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

Apple loses its shine as greed tarnishes legacy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently requested his bonus compensation be tied to the rise or fall of Apple’s stock price and its position on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.  In demonstrating anything

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Marylka Empey

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

Why digital kids’ content hasn’t totally replaced books…yet

Shockingly in today's digital world, traditional children's books aren't dead yet. Digital books still haven't replaced the original kind made out of paper and ink designed just for miniature minds. And according to

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Apple accused of e-book price fixing by U.S. lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five large publishers, accusing the companies of working together to raise prices of e-books.Defendants in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday, are

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Grant Gross

iBooks 2 limitations mar great experience

Whenever I’m asked to review an e-reading app, my first reaction hovers around snarky amusement. “Come on,” I say to myself. “If it shows text and you can read books, it’s a fine

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Apple looks to disrupt education industry with iBooks 2, iTunes U launch

Apple on Thursday bought traditional textbooks to the digital age with the new iBooks 2, a tablet application that will bring in support for multimedia textbooks for a more interactive and engaging learning

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Agam Shah and Roman Loyola

How to publish your e-book to Amazon’s Kindle

Would you like to be the next Dan Brown or J.K. Rowling? Perhaps your aspirations are less lofty, but you still have a story--or expert information--to share with the masses. Unless you are

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Comic-Con: iPad-era breaths new life into comic books

A year ago, when I went to Comic-Con International as a rank newbie, there was a lot of bubbub about how digital comics threatened traditional comic-book shops. This year I returned to San

Published on: July 29th, 2011 Jason Snell

Silver lining in Borders’ bankruptcy for Canadian e-reader

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. shouldn't suffer a major loss as its U.S. distributor declares bankruptcy and there may be a silver lining in Borders Inc.'s Chapter 11 filing and reorganization, according to e-reader industry

Published on: February 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

E-book piracy different from music, movies

By Keir Thomas While browsing a social news site the other day, I came across a link to an e-book search engine. Sadly, alongside the many free e-books available, such as those from

Published on: December 1st, 2010 IDG News Service

Amazon’s new Kindle deserves a close look by businesses

Amazon is aggressively defending its position in the e-reader market by unveiling a redesigned Kindle 2 for a mere $139. As Amazon and Barnes and Noble battle for e-reader supremacy, it's time for

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

I know what you’re reading this summer

With summer here at last, offices are emptying out as workers head out for some well-deserved R&R.Even vacation-shy tech managers are venturing out of their cubicles, and when they do, they're trading their

Published on: July 9th, 2010 Mary K. Pratt

Kobo e-reader set to ship first week of May

Canada will get its very own piece of e-reader hardware in the first week of May at bookstores and online, at a price that undercuts the heavyweight competition.Toronto-based Kobo Inc. is set to

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson