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Kobo stops making tablets, shifts focus to eReaders and apps

Digital bookseller Kobo currently offers a line of eReaders and a line of Android tablets. But moving forward, Kobo president Michael Tamblyn tells The Bookseller that the company plans to focus on eReaders and apps that can run on tablets from other companies. Kobo doesn’t currently plan to continue developing its own tablets. The move makes […]

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Japan’s Rakuten buys Kobo for $315 million

Electronic bookseller Kobo is about to be sold to Japanese internet service company Rakuten. The Japanese firm is going to buy all outstanding shares of the company for $315 million. Currently Canadian bookseller Indigo is the largest shareholder. Kobo’s digital book platform allows customers to purchased eBooks on a wide range of devices in a […]