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Subscription eBook service Scribd doesn’t include comics anymore

Less than two years after adding digital comic books to its library of content, Netflix-for-eBooks service Scribd has removed them. The Digital Reader reports that comics were pulled from the service with little fanfare, and that Scribd confirmed the news in a statement that claims “few actively took advantage of them” anyway. Scribd continues to […]

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Amazon launches Kindle manga model with 32GB of storage in Japan (because pictures are bigger than words)

Most Amazon Kindle eReaders have 4GB of built-in storage, which is plenty of space if you spend most of your time reading books without a lot of pictures. You may be able to squeeze thousands of books onto a Kindle… which is more books than many people will probably read in a lifetime. Things get a […]

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Google makes it easier to read (some) comic books on smartphones with Bubble Zoom

I’ve written about a lot of tablets over the past 6 years or so… and I’ve even bought a few myself. But to be honest, the only thing I really use tablets for is reading eBooks and comic books. For just about everything else I could do with a tablet, I’d prefer to use a phone […]

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Subscription eBook service Scribd adds 10,000 digital comics

Scribd is a sort of Netflix-for-eBook service that lets you access thousands of books for $9 per month. Now about 10,000 of those books include digital comics and graphic novels. The company has added titles from top comics publishers including Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Boom! Studios, and Dynamite. Titles include Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, the Dresden Files, […]

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Lilbits (8-05-2013): Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch on the way?

Smartwatches have been all over Kickstarter for the last year or two, with watch makers and startups alike raising millions of dollars from folks interested in wearable computers. This might be the year where the startups have to begin competing with big name companies. Rumor has it that Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung are all […]

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Graphicly retires comic book apps, shifts to NOOK, Kindle, iPad bookstores

Graphicly provides a platform for digital comic books and other graphic works such as magazines and children’s books. Up until recently the company was probably best known for offering a series of apps for iOS, Android, and desktop computers that allowed you to read comic books. But today Graphicly announced that it’s retiring those apps. […]