Google Play Books now available in Mexico

Despite going on quite the world tour, Google Play Books hasn’t been available as close by as Mexico. That’s been rectified: the online bookstore is now open in the country, with both local titles and prices in Pesos. As with some other countries, the expansion also gives Mexicans their first real taste Online Pokies of Google Play […]

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San Antonio launching ‘bookless’ BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket

Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century — at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas’ south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms this fall, visitors will notice something important missing: actual books. Instead, the facility will be serving up ebooks — about 10,000 digital titles […]

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Kindle Touch updated with new UI, Whipersync for Voice and comic book navigation

Still have an old Kindle Touch sitting around? You have some new features to play with. Despite replacing it with a brighter son, Amazon is still updating its original touch sensitive e-reader — outfitting it with a new UI, enhanced parental controls and Whispersync for Voice, which shares bookmarks between audio and text versions of the same digital tome. […]

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Kobo Arc review: another 7-inch Android tablet steps into the ring

Perhaps there’s something to be said for setting the bar low — at the very least, it leaves you with ample room to shine in the next round. That’s where Kobo, the Canadian-turned-Japanese company, was when the Arc ($200 and up) landed on our desk, and we’ll tell you right now that the 7-inch tablet mops the […]

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Apple, publishers settle in EU e-book antitrust case

Antitrust regulators have accepted a settlement offer by Apple and four publishers to resolve an investigation into alleged e-book price fixing. Apple and four major publishers have settled a case with European antitrust regulators after negotiations began in September, ending an ongoing row over e-book price fixing. The iPhone and iPad maker, along with HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, Verlagsgruppe […]

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price

A couple of weeks back, we referred to the Nook HD as a “tablet with the heart of a reader.” And given Barnes & Noble’s roots in brick-and-mortar bookstores, the sentiment makes sense; the company has given the world a product that felt a bit like an LCD reader with some solid tricks up its sleeve. […]

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Barnes & Noble CEO not much into physical books anymore

The head honcho of the Barnes & Noble bookstore chain admits that old-fashioned books made out of paper aren’t really his thing these days. Lynch holds up a Nook, his favorite way to read a book. Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has a big hand in shaping the sales of books, both physical and […]

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DOJ: Toss the cartoonist’s appeal out of e-book case

The U.S. Department of Justice says Bob Kohn, who filed some of his arguments as a cartoon strip, has no standing in the case involving five book publishers and Apple. Part of the cartoon strip filed with a federal court by eMusic founder Bob Kohn. (Credit: Bob Kohn) Bob Kohn, the founder of eMusic and apparently an […]

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