of Shelfie, a now defunct service that offered consumers the ability to get free or discounted ebook editions of print titles that they already owned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten said on Tuesday that it plans to acquire Canadian ebook and e-reader company Kobo in a bid to expand in the area of media... Continue reading at PC World

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Walmart, Rakuten Kobo Debut E-Book Retail Partnership

Walmart and ebook retailer Rakuten Kobo have launched a partnership through which the bricks-and-mortar giant will sell a range of Kobo digital content and devices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo acquires ebook and print bundling service Shelfie

Rakuten Kobo has acquired Shelfie, a service which enables customers to get free or discounted ebook versions of their print books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Battelle's drone-dropping technology acquired by San Francisco startup

Battelle technology that can drop drones from the sky has been acquired by a San Francisco startup specializing in defense against unmanned aerial devices. Dedrone has acquired the assets to DroneDefender for undisclosed terms. Looking like a science fiction blaster, the device disrupts... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Rakuten Kobo’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends

They're reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada's big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018. The post Rakuten Kobo’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Rakuten Kobo Forma e-reader review: Refined experience, flawed package

The Rakuten Kobo Forma is a poster child for the tug-of-war behind the design of every device you own. Companies strive to find the right balance of size, weight and features based on market research and what’s worked well for them in the past. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes things go... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks

Touting 6 million ebooks and a $9.99 audiobook subscription, the new Walmart partnership with Rakuten Kobo gives the Canadian retailer what it hasn't had in the US market: brand recognition. The post Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize

Getting 'aesthetically pleasing and accessible content' out of what the judges gave her as a mashup of sci-fi and Lewis Carroll, Katy Mastrocola beats the competition.  The post Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Walmart partners with Rakuten to broaden Kobo's US reach

Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the ebook retailer broaden its customer base in the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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US Industry Eyes Canadian Retailer Indigo’s Plan To Open American Bookstores

Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble. The post US Industry Eyes Canadian Retailer Indigo’s Plan To Open American Bookstores appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game and book retailer Humble Bundle

Media conglomerate IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want gaming, book and software collection retailer that raises money for charitable causes. In a blog post, Humble Bundle cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Rosen noted that his company will... Continue reading at Engadget

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Firebrand Acquires Enthrill Brand, Distribution Technologies

The acquisition of Enthrill technologies and its brands, brings an end to Enthrill's retail operations, but its technologies will continue to be used by Firebrand Technologies to distribute ebooks in the institutional and bulk sale market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kobo acquires Tolino e-reading platform

Rakuten Kobo will take over the German Tolino ebook platform from Deutsche Telekom at the end of this month, pending approval from the German competition authorities. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kobo Feels ‘Singled Out’ In Canadian Investigation

Kobo says the Canadian Competition Bureau is only asking for more documents from those who challenged its agreement with four multinational publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Canadian University Acquires Novels With Oscar Wilde Link

The University of British Columbia Library has acquired two rare, 19th-century novels that scholars believe may have been written by Oscar Wilde. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kobo to grow at speed under Rakuten

E-book retailer Kobo has the capability to grow at three times the speed under its new owner... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kobo sold to Rakuten

Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:30 Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has acquired e-reading service Kobo for $315 million. The move follows Rakuten’s acquisition of internet retailer Play.com earlier this year for £25m in cash, as part of the company’s European expansion plan. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kobo opens door to UK retailers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/02/2011 - 08:39 Canadian ebook retailer Kobo has said that it would be keen to partner a UK retailer in an effort to establish a presence in the market. Michael Tamblyn, vice-president of content, sales and merchandising at Kobo... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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