Kobo launches Audiobooks, chasing Canadian authors to create new content

Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is launching its new Audiobooks service to its existing app today, and says it's planning to attract Canadians to the platform with new content from famous Canuck authors. Other

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Kobo updates Aura H20 model

Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. revealed its new mid-range e-reader, the upgraded Kobo Aura H20, on Tuesday. In updating the model that was first introduced to the market in August 2014, Kobo CEO Michael

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

League adds business insurance to digital health platform

A Toronto-based startup that began as a digital gateway between people and various healthcare providers is now offering insurance plans to businesses, the company announced on Wednesday. League Inc. is adding insurance products

Published on: October 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kobo Aura One review: a premium e-reader that delivers

The Aura One isn't just an e-reader for people who've never bought an e-reader before, it's an e-reader for people already in the market and ready for an upgrade. That's how Rakuten Kobo

Published on: October 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kobo’s new Aura One e-reader inspired by its best customers

Rakuten Inc.'s Kobo is advertising its new Aura One as the e-reader designed by people who love e-readers, and it's made that slogan credible after working with about a dozen of its best

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kobo launches new e-reader and service to help grandma set it up

For stalwarts of the printed word that just can’t give up “the feel” of paper books, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is introducing a new e-reader device that it says will finally convert them to

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kobo founder launches new startup with healthcare portal

Michael Serbinis, the entrepreneur that created the Kobo e-books business, is turning his attention to the healthcare sector with a new startup being unveiled today - League Inc. League is a personal wellness

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Kobo launches new high-res, waterproof e-reader

Kobo has come out with a new e-reader, one that’s being touted as high-definition and waterproof – plus it also has a pretty reasonable price tag of about $180. Branding its latest offering

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Candice So

10 tech gadget stocking stuffers under $200

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo launching new e-reader, Android tablets

Kobo Inc., the Toronto-based e-reader and e-books firm owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, announced three new Android tablets and a new e-ink reader last week. The new e-ink reader, Kobo Aura, will launch Sept.

Published on: September 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo launches limited-edition Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader

Kobo is launching its limited-edition, 6.8” Kobo Aura HD E Ink eReader. With what Kobo is calling a “book-inspired design,” it’s available in Ivory, Espresso and Onyx for $169.99 "From the beginning, Kobo

Published on: April 16th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Rakuten adopts MasterCard’s digital wallet for payments

The owner of Canadian e-book firm Kobo and investor in social media site Pinterest announced that it's implemented MasterCard's digital wallet on its main e-commerce site yesterday. Rakuten.com is a major shopping site

Published on: April 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Kobo Arc

There are so many different mobile devices on the market, it’s hard to know what one is best for you. If you’re been considering an e-reader, but want the extra functionality of a

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo Arc gets Jelly Bean upgrade

If you’ve got a Kobo Arc, get ready for jelly beans. Kobo has released an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware update for its 7” Google-certified Kobo Arc tablet. Promised enhancements include faster performance,

Published on: March 25th, 2013 Jeff Jedras