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Beyond subscriptions: Oyster launches an eBook store

Oyster was one of the pioneers of the “Netflix for eBooks” market, offering subscribers access to thousands of digital books for a monthly fee. But now that rivals like Scribd and Amazon are offering similar service, Oyster is expanding… into territory dominated by Amazon. Oyster is opening its own eBook store. The company says it’s […]

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Lilbits (5-23-2014): A smartwatch that could replace your phone?

Most smartwatches are wrist-worn devices that are meant to pair with your smartphone wirelessly so you can see messages on your wrist, maybe control media playback, or perform other actions without taking your phone out of your pocket. But Samsung is reportedly working on a smartwatch that doesn’t need a phone at all. You can […]

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Oyster introduces Netflix for eBooks: All-you-can-read for $10 per month

Netflix changed the way many people watch videos when the company started offering the ability to stream as many TV shows and movies as you’d like for as little as $8 per month. Now a company called Oyster wants to do something similar with eBooks. Here’s the pitch: You pay $9.95 per month and you […]