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Oyster launches eBook store to take you beyond subscriptions

Oyster launches eBook store to take you beyond subscriptions

Those who like to read digitally have likely heard of Oyster, the monthly subscription service geared towards avid readers. At $9.99/month, getting the most out of Oyster is easy if you read one or more books monthly. If you don’t, you might have wondered why you’re subscribing — why not just buy books as needed? It’s a crossroads many have found themselves at, but you no longer have to leave Oyster if you’re not interested in subscribing. Today, Oyster is launching an eBook marketplace, where you can buy digital copies of books.

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Nook sales down 55%, Barnes & Noble feeling the effect

Nook sales down 55%, Barnes & Noble feeling the effect

Splitting Nook from Barnes & Noble may not be a good idea for the digital branch after all. In releasing their fourth quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble showed an overall positive holiday quarter, but Nook is bringing them down. Nook revenue fell 55% over last year, casting doubt on which of Barnes & Noble’s two halves (physical or digital) is really failing. Nook’s earnings count digital devices, eBooks and accessories. That includes the Samsung Nook, which was meant to resurrect the brand with regard to hardware.

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Sony launches New Digital Paper with Worldox

Sony launches New Digital Paper with Worldox

Targeting lawyers, educationalists, government and enterprise markets
, Sony has launched the New Digital Paper, a device that hopes to make paper redundant. Teaming with Worldox, a leading legal and financial document Management Company, Sony hopes to capture a potential market that is very paper intensive and traditional.

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Spritz targets 1,000wpm readers on wearables, Glass and more

Spritz targets 1,000wpm readers on wearables, Glass and more

Could you comfortably read at 1,000 words per minute? That's what startup Spritz claims, revealing a new reading technology aimed at phones, ereaders, and tablets, but also smaller displays like smartwatches and Glass-style wearables, that by showing one word at a time, can allow people to consume text at vastly increased rates, without missing out on comprehension.

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Sony Reader Store shutting down in late March

Sony Reader Store shutting down in late March

Sony recently announced they would be selling off the VAIO brand, however it seems that is not the only change in the works. A more recent announcement deals with Sony's Reader Store, which will soon be replaced by the Kobo eBookStore. Basically, Kobo will be the content supplier for those with a Sony Reader or Sony Xperia device.

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E Ink Carta display promises highest contrast and whitest display in the industry

E Ink Carta display promises highest contrast and whitest display in the industry

E Ink has been making some the most popular digital paper screens on the market for a number of years. Screens from this company have turned up in many of the most popular digital readers around. E Ink has today unveiled its next-generation electronic ink display technology called Carta.

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