Do you think that certain companies just do not have the right kind of mojo when it comes to a certain market niche? We are now hearing whispers of Barnes & Noble (B&N) working on support for a brand new device that measures 8” in size, although details are still extremely scant at the moment since we have yet to see any kind of new submissions over at the FCC, […]
When something goes on the internet, it’s more or less there forever which is why many of us have been repeatedly warned to keep things we want to be private off the internet. After all who’s stopping a complete stranger from saving your photos, your videos, your music, and etc. onto their computer and uploading them in another place, right?However it seems that despite what feels like an impossible task, […]
It looks like Kobo has plans for a brand new eReader, where this particular model will be known as the Kobo Aura H2O. Having passed through the FCC not too long ago, the Kobo Aura H2O will arrive with a high resolution E Ink display, accompanied by a water- as well as dust-proof case. As to its purported release date, it seems that we now have additional details, thanks to […]
Ebooks are surely gaining popularity among the masses, but when it comes to the number of ebook reader releases in the market, those are not as popular as a regular tablet, leaving consumers with not that many choices in the first place. However, the relative few ebook readers in the market do show a sizeable number of them running on Android-based software, such as Barnes & Noble’s NOOK eReader. Enter […]
Ebooks are starting to gain traction these days, that is a given. After all, nobody would like to lug around a behemoth of a novel that surpasses the 1,000 page mark – it would take up too much space in your suitcase or hand-carry luggage. However, there is one major advantage that physical books have over an ebook – you can never run out of batteries when you need to […]
Ebooks, or electronic books in full, happen to be a growing market that has the ability and potential to outsell printed books in the near future. In fact, some established names in the market such as Nigel Newton, the chief executive of the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury, claimed that ebooks has surged in recent times to make up part of a ‘golden age of reading’.
So, we do know that the smartphone market has seen some waterproof handsets in recent memory, where Sony has certainly taken the mindset of waterproof devices being bulky and ugly looking, turning that idea over its head with a svelte chassis and desirable design, starting with the Xperia Z which they then followed up with encore performances via the likes of the Xperia Tablet Z, et al. A waterproof smartphone […]
The Nintendo 3DS could be a viable e-book reader platform.
When it comes to reading, some of us prefer to get our reading done at night just before we retire for the day. The thing is, having that reading lamp turned on might not be too suitable for folks who have a companion who is sensitive to light. The advent of e-book readers, however, has split the camp right down the middle to two – one with a built-in backlight, […]
Non-profit organization Worldreader recently set up a campaign to provide more than 100,000 ebooks to students in sub-Saharan communities in Africa. In a follow-up move to that initiative, the NPO has teamed up with Spanish soccer giants Barcelona FC in the hope to bring 1 million ebooks to students in outlying areas that are currently limited in terms of access to books with special regard to public school students. Worldreader […]
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that the US Department of Justice sued Apple along with publishers regarding alleged ebook price fixing. Apple of course denied the charges and there have been talks about other countries looking to sue Apple over the same issue as well. Taking that step would be Canada where a lawyer, Norman Painchaud, took the opportunity to sue on behalf of any Canadian citizen who […]
Just yesterday it was reported that the US Department of Justice was suing Apple over alleged price fixing regarding its ebooks. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now it looks like the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) could be going after Apple over the same thing in Australia. This would make it the ACCC’s 2nd time suing Apple with the first time regarding “false advertising” over Apple’s 4G LTE […]
The US government does not care whether you have the largest market capitalization on the stock exchange, but where you have done wrong, you will still be brought to book – or at least an attempt will be made. It seems that Apple as well as other ebook publishers has been sued by Uncle Sam, where the New York district court will oversee a lawsuit that claims said publishers (including […]
Google will put to an end a program that previously allowed independent booksellers to offer their wares – in this case, e-books, from its online store. This move will come to fruition by the end of January 2013. Google digital publishing director Scott Dougall mentioned that this particular program failed to garner enough traction that Google was targeting, and starting from the search engine giant will eventually sell e-books using […]