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Kobo Circumvents Apple With HTML 5 Web App

Kobo Circumvents Apple With HTML 5 Web App

Several major e-book publisher apps, including Amazon's Kindle, Google Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook, had their store links stripped away yesterday as Apple's new in-app purchasing policy was laid down in full force. The Kobo store and e-reader was among these apps, but today announced an HTML5 web app alternative for customers to continue purchasing e-books from the Kobo store in a convenient way.

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iRiver Story HD Review

iRiver Story HD Review

The iRiver Story HD is touted as the very first e-reader to have Google eBookstore integration. The original iRiver Story has been called an Amazon Kindle clone, but this new model affixed with “HD” to its name now sports a higher XGA (1024x768) resolution display and some unusual design tweaks. Priced to compete with the Kindle at $139, the iRiver Story HD is hitting stores July 17, but should you plan to pick one up? Continue after the cut for the full review.

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Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Nook Color First To Get Angry Birds With Location-Based Magic Places

Rovio has been busy developing a new location-based feature for its immensely popular Angry Birds game. The new game format called Angry Birds Magic will have real-world tie-ins that let users unlock extra game content depending on where they're physically located. Today, we find out that the lucky users of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-readers will be the very first to try out Angry Birds Magic.

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Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Pew Reports E-Reader Ownership Growth Stronger Than Tablets

Ever since the iPad debuted, e-readers were thought to be a dying breed with Amazon's Kindle on the preemptive attack with commercials touting its glare-free e-ink display as opposed to the iPad's glossy screen. However, a new report from Pew shows that so far e-readers are still going strong. In fact, their survey shows that e-readers not only have a greater ownership percentage but also a stronger growth rate when compared to tablets.

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Bridgestone AeroBee Flexible E-Paper Shown off in Video

Bridgestone AeroBee Flexible E-Paper Shown off in Video

Bridgestone is a Japanese company best known for making tires. Last year they developed a QR-LPD, Liquid Powder display. Lately they've been working on blowing up the size of their displays. The largest? An A3 sized display with a resolution of 1920x2560. That's the size of two sheets of standard printer paper side-by-side. That's more than big enough for almost any task I can think of. Since they showed us those babies last year, they've improved the technology greatly and built them into some working tablet prototypes.

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Amazon To Sell Cheaper Kindle, But With On-Screen Ads

Amazon To Sell Cheaper Kindle, But With On-Screen Ads

Amazon is getting very creative in their strategies for pushing the Kindle e-reader in this competitive landscape where tablets are increasingly encroaching on their territory. The company announced that they will be offering a new Kindle option that saves consumers $25 off the lowest-priced Kindle in exchange for suffering some on-screen ads.

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NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

NOOKcolor Selling On Barnes & Noble’s eBay Store For $199 After Coupon

The NOOKcolor is already a pretty awesome little e-book reader and not to mention totally hackable--having been successfully rooted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb by some skilled XDA devs. But Barnes & Noble continues to work hard pushing the device, recently hosting in-store demo events offering free Starbucks coffee to test drive the device. And now they've begun selling the NOOKcolor discounted on eBay.

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SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

The reader application known as Pulse is really successful and big. I mean really big, and really really successful. So big and successful (and nice looking, and it has pretty hair and a nice smile) that Steve Jobs featured it in his keynote speech at WWDC. Today we found out that SlashGear is amongst the cool people on the list for Featured Sources on the app. Hooray!

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$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

Publishers usually have the last word, but eleventh-hour negotiations with Apple disclosed by the WSJ say that Apple is urging for bestselling books to be sold for $12.99 or $14.99 (some maybe even at $9.99), and like the developer agreement on iPhone apps, Apple will take a estimated 30 percent cut.

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